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For the sedge is withered from the lake and no birds sing

How will I face my market customers tomorrow, sixty, or seventy percent of whom may have voted jackboots into the Reichstag again, along with a license for the extinction of most of the species of the Holocene – including our … Continue reading

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Rite of Passage

The 2019 solstice is possibly a rite of passage, and possibly the end of days. The 21st and the 14th (UK election day) have merged in the imagination, just as rites of Christmas and the solstice are really one and … Continue reading

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Hey Ho, we’re bound for Rio

Since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, man-made carbon emissions have risen steadily, dipping slightly in economic recession to resume as Gros World Product continues to expand. . The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has achieved nothing. In truth, it … Continue reading

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The Coup

The brutes are closing in and shutting down broadcasting, newspapers and what has remained of democracy. It is a coup, which has been gestating for an indeterminate time, but which has emerged into adulthood with extreme rapidity. In much of … Continue reading

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The Seriousness of Career Review

Since my teenage years I’ve retained the following unshakeable certainty: that seriousness is an attitude we adopt, when we have a need to remove thought. . I think that other species can summon it too – for the posturing of … Continue reading

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Utopia is the Last Remaining Realism

We can find sufficient solar, hydro & wind energy for the current needs of the electricity grid, but for the new needs of domestic and commercial heat and of manufacturing (ceramics, smelting…) – we’ve not a hope in hell unless … Continue reading

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Politics

While we are busy, building real economic islands on the common, we are hindered and distracted by the contrary powers of enclosure – so we must also engage with those powers. . In that engagement we must remember that our … Continue reading

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