Guardian: Let’s wrench back power from the billionaires

Yes, but what can we actually do? Can anyone give me a roadmap for change? It doesn’t feel like ‘consume less, care more’ is enough anymore.


salon: Scholar Henry Giroux: Trump’s attack on democracy will fail

Worth reading and acting on. Some important thoughts on violence, civic duty, consumerism. Bad, good, bad, ICYMI.

One year after the 2016 Presidential Election, things are much worse than anticipated. America has changed, the world has changed. And things are only going to escalate in the coming years. Resistance has been surprisingly strong but it must continue. And we need to examine the cause for this horror in each and every one of us.

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Guardian: How the left must respond to this age of anger

Hope, some ideas, highlighting issues, bringing discussion, a step forward. Good piece from Lisa Nandy, Labour MP for Wigan.

The Guardian: It’s not just the 1%.

It’s a zero sum game: there are only so many good jobs, so many good schools, so many good neighbourhoods. If the poor are to be allowed their fair share, the rich must give up some of what they have. On the level of the individual, it makes sense to want the best for your children. But collectively, it can only lead to inequality. We must change our thinking about the worth or a person.


Be Less Reebok

My favourite billboard for the year. There are worse forces in the world than sportswear companies, but there’s enough evil inherent in all multinational conglomerates and their multi-million dollar marketing campaigns.