Guest post: The Common Good

By Elisabeth Fulton: originally posted on abbynormalviewfromabroad.wordpress.com – reposted with permission. In my lifetime I have seen the demise of the concept of “the greater good” in the USA.  Maybe it was a myth when I was a little kid in the 1960’s, but at least it was a myth. Probably back then “Common Good”...
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Acute and Chronic Crises

I haven’t formally studied this, but in my life I have noticed a massive difference between acute problems and chronic ones. In an acute crisis, like a wildfire, people show up for each other, help out where they can. In a chronic crisis, efforts gradually shift away from mutual aid to bitter arguing (think, over...
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Rebellion, as seen on Netflix

Having spent six years of my life working with Irish revolutionaries based out of Belfast, I was enthusiastic when Netflix came out with a two season mini series about the Easter Rising. I am on season two now, and so far am not disappointed – yet it leaves me rather emotional. Mainstream entertainment often depicts...
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Cultivating Hope

Researching the Black Lives Matter uprising last summer, I interviewed activists about their motivations, visions of a brighter world, and what it would take to build such a world. They shared their horror stories, but also their deeply held hopes, hope for a world in which survival is not a struggle, where there is even...
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