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If we don't take care of the earth, the earth won't take care of us.
- Sepp Holzer
Unless we make the world more equal, humanity will not survive.
- John Sulston
I glimpsed two visions of the future.
According to Hans Monderman there are two
kinds of space, the â€œtraffic worldâ€ and the â€œsocial worldâ€. The traffic world
Public peace - sidewalk and street peace - is kept primarily by an intricate, almost unconscious, network of voluntary controls and standards among the people themselves.
In every community there is work to be done. In every nation there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it.
- Marianne Williamson
Any weakness in controls leads, belatedly, to a loss of trust and an outbreak of control mechanisms
- Simon Lee, VC of Leeds Met University.
Lee S. (2003) Uneasy Ethics, Pimlico, London (p 164)
We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules.
- Alan Bennett
Do what you can - with what you have - where you are.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Industrialisation separates community from nature.
Tom Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environment Network
Time is running out: use it wisely.
Graffiti on storm-felled tree in Burley Park, Spring 2008
If bad rules got us into this mess, better ones - which go with, rather than against, the grain of humanity, community, and physical realities - can get us out again.
The water you drink today was the lifeblood of the clouds, will be the water in the river and seas tomorrow, supports all the animals, birds, creatures of the water and sea and the insects and plants
Celebrities know the cost of everything, the value of little else, and fear obscurity.
Politicians know the price of friendship, the value of the media, and fear the cost of their policies.
We can't do anything to change the world until capitalism crumbles. In the meantime we should all go shopping to console ourselves.
The Circus has taken over the Asylum, Lifestyle is the new Entertainment, Fast Food is the new Bread; Can you juggle or ride bareback?
Attributed to Sharon Osbourne
The supreme reality of our time is the vulnerability of our planet
John F Kennedy
(thanks to Jonathan)
Legal, political, commercial and scientific structures must be changed to serve the best in human nature, not the worst.
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Have you ever turned on the TV and seen an advert giving you information about a product?
So, in his memory, I'd invite you to settle into this sunny weekend, and take a moment to sit in the garden, sip a glass of chilled Australian chardonnay, become so intrigued by what is familiar that
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