Dank memes for disturbing times In these trying times, haven’t we found some solace in memes, GIFs, reels and TikToks? In a way, where we are now with the internet is the golden age of self-expression. There are multiple, new digital art forms taking shape, then changing into something else at lightspeed.
The Global Goals are not luxurious No poverty or hunger. Human beings literally not starving to death in certain parts of the world. Clean water. A toilet. These are not lofty or utopian goals. These are things that should already be. And the UN Global Goals are all about giving everybody on Earth equal rights.… Continue reading How you can help achieve all 17 UN Global Goals and make a better world
Just stop buying shit! We are in danger of being buried under the mountains of crappy stuff we buy online Just stop buying shit. If the virus doesn’t get you, the climate crisis will! And guess what? You can buy a ton of stuff that will lull you into a false sense of security. Let… Continue reading Just stop making Jeff Bezos even richer, seriously
UPDATE, 04 Dec 20: Both said yes! At a meeting of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), to be held in Vienna, 2-4 December 2020, the UN will vote on a WHO (World Health Organisation) recommendation to remove cannabis from its list of illegal narcotics. While largely symbolic, such a move would make it… Continue reading Will the US and UN deschedule cannabis? Top 5 reasons why they did
Everything is better after America fired Trump, a vaccine was announced, and our dog Sadie got a little puppy pal, Archie It’s been quite the roller coaster these past days! Or ‘end times’ as lots of Christian folks are calling November 2020. But, how could this be the biblical End of Days, when we have… Continue reading Three reasons to believe in a better world: US election, vaccine, puppies Sadie and Archie
David Attenborough and his emotional call to action David Attenborough has got to be one of the most-loved people in the world, and he’s part of the fabric of our lives. So his new Netflix film, A Life on Our Planet, comes at just the right time. Just when we think we’re finished, Attenborough delivers… Continue reading David Attenborough has a must-watch film on Netflix, A Life on Our Planet
Americans don’t just choose a new President on November 3, 2020, they also vote to legalize cannabis Will 5 more US states legalize cannabis soon? Currently, 33 US states have legalized medical cannabis and 11 states have legalized cannabis for adult recreational use. On the November ballot, 5 states will put cannabis legalization to the… Continue reading Who’s next to legalize cannabis? Are you ready to stand up?
Changing clocks, daylight savings, Franz Ferdinand We’re so used to changing the clocks for daylight savings every spring and fall. But why do we do it? Enjoying these October evenings? As summer slowly dies (northern hemisphere), those endless evenings have been gradually ebbing away, and our bodies and brains adjusting to the new normal of… Continue reading Why do we change clocks, are daylight savings for environmental benefits?
Fire Trump: The US Presidential Election 2020 poses an existential threat to the planet A worsening climate crisis is one of the more visible legacies of Trump’s failures. If the US electorate doesn’t fire Trump, we are literally going to hell in a handbasket, brimming with anxiety and despair. We encourage all Americans to use… Continue reading Why the world needs America to fire Trump
We need you to do us a favor, and help fix the world We believe in surveys, as they are a valuable tool to learn about how we can get people to work together to help fix the world. Your opinion really matters to us. Your opinion can make a difference.
Nationalism and nostalgia are evolutionary dead ends One positive from the pandemic struck me today. We’ve changed. We are focused on the future, the promise of a vaccine, the chance to enjoy and appreciate the things we took for granted just months ago. Think back, think about Trump and his MAGA desire to return to… Continue reading How to build Utopia: Goodbye nostalgia, hello future!
What is ‘surveillance capitalism’? Your future behaviour is the product Shoshana Zuboff’s book is essential reading for anyone who has a smartphone or uses the internet. So, pretty much everyone should read this. When the product is free, then you are the product. This truism is taken to a new level by surveillance capitalism. Now,… Continue reading The Age of Surveillance Capitalism – Book review, how to survive it
Manifesto and call-to-arms to prevent a dystopia in which humans become unnecessary, or serve machines This Manifesto is about defining a simple, clear and direct set of rules for the people and companies that construct artificial intelligence, algorithms and technology. This Manifesto aims to prevent a dystopia where: humans are governed by AI and algorithms;… Continue reading Urgent manifesto for human resistance to AI, algorithms and tech domination, #ResistAI
Ireland’s unelected leader poses a risk to democracy in Ireland Ireland’s new prime minister was part of the crooked Government that destroyed the economy a decade ago, is a career politician from a right-wing bubble, and was not selected by the Irish electorate. This situation poses a real risk to democracy in Ireland.
What 420 means, origin story In 1971, five high school students in San Rafael, California, used the term in connection with a plan to search for an abandoned cannabis crop, based on a treasure map made by the grower (sounds like a movie waiting to happen). The group called themselves The Waldos, met after school at 4:20 PM,… Continue reading 420 is a demand for change. Legalize hemp and cannabis worldwide now
Is Europe a country? No, Europe is not a country, and that’s the problem. Europe is landmass and some islands to the left of Asia, plus some far-flung colonial leftovers. The European Union is made up of 27 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy,… Continue reading Is Europe a country? How the EU can thrive after coronavirus
The world can and will be better soon. To deal with the coronavirus we need to minimise infections by social distancing, until the vaccine is produced and widely available. And the news is good, with curve-flattening measures working, and a vaccine formula innovated, just this week. Longer-term, people should be discouraged from eating wild animals,… Continue reading Beautiful news: Some cool stuff for you
Chaos, as a brand, is dead Trump’s brand is chaos. And we are easily distracted. As a species, we’re hard-wired to always look out for threats. We now seem to be at peak threat level, with existential crises ubiquitous. Climate change may yet cause the extinction of humanity. Terrorists and dictators threaten massacres and even… Continue reading Coronavirus forces us to replace chaos and fear with clarity and purpose
We’re all about making it easier for everyone to become a hero Heroism comes in many forms, such as providing leadership in work, at home, and in your community, challenging your own perceptions and ways of thinking, and looking after family and community. We need you to join us as we save the world from… Continue reading Coronavirus tips: Stand up, wash your hands, be the hero
“Adam and Eve is the greatest lie ever told. We were all female in the womb. So the male is made from the female, not the other way round. Always. Systemic inequality in law, religion and society is not just morally wrong, it’s Bronze Age, batshit crazy, and science disproves its basis. We must accept that our foundation stories are mostly lies. Or misogyny, the deluded punishment of all women for what Eve did in a story, will remain acceptable in most human societies.”
– Gary J Byrnes, March 2020.
The world is sliding to hell in a handbasket and it can often seem overwhelming. Well, fear not. The time to start taking action to save the planet is now. Learn to take the spectre of imminent catastrophe in your stride by making a decisive difference. Arm yourself with these actions and be the hero…… Continue reading How to save the planet – Top 5 things you can do in 2021