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Spencer Rasmussen
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Rage Against the... Ecosystem?
I was a bit young for Rage Against the Machine. When the revolutionary rap/metal group released their 1992 debut, I'm pretty sure the only thing I was raging against was nap time. But I figured they could be a window into social movements past, so I torrent...
Rage Against the... Ecosystem?
Rage Against the... Ecosystem?
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Flexing My Creative Muscles
A few months ago, my partner at the time and I were spending a Friday night in and wanted to watch a movie. Neither of us keeps up much with pop culture, and we struggled to pick a film. She suggested Ratatouille , a childhood favourite. I had no other idea...
Flexing My Creative Muscles
Flexing My Creative Muscles
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The "Alternative" Economy of UBC's Outdoor Club
Teaching navigation. Photo: Caroline Jung I started playing in the mountains four years ago. At the time, I was re-discovering fun after totally immersing myself in the campus climate movement. I joined UBC's Varsity Outdoor Club (VOC) as vehicle for outdoo...
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Aligning Resistance and Creation: The GetUp!-Sungevity Deal
Day of action at BC legislature.  Photo: Zack Embree This past October, I biked out to Victoria to attend PowerShift BC . I was there with over a thousand young people committed to resisting an economy that is destroying our future. It was fantastic. Betwee...
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Aligning Resistance and Creation: The GetUp!-Sungevity Deal
Day of action at BC legislature.  Photo: Zack Embree This past October, I biked out to Victoria to attend PowerShift BC . I was there with over a thousand young people committed to resisting an economy that is destroying our future. It was fantastic. Betwee...
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Stop Making Everything About Capitalism
Stop using "capitalism" and "the economy" interchangeably. Stop talking about capitalism as the all-powerful hero of history, propelled forward by its own momentum. Stop placing everything "within" capitalism, as though it's a container with no escape. Stop...
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The Limits of Listening
In his fantastic book Humanizing the Economy , John Restakis recounts the story of Fanny and Al Albo. The spouses, both in their 90s, were being treated in the same Kootenay hospital, and Fanny was gravely ill. Despite strong objections from her family, hos...
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The blind men, the elephant and oppression
Advocates of dialogue, civic engagement and collaboration love to tell the parable of the blind men and the elephant.  If you haven't heard it, it goes like this: Several blind men walking through the jungle come upon an elephant.  Each approaches the eleph...
The blind men, the elephant and oppression
The blind men, the elephant and oppression
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MEC's Growth and the Co-op Movement
The good people at the Story of Stuff Project recently released a new video, The Story of Solutions. If you have the chance to watch it, it's worth it.  If not, just know that cooperatives are a key protagonist.  Co-ops, in the view of Annie and many others...
MEC's Growth and the Co-op Movement
MEC's Growth and the Co-op Movement
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