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9/15/21–eNews #120

Eric LeCompte, executive director of Jubilee USA Network, is pictured near the Vatican in Rome Feb. 4, 2020. LeCompte was invited to a Feb. 5 Vatican meeting of high level finance ministers and economic experts. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See VATICAN-LETTER-FINANCE-ETHICS Feb.6, 2020.

Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Ep. 0921Eric LeCompte: Forgive Us Our Debts—Woes and Wins in Canceling Student Debt

Ep. 0821–Brenda Wyss: Feminist Economics Is Creating Just Systems That Meet Current Crises

Ep. 0721–Matt Brennan: An Advocate for Your Congregation and Nonprofit on How to Install Solar Power

Episode 0621–Carrie Radloff: MidWest Environmental Activism

Episode 0521::Neddy Astudillo: Adding Environmental Actions to Our Spiritual Practiceser

Episode 0421::Arborist Robin Rivet on Reversing Climate Crises Through Informed Tree Actions

Episode 0321::Mike Little: Faith and Money Network

Episode 0221::Economist Barry Shelley: Economic Assumptions and Initiatives for Change

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Join us for YES! Fest, Oct. 7-8

With Vandana Shivaadrienne maree brownFania Davis, Alicia Garza, Dallas Goldtooth, David Korten, Sarah van Gelder and more!

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9/24-10/10REGISTER

We invite you to connect and engage with an active network of diverse people inspired by similar visions of a more beautiful world. Learn from amazing folks doing important work to build our community resilience. Come deepen our collaboration with each other and connect with the movement!

The Climate Justice and ReGenerative communities movement must accelerate the spread of regenerative and solidarity economy models and enterprises, providing credible pathways for divesting resources out of the extractive economy and into building thriving communities.

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Fly your Earth flag at half mast.

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Critical American History

In light of the recent stirrings about Critical Race Theory, I recommend a video series “American Oligarchy.” I watched it on Free Speech TV and it’s available on-line at

Plutocracy

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Recent Reader Comment

I loved the earlier focus of Simple Living and am dissapointed in the blatant politization of this material.  I have stepped away from the site for awhile and hardly recognize it as the same publication. I do not support or endorse your views. Please remove me from your distribution list.

My Reply

This reader may have confused Voluntary Simplicity with “10 Tips to Unclutter Your Closet.” SLW! has for over 20 years been guided by the Five Life Standards of “Living More with Less,” the classic by Mennonite Doris Janssen Longacre. “Do Justice; Learn from the World Community; Cherish Natural Order; Nourish People (not Stuff); and Non-Conform Freely” are highly political! If you are put off by one of our blogs or podcasts, please review these Standards. We have expounded on them in text and audio at http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archivesThemes.php#lmwl.

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CAUTION—CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT!

We may need to consider the possibility that the ever mutating pandemic is one way that Mother Earth is righting a natural imbalance. 

Let’s consider several premises:

That humans are part of Nature, not the rulers of Nature, that all animals and plants are interdependent. Most creatures have natural predators—animals that eat other animals or plants. 

The Earth is in Overshoot. We have more humans than the Earth can support. Some call it Overpopulation. This is a very controversial. The pro-natalists, those who want a higher birth-rate, are driven primarily by pro-growth economics, which just sends us further into Overshoot.

We can survive well with a steady-state economy—one that does not grow—and a reduced population.

We needn’t use coercion to stabilize population. When talking about a smaller global population, pro-natalists use negative examples such as China’s One Child policy or racial superiority. Population can be reduced to a sustainable level using female education and comprehensive family planning. This applies mainly in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Northern Hemisphere must be concerned primarily about restraining OverConsumption—using no more than our fair share of the Earth’s resources. This has been the primary thrust of Simple Living Works! and its predecessors for almost 40 years! We’ve come to the conclusion it’s easier to change human’s reproduction than consumption!

