NO is not Enough, defeating the new Shock Politics
by Naomi Klein
Urgent, timely and necessary, says Noam Chomsky
For me the brilliance of this book is in its taking huge current moral dilemmas – in politics, equality, wealth, honesty and sustainability, which most of us are rightly questioning – and, using insight and skill, succeeding in distilling them into 273 pages. It has helped me understand some terrible truths of our world, that ego and power are currently core values for leaders. Meanwhile, billions of people have very different community-centred values. Naomi travels to where “thousands of water protectors had gathered on the outskirts of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to try to stop the Dakota Access pipeline” ….. for more, read on from page 222.
Touch the Earth, A Self-Portrait of Indian Existence
compiled by T C McLuhan circa 1930
As I finished No is Not Enough, I naturally took this from my bookshelves. It is a
Their reverence also for the circle and the four directions …page 42 excerpt, from Black Elk: “You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round…the people flourished. The flowering tree was the living center…and the four quarters nourished it.”
Please search it out for your book collection.
What We Need To Do Now for a Zero Carbon Society
by Chris Goodall
Profile Books 2020
Crisp, superbly researched
The UK has declared a ‘climate emergency’ and pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. So how do we get there? Drawing on actions, policies