Why Capitalism Cannot Be Redeemed

Why Capitalism Cannot Be Redeemed
July 5 / 2022 This piece is the result of my preparation: forty-three reasons why capitalism cannot be redeemed, in seven categories.

Carrot Oppression and the Othering of Unwanted Species

Carrot Oppression and the  Othering of Unwanted Species
June 24 / 2022 Through my tears, I expressed to them what I have expressed a number of times to others and have never expressed in writing. The way life evolved on this planet means that there is no food without killing something else that is alive.

Nonviolent Communication for Liberation: Flow, Mobilization, and Emergency

Nonviolent Communication for Liberation: Flow, Mobilization, and Emergency
May 6 / 2022

I have been on the path of liberation for decades, and most pointedly since 1996. Liberation, as I have been saying for years and years, overlaps with and is distinct from healing. Liberation, for me, is restoring capacity in areas where patriarchal conditioning has robbed us of it. It’s a …

Experiments with Truth

Experiments with Truth
April 8 / 2022 We use this phrase to refer to a deep commitment to practicing here and now every aspect of our vision, including at the edges of what we can imagine, to see how far we can go in applied nonviolence.

Material Risk Sharing for a Livable Future

Material Risk Sharing for a Livable Future
March 6 / 2022 I want to speak of the difference between “no exit” and “trap”. No exit is organic and part of life, born of the reality of being social animals.

Liberation for All: How We Can Talk Differently about Power and Privilege

Liberation for All: How We Can Talk Differently about Power and Privilege
February 21 / 2022 For the most part, almost everywhere and every time, I have found conversations across power differences repeatedly unsuccessful.

From Exchange to Gifting Part Three: Reintegrating into Flow One Experiment at a Time

From Exchange to Gifting  Part Three: Reintegrating into Flow  One Experiment at a Time
December 15 / 2021 In this third part, I want to look more clearly and fully at what we can do, both individually and as groups, communities, and organizations.

From Exchange to Gifting Part Two: Beyond the Exchange/Gift Binary

From Exchange to Gifting  Part Two: Beyond the Exchange/Gift Binary
November 16 / 2021 Many people, even those who live fully within the exchange paradigm and don’t ever think about maternal gifting, prefer going to a farmers’ market, if one exists where they live, or to a local store, rather than to a supermarket. Sometimes they prefer it enough that they are even willing to pay more money. There is a reason for it.

From Exchange to Gifting Part One: Why We Need to Find Our Way out of Scarcity

From Exchange to Gifting  Part One: Why We Need to Find Our Way out of Scarcity
October 27 / 2021 I [...] looked up economics, and discovered, with anguished relief, that scarcity was baked into the very definition of economics. The one I found at the time was “the study of the allocation of scarce resources.”

Grappling with Our Own Power

Grappling with Our Own Power
October 8 / 2021 In a position of structural power and leadership, I fully accept my responsibility, in general, to hear impacts of my actions on others with less power before saying anything about my own experience of the relationship and any impacts I may have absorbed within it.