I could go on but I’ll return to the main idea—the pandemic may be a way of the Earth bringing life into balance. Not God, not malevolent scientists, not terrorists.

I’m not suggesting that the Earth makes human-style intellectual decisions and then acts. The Earth is a interconnected, interdependent set of systems that interact to bring change.

We can cooperate in this effort by: 1. Accepting a decline in population and not trying to replace those who have died; 2. Supporting female education and family planning; 3. Bringing our consumption into control so that more humans have an equal share. 

We are not telling women how many children they can have. We are trying to help free them to make their own decisions for their own lives, health and family, not to please their husband, extended family or community.

Also visit Resources http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/featuredwriters.php#resources

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Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

Latest OneEarth Jubilee monthly eNewsletter at https://mailchi.mp/965450d548b6/learning-from-mexico-and-a-solar-advocate-for-congregations. Well worth a read.

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FUNDAMENTALISM & NATIONALISM: TWO DOMINANT HERESIES IN AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY

https://pcpj.org/2020/05/26/fundamentalism-nationalism-two-dominant-heresies-in-american-christianity/

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ReTrumplicans Wage War on Democracy

Voter Suppression in effect in Georgia, Florida and Texas. Similar laws in legislatures in multiple other “red” states. How do pro-democracy Progressives pro-act? Non-cooperation! Refuse to do business, vacation or attend events in these states, and tell the ReTrumplicans there–governors, legislators, county chairs–the effects of their actions. Money is the language they understand.
PLUS–
+ The GOP’s Obsession with Power-At-All-Costs Will End Badly for Us All (Including Them) by Thom Hartmann
+ The wealthiest 1% have robbed the nation with $7 trillion in tax evasion over the last 10 years
+ Ari Berman on GOP’s War on Democracy & Voting Rights.
+ Voter Suppression: The Republican War on Facts, Snacks and Democracy by Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan
The January 6th insurrection was one way to try to overthrow democracy. Now, a more sophisticated effort to subvert democracy is underway.
+ How We Fight Back Against the GOP’s New War on Democracy
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The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

LATEST–The Hidden History of American Healthcare: Why Sickness Bankrupts You and Makes Others Insanely Rich

The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

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Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town // Imagine with Us (SpiritualProgressives.org, Tikkiun.org)

Peace Podcast from John Dear on Apple and Google. Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

Join Marie Dennis to Reflect on Putting Gospel Nonviolence Back into the Church

John Dear’s Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus– www.beatitudescenter.org

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Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Month 10*: Sustenance // Week 1: Food || Week 2: Recipes (from Developing Countries) & Food Preparation || Week 3: Sustainable Agriculture, Organic Farming || Week 4: Gardening

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  • SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations:  Months 9-12*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

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DONATE: https://oneearthjubilee.com/support-oneearth-jubilee/

# # #

Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics

To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

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IT’S NOT OVER YET: A PRA WEBINAR SERIES

In the wake of four years of far-right populist governance culminating in a violent insurrection, Political Research Associates (PRA), publisher of Religion Dispatches, is holding steady in the knowledge, informed by 40 years of Fight the Right research, that it’s not over yet.

PRA is taking this moment to evaluate the state of the Right as it enters into opposition and, at times, into partnership with the new centrist administration. AND STAY TUNED! PRA and RD are working on a joint webinar series on the “Christian” Right to be announced soon.

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We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

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You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast. Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

8/15/21–eNews #119

Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Ep. 0821–Brenda Wyss: Feminist Economics Is Creating Just Systems That Meet Current Crises

Ep. 0721–Matt Brennan: An Advocate for Your Congregation and Nonprofit on How to Install Solar Power

Episode 0621–Carrie Radloff: MidWest Environmental Activism

Episode 0521::Neddy Astudillo: Adding Environmental Actions to Our Spiritual Practiceser

Episode 0421::Arborist Robin Rivet on Reversing Climate Crises Through Informed Tree Actions

Episode 0321::Mike Little: Faith and Money Network

Episode 0221::Economist Barry Shelley: Economic Assumptions and Initiatives for Change

# # #

Recent Reader Comment

I loved the earlier focus of Simple Living and am dissapointed in the blatant politization of this material.  I have stepped away from the site for awhile and hardly recognize it as the same publication. I do not support or endorse your views. Please remove me from your distribution list.

