David Foster Wallace on Life and Work

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“It just depends on what you want to consider. If you’re automatically sure that you know what reality is and who and what is really important — if you want to operate on your default-setting — then you, like me, will not consider possibilities that aren’t pointless and annoying. But if you’ve really learned how to think, how to pay … Read More

Organizing, dark times, and the need for support

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I’m raising money to attend an important training at the end of this week, and I need your help!  Can you make a donation? Most of you know that I’ve dedicated my life over the last three and a half years to community organizing — bringing people together to train and empower them, to organize groups and actions, and to … Read More

Movement Building with Radiohead

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Our volunteers in Newark 6/1/12

In the last three weeks I’ve been in New Haven, Boston, New York, Newark, DC, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Manchester TN, Chicago, Tinley Park IL, Detroit, Philly, Montreal, Toronto, New York and New Haven. I supported 187 incredible volunteers who talked with over 2,200 people through all sorts of creative tactics. I got to introduce my whole family to Thom Yorke, talk … Read More

Going on tour with Radiohead!

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I’m going on tour with Radiohead! (this is actually true) So it turns out that Radiohead loves 350.org and asked us to come along on their US and Canadian tour to rock their concerts and do some movement building. I made the decision last month to step back from most of my commitments and take care of myself facing some … Read More

gtasker – reposting a great Google Tasks tool

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I use Google Tasks all the time, and one of my favorite ways to use it was to have multiple lists up at the same time with a tool called gtasker.  The person who created the tool seems to have forgotten about it (the domain it was hosted at, gtasker.com, has now lapsed), so I’m reposting it here: > gtasker – … Read More

David, Goliath and James Hansen

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TED Talk: James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change http://bit.ly/y8WbzT Hansen is in fine form, endearingly awkward, and nails the science and the outline of what our response must be. But I think he skips past the most relevant and most demoralizing part of all of this (see 17m15s), which is this question: why is it that with … Read More