Social, economic and ecological principles

  1. Economic decisions—what to invest in, and what, how, and where to build/produce—are made democratically and for the purpose of fulfilling the basic needs of people. One of the basic needs, of course, is a healthy local, regional, and global…
"You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose."

— Lou Holtz (via observando)


If you look at the world and say “Yes, there are enough homes for people, yes, there is enough food for people, but if we give it away for free they won’t have earned it and the economy will collapse.” Then you have chosen money (a constructed medium of exchange) over living beings who only want to continue living in peace and safety.

And I have no qualms telling you, that is the wrong choice, and you have been brainwashed by this destructive, exploitative system.

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"Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently."

— Maya Angelou, Rest in Power (via mansplainedmarxist)



From the “Chronic Fatigue/M.E - Increase awareness & understanding! ” Facebook page




From the “Chronic Fatigue/M.E - Increase awareness & understanding! ” Facebook page


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by content writer Rev. Katie Norris. Reposted from Rev. Katie’s blog, Bipolar Spirit on March 29, 2013

Picture if you will for a moment, a doctors office. A husband and wife sit across the desk from the doctor and he has just told them that the wife has cancer. She will need surgery, weekly…

"Suicidal feelings are not the same as giving up on life. Suicidal feelings often express a powerful and overwhelming need for a different life. Suicidal feelings can mean, in a desperate and unyielding way, a demand for something new. Listen to someone who is suicidal and you often hear a need for change so important, so indispensable, that they would rather die than go on living without the change. And when the person feels powerless to make that change happen, they become suicidal.

Help comes when the person identifies the change they want and starts to believe it can actually happen. Whether it is overcoming an impossible family situation, making a career or study change, standing up to an oppressor, gaining relief from chronic physical pain, igniting creative inspiration, feeling less alone, or beginning to value their self worth, at the root of suicidal feelings is often powerlessness to change your life – not giving up on life itself.


— Will Hall, Living with suicidal feelings (via madness-narrative)

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"There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one."

— Kazuo Ishiguro (via observando)


So in the wake of last night’s Grey’s Anatomy, i”ve been thinking a lot about my attachment to fictional characters. There are lots of characters I like, but when I truly LOVE a character, it’s a different experience. Those characters make me cry, make me angry, make me FEEL. It’s intense.


Toby Ziegler (West Wing)

Dr. Gregory House (House)

"There is really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’, there is only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard"

— Arundhati Roy (via raygender)

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