My Reply

This reader may have confused Voluntary Simplicity with “10 Tips to Unclutter Your Closet.” SLW! has for over 20 years been guided by the Five Life Standards of “Living More with Less,” the classic by Mennonite Doris Janssen Longacre. “Do Justice; Learn from the World Community; Cherish Natural Order; Nourish People (not Stuff); and Non-Conform Freely” are highly political! If you are put off by one of our blogs or podcasts, please review these Standards. We have expounded on them in text and audio at http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archivesThemes.php#lmwl.

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ADDITION

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CAUTION—CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT!

We may need to consider the possibility that the ever mutating pandemic is one way that Mother Earth is righting a natural imbalance. 

Let’s consider several premises:

That humans are part of Nature, not the rulers of Nature, that all animals and plants are interdependent. Most creatures have natural predators—animals that eat other animals or plants. 

The Earth is in Overshoot. We have more humans than the Earth can support. Some call it Overpopulation. This is a very controversial. The pro-natalists, those who want a higher birth-rate, are driven primarily by pro-growth economics, which just sends us further into Overshoot.

We can survive well with a steady-state economy—one that does not grow—and a reduced population.

We needn’t use coercion to stabilize population. When talking about a smaller global population, pro-natalists use negative examples such as China’s One Child policy or racial superiority. Population can be reduced to a sustainable level using female education and comprehensive family planning. This applies mainly in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Northern Hemisphere must be concerned primarily about restraining OverConsumption—using no more than our fair share of the Earth’s resources. This has been the primary thrust of Simple Living Works! and its predecessors for almost 40 years! We’ve come to the conclusion it’s easier to change human’s reproduction than consumption!

I could go on but I’ll return to the main idea—the pandemic may be a way of the Earth bringing life into balance. Not God, not malevolent scientists, not terrorists.

I’m not suggesting that the Earth makes human-style intellectual decisions and then acts. The Earth is a interconnected, interdependent set of systems that interact to bring change.

We can cooperate in this effort by: 1. Accepting a decline in population and not trying to replace those who have died; 2. Supporting female education and family planning; 3. Bringing our consumption into control so that more humans have an equal share. 

We are not telling women how many children they can have. We are trying to help free them to make their own decisions for their own lives, health and family, not to please their husband, extended family or community.

Also visit Resources http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/featuredwriters.php#resources

# # #

Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

Latest OneEarth Jubilee monthly eNewsletter at https://mailchi.mp/965450d548b6/learning-from-mexico-and-a-solar-advocate-for-congregations. Well worth a read.

# # #

FUNDAMENTALISM & NATIONALISM: TWO DOMINANT HERESIES IN AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY

https://pcpj.org/2020/05/26/fundamentalism-nationalism-two-dominant-heresies-in-american-christianity/

# # #

ReTrumplicans Wage War on Democracy

Voter Suppression in effect in Georgia, Florida and Texas. Similar laws in legislatures in multiple other “red” states. How do pro-democracy Progressives pro-act? Non-cooperation! Refuse to do business, vacation or attend events in these states, and tell the ReTrumplicans there–governors, legislators, county chairs–the effects of their actions. Money is the language they understand.
PLUS–
+ Ari Berman on GOP’s War on Democracy & Voting Rights.
+ Voter Suppression: The Republican War on Facts, Snacks and Democracy
By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan
The January 6th insurrection was one way to try to overthrow democracy. Now, a more sophisticated effort to subvert democracy is underway.
+ How We Fight Back Against the GOP’s New War on Democracy: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/05/19/how-we-fight-back-against-gops-new-war-democracy
# # #



The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

LATEST–The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

# # #

Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town // Imagine with Us (SpiritualProgressives.org, Tikkiun.org)

Peace Podcast from John Dear on Apple and Google. Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

Join Marie Dennis to Reflect on Putting Gospel Nonviolence Back into the Church

John Dear’s Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus– www.beatitudescenter.org

# # #

Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Send “Nudge” to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com to receive a free, brief email each week. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying Unsubscribe Nudge.

