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What the Hell Should We Be Doing About Rising Fascism?

Amid the current rise of fascist leaders, rhetoric, and movements in the U.S., we need to examine contemporary expressions of fascism and how individuals, communities, organizations, and networks can respond and resist. Especially in the context of the 2024 elections, the anti-fascist actions of millions of ordinary people will determine whether our baseline democratic norms […]

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Claudia Peña and Erin Matariki Carr on Reconnecting with the Earth and Each Other

Through colonization, hyper capitalism, and unaddressed trauma, many of us have forgotten how to play our part in the orchestra of the natural world. In this session, two remarkable activists and legal practitioners from different continents, working in different communities, but who happen to share a belief in the power of creative expression help us […]

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Rojava Revolution: Women’s Liberation, Democracy and Ecology in North-East Syria

Over the past decade, the most far-reaching social revolution of the 21st century has taken place in Syria’s Kurdish-majority Northeast, commonly referred to as Rojava. Though still largely unknown, today roughly a third of Syrian territory is governed not by a nation-state but through a federation of participatory local councils known officially as the Democratic […]

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As Recognition of Intelligent Forest Systems Grows, So Has Pushback

University of British Columbia Professor of Forest Ecology and bestselling author Suzanne Simard has been at the forefront of research on plant communication and intelligence. Simard is globally renowned for her work on how trees interact and communicate using below-ground fungal networks and has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles as well as the bestselling […]

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Artivism in the Age of Climate Chaos and Societal Instability

Throughout history, the most significant movements for positive change have nearly always been accompanied by powerful artistic expressions that shed light on injustices and offer visions of a more equitable society. We are currently facing unprecedented challenges as our climate unravels and reactionary authoritarian movements gain in momentum. In the following panel discussion, held at […]

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Urban Farming, Community Care and Self-Love

ab banks, an urban farmer whose work is grounded in agroecology, wellness and Black food autonomy, is the Garden Lead for People’s Programs at the Oxford Tract at UC Berkley, which grows food and seeks to advance food autonomy for Oakland’s Black population and to ensure that healthy produce is available to under-resourced community members, […]