Vinay Gupta Tools To Not Die With: An Interview with Vinay Gupta, creator of the Hexayurt from BoingBoing. An important excerpt to take away:

Let me break that down: you take the sustainable harvest of the earth, and you take the share of that we’re allocating to humans, and then you divide by nine billion. So much carbon, so much steel, so much bamboo. It’s not quite that simple: some places are cold, other places rain a lot, but the basic framework is that we have to share the inputs the world generates nine billion ways. Right now we’re sharing them so badly that a billion of us are regularly hungry to the point where they get hunger diseases. Really that’s not OK. I know we all have our struggles, but this is not OK. So we have to fix this: design a good lifestyle which uses that amount of resources, and then adopt it.




Are you a Statist?

A what?

A “satist.”

What’s a statist?

A statist is a person who has been conditioned to believe that an organization elected (or not) can best protect you from the problems of the world.

Read the rest at Ⓐk.


History is a Weapon is a fascinating online e-book focusing largely on American resistance history. Resistance history? Yeah, the history that isn’t indoctrinated into you in public schools. This collection of essays will shine light on parts of America that it prefers you not know.


Quick guide on group dynamics in people’s assemblies This text has been prepared by the Commission for Group Dynamics in Assemblies of the Puerta del Sol Protest Camp (Madrid). It is based on different texts and summaries which reached consensus in the internal Assemblies of this Commission (and which will be made available on the official webs of the 15th May Movement) and from the experiences gained in the General Assemblies held in this Protest Camp up until 31st May 2011.