# # #

  • SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations:  Months 5-8*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

# # #

DONATE: https://oneearthjubilee.com/support-oneearth-jubilee/

# # #

Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics

To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

# # #

IT’S NOT OVER YET: A PRA WEBINAR SERIES

In the wake of four years of far-right populist governance culminating in a violent insurrection, Political Research Associates (PRA), publisher of Religion Dispatches, is holding steady in the knowledge, informed by 40 years of Fight the Right research, that it’s not over yet.

PRA is taking this moment to evaluate the state of the Right as it enters into opposition and, at times, into partnership with the new centrist administration. AND STAY TUNED! PRA and RD are working on a joint webinar series on the Christian Right to be announced soon.

# # #

We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

# # #

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast. Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

7/15/21–eNews #118

Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Ep. 0721–Matt Brennan: An Advocate for Your Congregation and Nonprofit on How to Install Solar Power

Episode 0621::Carrie Radloff: MidWest Environmental Activism

Episode 0521::Neddy Astudillo: Adding Environmental Actions to Our Spiritual Practiceser

Episode 0421::Arborist Robin Rivet on Reversing Climate Crises Through Informed Tree Actions

Episode 0321::Mike Little: Faith and Money Network

Episode 0221::Economist Barry Shelley: Economic Assumptions and Initiatives for Change

# # #

CAUTION—CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT!

We may need to consider the possibility that the ever mutating pandemic is one way that Mother Earth is righting a natural imbalance. 

Let’s consider several premises:

That humans are part of Nature, not the rulers of Nature, that all animals and plants are interdependent. Most creatures have natural predators—animals that eat other animals or plants. 

The Earth is in Overshoot. We have more humans than the Earth can support. Some call it Overpopulation. This is a very controversial. The pro-natalists, those who want a higher birth-rate, are driven primarily by pro-growth economics, which just sends us further into Overshoot.

We can survive well with a steady-state economy—one that does not grow—and a reduced population.

We needn’t use coercion to stabilize population. When talking about a smaller global population, pro-natalists use negative examples such as China’s One Child policy or racial superiority. Population can be reduced to a sustainable level using female education and comprehensive family planning. This applies mainly in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Northern Hemisphere must be concerned primarily about restraining OverConsumption—using no more than our fair share of the Earth’s resources. This has been the primary thrust of Simple Living Works! and its predecessors for almost 40 years! We’ve come to the conclusion it’s easier to change human’s reproduction than consumption!

I could go on but I’ll return to the main idea—the pandemic may be a way of the Earth bringing life into balance. Not God, not malevolent scientists, not terrorists.

I’m not suggesting that the Earth makes human-style intellectual decisions and then acts. The Earth is a interconnected, interdependent set of systems that interact to bring change.

We can cooperate in this effort by: 1. Accepting a decline in population and not trying to replace those who have died; 2. Supporting female education and family planning; 3. Bringing our consumption into control so that more humans have an equal share. 

We are not telling women how many children they can have. We are trying to help free them to make their own decisions for their own lives, health and family, not to please their husband, extended family or community.

Also visit Resources http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/featuredwriters.php#resources

# # #

Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

Latest OneEarth Jubilee monthly eNewsletter at https://mailchi.mp/965450d548b6/learning-from-mexico-and-a-solar-advocate-for-congregations. Well worth a read.

