Tag Archives: elite panic

Disastrous outcomes

“What we need, is a really big climate disaster where lots of white people die; that will make everyone Wake Up.” Hands up if you’ve heard people say that? Hands up if you yourself have said that, or at least … Continue reading

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Japanese Nuclear Emergency – resilience and not much elite panic?

(Like I can tell from this distance!) Here’s a quote that struck me from the Melbourne Age (17/3/2011) Winter blast compounds crisis for half a million homeless by John Garnaut Only odd corner stores have opened their doors in Miyagi … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Paradise Built in Hell

This is an important book that anyone interested in democracy, resilience and our common future should read. Solnit’s basic thesis is that the stories we are told – and tell ourselves – about the aftermath of natural disasters – are … Continue reading

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