Feasta aims to identify the characteristics (economic, cultural and environmental) of a truly sustainable society, articulate how the necessary transition can be effected and promote the implementation of the measures required for this purpose. Includes complete on-line updated of Richard Douthwaite's "Short Circuit"
The old one-dimensional categories of "right" and "left" are overly simplistic for today's complex political landscape. For example, who are the "conservatives" in today's Russia? Are they the unreconstructed Stalinists, or the reformers who have adopted the right-wing views of conservatives like Margaret Thatcher? On the standard left-right scale, how to you distinguish leftists like Stalin and Gandhi? It is not sufficient to say that Stalin was simply more left than Gandhi. There are fundamental political differences between them that the old categories on their own can't explain. Similarly, we generally describe social reactionaries as "right-wingers", yet that leaves left-wing reactionaries like Robert Mugabe and Pol Pot off the hook. Take the test, and yopu'll be given the copmpass with your own special position on it.
If you or someone you know is trying to withdraw from Valium, Xanax, or any other benzodiazepine, this site provides a tremendous amount of information and support networks, including an excellent FAQ section
The website describes itself as; "the leading UK charity for people affected by depression. This web site contains information about the symptoms of depression, treatments for depression, as well as Depression Alliance campaigns and local groups." (now merged with Mind, and link changed to reflect this)
Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is an umbrella organisation which launches and co-ordinates the UK’s National Appeal in response to major disasters overseas.The DEC was originally set up by a group of aid agencies back in 1963. It brings together a unique alliance of Britain's aid, corporate, public and broadcasting sectors to rally the nation's compassion, and ensure that funds raised go to those charities best placed to deliver effective and timely relief to people most in need.
The story of the Kinsale Energy Descent Action Plan is an extraordinary one. A mid-thirties Englishman with a penchant for permaculture and an interest in peak oil moves to rural Ireland, starts teaching at the local further education college, and ends up writing, with his students, a ground-breaking document: the first timetabled strategy for weaning a town off fossil fuels. And what is more, that small Irish town actually adopts the action plan and starts to implement it.
Cornwall Community Climate Forum was formally established in 2006. The three main aims of the Forum are to provide peer support, to develop and coordinate joint networking, to provide an interface between community and strategic policy.
Engaging the community in designing a vibrant low energy future for Falmouth and the surrounding area to face the twin challenges posed by Peak Oil and Climate Change. Please join us and participate in the process.
An interesting publication exploring the biological connection between a `love` emotion and an `obsessive` thought experienced by an OCD sufferer. This site has lots of other interesting articles relating to current research in psychiatry