# # #

FUNDAMENTALISM & NATIONALISM: TWO DOMINANT HERESIES IN AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY

https://pcpj.org/2020/05/26/fundamentalism-nationalism-two-dominant-heresies-in-american-christianity/

# # #

ReTrumplicans Wage War on Democracy

Voter Suppression in effect in Georgia, Florida and Texas. Similar laws in legislatures in multiple other “red” states. How do pro-democracy Progressives pro-act? Non-cooperation! Refuse to do business, vacation or attend events in these states, and tell the ReTrumplicans there–governors, legislators, county chairs–the effects of their actions. Money is the language they understand.
PLUS–
+ Ari Berman on GOP’s War on Democracy & Voting Rights.
+ Voter Suppression: The Republican War on Facts, Snacks and Democracy
By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan
The January 6th insurrection was one way to try to overthrow democracy. Now, a more sophisticated effort to subvert democracy is underway.
+ How We Fight Back Against the GOP’s New War on Democracy: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/05/19/how-we-fight-back-against-gops-new-war-democracy

# # #



The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

LATEST–The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

# # #

Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town // Imagine with Us (SpiritualProgressives.org, Tikkiun.org)

Peace Podcast from John Dear on Apple and Google. Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

Join Marie Dennis to Reflect on Putting Gospel Nonviolence Back into the Church

John Dear’s Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus– www.beatitudescenter.org

# # #

Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Send “Nudge” to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com to receive a free, brief email each week. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying Unsubscribe Nudge.

# # #

  • SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations:  Months 5-8*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

# # #

DONATE: https://oneearthjubilee.com/support-oneearth-jubilee/

# # #

Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics

To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

# # #

IT’S NOT OVER YET: A PRA WEBINAR SERIES

In the wake of four years of far-right populist governance culminating in a violent insurrection, Political Research Associates (PRA), publisher of Religion Dispatches, is holding steady in the knowledge, informed by 40 years of Fight the Right research, that it’s not over yet.

PRA is taking this moment to evaluate the state of the Right as it enters into opposition and, at times, into partnership with the new centrist administration. AND STAY TUNED! PRA and RD are working on a joint webinar series on the Christian Right to be announced soon.

# # #

We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

# # #

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast. Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

Carrie Radloff

Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Episode 0621::Carrie Radloff: MidWest Environmental Activism

Episode 0521::Neddy Astudillo: Adding Environmental Actions to Our Spiritual Practices

Episode 0421::Arborist Robin Rivet on Reversing Climate Crises Through Informed Tree Actions

Episode 0321::Mike Little: Faith and Money Network

Episode 0221::Economist Barry Shelley: Economic Assumptions and Initiatives for Change

# # #

Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

# # #

FUNDAMENTALISM & NATIONALISM: TWO DOMINANT HERESIES IN AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY

https://pcpj.org/2020/05/26/fundamentalism-nationalism-two-dominant-heresies-in-american-christianity/

# # #

ReTrumplicans Wage War on Democracy

Voter Suppression in effect in Georgia, Florida and Texas. Similar laws in legislatures in multiple other “red” states. How do pro-democracy Progressives pro-act? Non-cooperation! Refuse to do business, vacation or attend events in these states, and tell the ReTrumplicans there–governors, legislators, county chairs–the effects of their actions. Money is the language they understand.
PLUS–
+ Ari Berman on GOP’s War on Democracy & Voting Rights.
+ Voter Suppression: The Republican War on Facts, Snacks and Democracy
By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan
The January 6th insurrection was one way to try to overthrow democracy. Now, a more sophisticated effort to subvert democracy is underway.
+ How We Fight Back Against the GOP’s New War on Democracy: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/05/19/how-we-fight-back-against-gops-new-war-democracy
# # #

The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

LATEST–The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

# # #

Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town

Peace Podcast from John Dear on Apple and Google. Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

Join Marie Dennis to Reflect on Putting Gospel Nonviolence Back into the Church

John Dear’s Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus– www.beatitudescenter.org

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Simpler Living Daily Nudges

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  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations:  Months 5-8*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

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DONATE: https://oneearthjubilee.com/support-oneearth-jubilee/

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Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics

To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

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IT’S NOT OVER YET: A PRA WEBINAR SERIES

In the wake of four years of far-right populist governance culminating in a violent insurrection, Political Research Associates (PRA), publisher of Religion Dispatches, is holding steady in the knowledge, informed by 40 years of Fight the Right research, that it’s not over yet.

