There is nothing natural about what’s considered ‘normal’ today. Overwork, unemployment, over-consumption, high carbon emissions, low well-being, entrenched inequalities, and the lack of time to live a meaningful and caring life. The challenge is to break the power of the old industrial clock and to free up time to live sustainable lives. Shorter hours of[...]Read more →
Buddhism is a variety of traditions and practices based on the teachings of the “Awakened One” or Buddha. Each tradition emphasises different methods of training the mind with the aim of freeing the individual from suffering. Buddhism is also a rich ethical system that emphasises wisdom, kindness and compassion.
So what would a Buddhist[...]
Occupy Edinburgh have announced that on Saturday the 12th of January they will take to the streets with tents, banners and re-occupy the streets once more.
The group’s call to action reads “People of Edinburgh, the time is upon us once again to remind our governments and banks that they work for us and not[...]
The Birmingham Flash Mob is holding a massive street party in the centre of Birmingham, on the 5th January 2013 starting at 1pm in Victoria Square. The plan is to shut down the city centre for the day. It is in response to corporations on the high streets who have evaded an excess of £70[...]Read more →
The Occupy Movement aims to be democratic. That means that everyone can participate in making decisions. So how can decisions be made in a way that facilitates diversity, participation and not to mention good decisions?
Some advocate consensus as the democratic gold standard and insist that all decisions must be made in this way. Some[...]Read more →
At 12pm tomorrow a judge will rule on whether to grant Barnet Council a possession order allowing it to take back control of the Friern Barnet People’s Library, which was occupied and re-opened in September.
During today’s hearing the library occupiers, who include local residents and members of the Occupy movement, argued that forcing[...]
17 DECEMBER: Meet at 9:30am
In September residents of Barnet in North London took action against the local council and occupied their local library which had been closed down as a consequence of the government’s austerity measures despite overwhelming local opposition.
The council is now trying to evict the occupiers and hand over the premises[...]Read more →
Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008.
He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City. He also teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan.
In this Skype[...]
Up the Anti is a one day conference to think about and discuss how we lay claim to the future that we want and deserve. It will host an eclectic mix of sessions, ranging from in-depth seminars and debates to participatory, facilitated discussions and workshops. There are many questions we need to ask, including:
Is[...]Read more →