Video of Three Special Talks from the Red Nation Native Liberation Conference

Roxanne and I attended the Red Nation Native Liberation Conference last week in Gallup and the ever-present Andy Fertal videotaped the opening statement of Jennifer Marley and three closing speeches by Brandon Benallie, Nick Estes, and Melanie Yazzie. They were extraordinarily moving. Pour a cup of coffee and spend 30 minutes on these compelling talks…

Puerto Rico: A History of Colonization, Economic Servitude, and Now Humiliation

Puerto Rico: textbook convergence of Globalism, Colonialism, Capitalism, and Racism. This post explores that converge and discusses strategies to counter US policies at a local and state level through localism, sustainability, permaculture, and collective activism. You can learn more about these strategies at the extraordinary Economics of Happiness Conference in Santa Fe, Oct 12-14. Details…

Progressive Publications You Can Trust

So much fake news and so much pablum. Retake was going to undertake a massive review of the media to assemble an inventory of publications you can trust and organize them into issue areas, creating a useful inventory of resources. We didn’t do that because Local Futures: The Economics of Happiness had already developed it.…