PRA is taking this moment to evaluate the state of the Right as it enters into opposition and, at times, into partnership with the new centrist administration with a five-part Spring/Summer 2021 Webinar Series. Webinars will be held every second Thursday from March through July.

AND STAY TUNED!
PRA and RD are working on a joint webinar series on the Christian Right to be announced soon.

Mobilizing for Reproductive Freedom in the Battle Over Bodily Sovereignty
Thursday, July 8 at 4pm ET  |  Register Here
Under the perceived threat of a Democratic administration stymieing the war of attrition against reproductive rights, the anti-abortion movement continues to strategize for a post-Roe future. From the growth of the abortion abolitionist movement to the anti-abortion agenda of armed paramilitaries, the battle over bodily sovereignty continues. Join us for a conversation of experts on the anti-abortion movement and practitioners committed to building access to reproductive care as we take stock of this current moment in the struggle for reproductive freedom.

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We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

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You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast. Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

*We choose to use month numbers rather than the traditional names because the names are inaccurate (September means “7” but is the ninth month?!) and they honor gods and emperors from warring ancient Roman culture. For more, see Weekly Nudge, 8/8/18.

Neddy Astudillo

5/15/21–Monthly eNews #11

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Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Episode 0521::Neddy Astudillo: Adding Environmental Actions to Our Spiritual Practices

Episode 0421::Arborist Robin Rivet on Reversing Climate Crises Through Informed Tree Actions

Episode 0321::Mike Little: Faith and Money Network

Episode 0221::Economist Barry Shelley: Economic Assumptions and Initiatives for Change

Episode 0121::Grace Dyrness: Planning Economic Revitalization with Poor People instead of for Them. Wow!

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Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

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ReTrumplicans Wage War on Democracy

Voter Suppression in effect in Georgia, Florida and Texas. Similar laws in legislatures in multiple other “red” states. How do pro-democracy Progressives pro-act? Non-cooperation! Refuse to do business, vacation or attend events in these states, and tell the ReTrumplicans there–governors, legislators, county chairs–the effects of their actions. Money is the language they understand.
PLUS–
+ Ari Berman on GOP’s War on Democracy & Voting Rights.
+ Voter Suppression: The Republican War on Facts, Snacks and Democracy
By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan
The January 6th insurrection was one way to try to overthrow democracy. Now, a more sophisticated effort to subvert democracy is underway.
+ How We Fight Back Against the GOP’s New War on Democracy: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/05/19/how-we-fight-back-against-gops-new-war-democracy
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The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

LATEST–The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

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Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town // Peace Podcast from John Dear on Apple and Google. Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

John Dear’s Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus– www.beatitudescenter.org

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Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Send “Nudge” to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com to receive a free, brief email each week. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying Unsubscribe Nudge.

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  • SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations:  Months 5-8*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

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Jubilee in the Midst of the CoronaVirus

DONATE: https://oneearthjubilee.com/support-oneearth-jubilee/

# # #

Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

# # #

IT’S NOT OVER YET: A PRA WEBINAR SERIES

In the wake of four years of far-right populist governance culminating in a violent insurrection, Political Research Associates (PRA), publisher of Religion Dispatches, is holding steady in the knowledge, informed by 40 years of Fight the Right research, that it’s not over yet.

PRA is taking this moment to evaluate the state of the Right as it enters into opposition and, at times, into partnership with the new centrist administration with a five-part Spring/Summer 2021 Webinar Series. Webinars will be held every second Thursday from March through July.

