• Water cut off to Chinese rebel village

    by  • December 14, 2011 • 0 Comments

    Rebel Chinese village of Wukan ‘has food for ten days’ The rebel Chinese village of Wukan, which has driven out the Communist party, has resorted to smuggling in food past a police ring of steel which has cut off its population of more than 20,000. A demonstration in the centre of Wukan village, in south […]

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    Israelis threaten to choke Gaza using power and water

    by  • November 27, 2011 • 1 Comment

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gFjUiR1UITcwjb-zi7X0UoH6CHIg?docId=CNG.3da26ae4096a7bf3ae955737adbba454.3c1 Israel threatens to cut off power, water to Gaza (AFP) – 17 hours ago JERUSALEM — Israel warned on Saturday that it would cut the supply of water and electricity to the Gaza Strip if rival Palestinian movements Fatah and Hamas form a unity government. “The foreign ministry is examining the possibility of Israel […]

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    Greek gov enforces property taxes with power cuts

    by  • November 27, 2011 • 0 Comments

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/30/greeks-threatened-with-power-cuts Greeks threatened with power cuts if they fail to pay property tax Civil disobedience campaign puts pressure on Athens government as it pushes EU/IMF austerity measures Helena Smith in Athens guardian.co.uk, Sunday 30 October 2011 19.12 GMT Article history Demonstrators and riot police have clashed as Greeks oppose austerity measures imposed by the IMF […]

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    Armed with Science… and Magic

    by  • November 23, 2011 • 1 Comment

    I have been written up on Armed with Science, a Department of Defense web site. Vinay Gupta probably did not expect to serve as an inspiration for a DoD research project. As a programmer, master of Nepalese magic, editorial staff-member at the Rocky Mountain Institute and, most recently, the founder of the Hexayurt Project – […]

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    A quick life update…

    by  • November 2, 2011 • 2 Comments

    My life makes even less sense than usual. Remember when I was settled in Cloughjordan Ecovillage in Ireland, putting my feet up and hunkering down for the apocalypse? Yeah, me neither. I was offered a role at Hub Westminster to “do something amazing with nights and weekends” and so I did. So I’m now back […]

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    Avoid Winter War: Hexayurts and #Occupy

    by  • October 29, 2011 • 13 Comments

    This piece appears to form the foundation of Adbusters Tactical Briefing 18, which gets the basics but misses two important points. Hexayurt Encampment at Burning Ice, Brussels. Click for video of the winter camp. I’ve been getting a couple of pings a day about providing infrastructural support for #Occupy. I get pinged by email, on […]

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    The Open Workshop

    by  • September 15, 2011 • 1 Comment

    or, unpicking workshop design to create genuinely open exchange So I’ve been experimenting with various formats for a workshop here in Cloughjordan. I’ve been trying to find something that people were interested enough in doing, and that would get the work out there. But I realized, after somewhat lukewarm response, that I was thinking too […]

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    Goddamn.

    by  • September 7, 2011 • 10 Comments

    Apocalypse I have reached for the sword. I can’t or won’t tell you how or when. Let me then make the argument. 1) We are at seven billion humans now, expected to rise to at least nine billion. 2) If everybody lived like an American, we would need about eight planets. For Europeans the number […]

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