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Year-End Giving: Good People, Good Projects

If you have money to donate, hooray, that’s awesome! Here are some organizations and causes we love who can use support. Check them out if you want some ideas… Help protect our environment Community Environmental Defense Council Finger Lakes ReUse Indigenous Environmental Network Rainforest Action Network Shaleshock Sustainable Tompkins Support Economic Justice Alternatives Impact Socialist […]

Tompkins Time Traders: A new site for a new time banking network

Shira and I have been working with a local time banking effort for quite a while now, which is just about to enter an active recruitment phase. Here’s a simple little WordPress I put together for them, using the free Pytheas theme by WPExplorer. It serves as a portal to time banking software developed by […]

Some new web work

Here’s a new Tumblr I set up for Tompkins County Workers Center, to go with the site we made for them. And here’s a new site for Rabbi Sid Schwarz, which I helped him to finish and launch. I didn’t do the design work except for the slideshow — my work was mostly in integrating […]

Where has all the blogging gone?

We’re blogging elsewhere and haven’t been updating this one much! Here’s where to find the action: Sustainability: Empowered: Power from the People Animal rights: Living a Vegan Life in Ithaca Economic justice and sharing culture: Share Tompkins

Is Occupy Sandy our future?

Photo: Occupy Sandy Distribution Center by Jeremy Zilar I’m up early, at 3 today! (We’ve been going to bed super early.) This morning I read an article about people organizing spontaneous relief efforts in the wake of Sandy. The article is great, so inspiring – please give it a read. But then in the comments, […]

Two Good Big-Picture Docs

This week I’ve watched two good documentaries about the big picture – where we’re headed right now. One of them focuses on debt, the other on technological “progress” run amok. Both are well worth a watch (and are available on instant play, on Netflix). And both are based on books, which I imagine are also […]

Free Elections Aren’t for Sale! Please vote for our entry :)

GOODmaker has issued another challenge: “Channel your inner Shepard Fairey to create an iconic image that confronts the role of big money in politics and inspires political action.” Our submission is pictured above and you can vote for it online through Monday October 22nd at noon. The winning artwork will be featured on the streets […]

Buckminster, you make my life so much Fuller!

On Saturday, September 29th, Ari and I had the pleasure of attending a “live documentary” at Cornell Cinema called the The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller. With live commentary by director Sam Green and featuring a score performed live by Yo La Tengo, we were amazed that the tickets were only $20. We’ve been […]

Happy Labor Day 2012!

For Labor Day 2012, I wanted to make a video about why I’m an anti-capitalist: Because I value people over profits! Useful links related to this video: ♥ Socialist Party USA ♥ Socialism (Wikipedia) Anarcho-communism (Wikipedia) Capitalism (Wikipedia) TED Conversations: What alternatives are there to the current economic system? Should global capitalism fail, what would […]

If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work

If you’re unemployed it’s not because there isn’t any work Just look around: A housing shortage, crime, pollution; we need better schools and parks. Whatever our needs, they all require work. And as long as we have unsatisfied needs, there’s work to be done. So ask yourself, what kind of world has work but no […]

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