AND STAY TUNED!
PRA and RD are working on a joint webinar series on the Christian Right to be announced soon.

Precarity: The American Way
Thursday, June 10 at 4pm ET  |  Register Here
The myth of American Exceptionalism is well-understood to be just that, a myth. But the pandemic-induced national recession has thrown into high relief the true American Exceptionalism: life lived in a constant state of precarity. Precarity propelled by low-wage labor, the gig economy, unattainable rent, ruinous medical debt, and privatized education, all cast against a background of a crumbling welfare state. Join us as we explore the interactions of economic policy and big capital as it maps onto race and gender in the United States and the strategies of social justice movements building an alternative vision for political economy.

Mobilizing for Reproductive Freedom in the Battle Over Bodily Sovereignty
Thursday, July 8 at 4pm ET  |  Register Here
Under the perceived threat of a Democratic administration stymieing the war of attrition against reproductive rights, the anti-abortion movement continues to strategize for a post-Roe future. From the growth of the abortion abolitionist movement to the anti-abortion agenda of armed paramilitaries, the battle over bodily sovereignty continues. Join us for a conversation of experts on the anti-abortion movement and practitioners committed to building access to reproductive care as we take stock of this current moment in the struggle for reproductive freedom.

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We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

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You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast. Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

*We choose to use month numbers rather than the traditional names because the names are inaccurate (September means “7” but is the ninth month?!) and they honor gods and emperors from warring ancient Roman culture. For more, see Weekly Nudge, 8/8/18.

Robin Rivet

4/15/21–Monthly eNews #11

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Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Episode 0421::Arborist Robin Rivet on Reversing Climate Crises Through Informed Tree Actions

Episode 0321::Mike Little: Faith and Money Network

Episode 0221::Economist Barry Shelley: Economic Assumptions and Initiatives for Change

Episode 0121::Grace Dyrness: Planning Economic Revitalization with Poor People instead of for Them. Wow!

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Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

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Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution
4/22-25– The Post Capitalism Conference: Building a Solidarity Economy. What a great way to kick off Earth Day.

* Click here to register *

The conference will offer 21 sessions facilitated by movement leaders, practitioners and scholars. Panelists include Liberty Tree Fellows Suren Moodliar and David Cobb. They will be joined by many prominent progressive luminaries including: Rick Wolff (Democracy at Work), Emily Kawano, (US Solidarity Economy Network), Chase Iron Eyes (Last Real Indians), Nati Linares (New Economy Coalition), Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson), Kaitlin Reed (Humboldt State), Gloria Mattera (Green Eco-Socialist Network), David Korten (Yes! Magazine), Margaret Kimberly (Black Agenda Report), Mike Strode (Koala Nut Collaborative), Trinity Tran (Public Banking Alliance), Ramon Tores (Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad), Mel Figueroa (Cooperative New School) and many more!

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The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

LATEST–The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

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Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town // Peace Podcast from John Dear on Apple and Google. Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

John Dear’s Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus– www.beatitudescenter.org

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Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Send “Nudge” to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com to receive a free, brief email each week. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying Unsubscribe Nudge.

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  • SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations: Months 1-4* // Months 5-8*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

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Jubilee in the Midst of the CoronaVirus

DONATE: https://oneearthjubilee.com/support-oneearth-jubilee/

# # #

Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

# # #

IT’S NOT OVER YET: A PRA WEBINAR SERIES

In the wake of four years of far-right populist governance culminating in a violent insurrection, Political Research Associates (PRA), publisher of Religion Dispatches, is holding steady in the knowledge, informed by 40 years of Fight the Right research, that it’s not over yet.

PRA is taking this moment to evaluate the state of the Right as it enters into opposition and, at times, into partnership with the new centrist administration with a five-part Spring/Summer 2021 Webinar Series. Webinars will be held every second Thursday from March through July.

