December 5, 2012

Rio+20 – President Mujica speaking truth from the heart

My good friend, an expert in Ecology and sustainable design, assisted at Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development hosted in Brazil this year. It was one of the largest and more important events concerning human development and sustainability.

He wasn´t very happy with the event and its results but he told me that there was just one talk that made the whole experience very powerful and this was the intervention from Uruguay´s president Mujica. (See the speech here)

So i searched for it on the Internet  and found it incredible. One man speaking from the heart pointing out issues that are so essential for human beings that seem to be hiding from the common political dialogue going on in the world.

He makes the big questions about the fundamentals of our Economic system. Are we governing Globalization or Globalization is governing us? He asks… Is it possible to talk about sustainability in an economic model based on competition?

Amazing talk to reflect about it, one president who feels truly honest and awake.

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Letter from the Marihuana State

Meet Ed and Laurie Essex — just two of the many millions whose lives were smashed by the greed of others in the Great Depression that began 2008.

They lost almost everything in the crash and have lived in remote, rural, Wauconda, WA, for the 2 years since. They make a living by helping others to get the same lifestyle.If they wanted they could now supplement their income by growing the local cash crop on public land out their back door.

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