Vivienne Westwood is right: we need a law against ecocide

Posted on Jan 16, 2014
Vivienne Westwood is right: we need a law against ecocide

There is a Spanish translation of this essay.   The economic and legal system rewards corporations that bulldoze, stripmine and burn. A new law against ecocide could halt this destruction. First published in The Guardian, 1.16.2014

Fear of a Living Planet

Posted on Nov 7, 2013
Fear of a Living Planet

Does the concept of a living planet uplift and inspire you, or is it a disturbing example of woo-woo nonsense that distracts us from practical, science-based policies? The scientifically-oriented nuts-and-bolts environmental or social activist will roll her eyes upon hearing phrases like “The planet is a living being.” From there it is a short step […]

Rituals for Lover Earth

Posted on Dec 10, 2009
Rituals for Lover Earth

The medicine man enters the outer vestibule of the sacred healing chamber. He dons the ceremonial vestments and performs the ritual ablutions, purifying himself for the healing ritual that is about to commence. Putting on identical masks, he and his acolytes enter the chamber, to which all others are forbidden entrance. The man they are […]

The Multicellular Metahuman

Posted on Nov 9, 2005
The Multicellular Metahuman

Given the ruination of our civilization’s millennia-old program of control, some people despair of any solution but to undo the entire history of technology—an option that entails its own despair, as a return to the Stone Age would mean the demise of some 99.8% of the world’s population. Moreover, to advocate a return to the […]