Scattered attention on the internet does not conduce to contemplation and the formation of deeper meaning, or broader understanding through dot connecting, a.k.a. context building. The ultimate example, of course, is aimless scrolling through social media feeds, “witnessing” lots of information while learning virtually nothing from it. We pay for our distractibility and mindless data trawling with measurable cognitive deficits.
In recent years, there has been an explosion of different ways we can do business with one another; from the gifting economy popularised by Charles Eisenstein, to the Resource Based Economy The Zeitgeist Movement and Venus Project promote, to Michael Tellinger’s Ubuntu Contributionsm. The alternatives offered all have one common thread: they aim to reduce […]
The homeless of Matagarup (Heirisson) have been scattered throughout Perth’s alleyways, squats, traps and under bridges. Some of the families have been taken in for the time being by supporters. However, the City of Perth has been pushing the line that there were not many ‘genuinely’ homeless people in the former island precinct safe space of Heirisson. This sickly reductionist line is a disgrace.
Help the homeless people of Perth. City of Perth rangers and police officers: STOP terrorising the homeless at Matargarup, Heirisson Island. Sign here.
Homelessness rates continue to skyrocket in Australia and abroad, and contrary to popular opinion it is not only ‘drug addicts’ and ‘undesirables’ who find themselves in such a predicament. Indeed, many every day Australians are suffering from mortgage stress and high rents, making housing affordability and lack of ‘stock’ for public housing a big issue. […]
Support homeless friendly precincts, a minimum standard for the homeless. Homeless friendly precincts have the power and potential to change and save many lives. Homeless people need our help. Isn’t it time we restored their dignity and lent a hand to help? Lend your support; bring them to life!
This article was originally posted here on The New and Ancient Story on 8/2/2015. Living as a true, close, loving community – in harmony with the planet, just the way our ancient ancestors did so easily – is a vision of ours, and it’s one that we share with many other people around the globe. […]