AND STAY TUNED!
PRA and RD are working on a joint webinar series on the Christian Right to be announced soon.

You Will Not Erase Our Kids: The High Stakes Fight for Trans Liberation
Thursday, May 13th at 4pm ET |  Register Here
The Christian Right and anti-trans activists have united behind a single-minded agenda to prevent children from accessing life-saving trans-affirming healthcare and live full, authentic lives. Join us for a conversation with experts and practitioners on this coordinated effort to strip trans children of their basic right to exist and the ongoing struggle for trans liberation particularly as it relates to child welfare, gender-affirming healthcare, and the expansion of civil rights for all trans people.

Precarity: The American Way
Thursday, June 10 at 4pm ET  |  Register Here
The myth of American Exceptionalism is well-understood to be just that, a myth. But the pandemic-induced national recession has thrown into high relief the true American Exceptionalism: life lived in a constant state of precarity. Precarity propelled by low-wage labor, the gig economy, unattainable rent, ruinous medical debt, and privatized education, all cast against a background of a crumbling welfare state. Join us as we explore the interactions of economic policy and big capital as it maps onto race and gender in the United States and the strategies of social justice movements building an alternative vision for political economy.

Mobilizing for Reproductive Freedom in the Battle Over Bodily Sovereignty
Thursday, July 8 at 4pm ET  |  Register Here
Under the perceived threat of a Democratic administration stymieing the war of attrition against reproductive rights, the anti-abortion movement continues to strategize for a post-Roe future. From the growth of the abortion abolitionist movement to the anti-abortion agenda of armed paramilitaries, the battle over bodily sovereignty continues. Join us for a conversation of experts on the anti-abortion movement and practitioners committed to building access to reproductive care as we take stock of this current moment in the struggle for reproductive freedom.

# # #

We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

# # #

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast. Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

*We choose to use month numbers rather than the traditional names because the names are inaccurate (September means “7” but is the ninth month?!) and they honor gods and emperors from warring ancient Roman culture. For more, see Weekly Nudge, 8/8/18.

Mike Little of Faith and Money Network

3/15/21–eNews #114 

NEW from the Founder of A Paso Peace Community

The Flaming Arrow: Reflections on My Life
by Richard Milo Blomquist
[see below]

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IT’S NOT OVER YET: A PRA WEBINAR SERIES [see below]

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Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Episode 0321::Mike Little: Faith and Money Network

Episode 0221::Economist Barry Shelley: Economic Assumptions and Initiatives for Change

Episode 0121::Grace Dyrness: Planning Economic Revitalization with Poor People instead of for Them. Wow!

Episode 1220::Will O’Brien: Peace on Earth and the Politics of Christmas

Episode 1120::How Empowering Women Changes the World

Episode 1020::Scott Klinger: Maximizing Justice Over Profits Is Possible

Episode 0920:: So Much We Learn from Outsiders: Immigrant Advocacy

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Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

# # #

Latest UPDATE from Jubilee OneEarth Economics

Well worth a read!

# # #

The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

LATEST–The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

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Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town

Peace Podcast from John Dear
on Apple and Google.
Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

“Celebrating the Launch of ‘John Dear’s Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus.'” — www.beatitudescenter.org

Details: https://paceebene.org/blog/2020/11/1/celebrating-john-dears-new-venture

# # #

Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Send “Nudge” to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com to receive a free, brief email each week. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying Unsubscribe Nudge.

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  • SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations: Months 1-4*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

# # #

Jubilee in the Midst of the CoronaVirus

Click to access Jubilee-in-the-Midst-of-the-Coronavirus.pdf

DONATE: https://oneearthjubilee.com/support-oneearth-jubilee/

# # #

Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

# # #

IT’S NOT OVER YET: A PRA WEBINAR SERIES

In the wake of four years of far-right populist governance culminating in a violent insurrection, Political Research Associates (PRA), publisher of Religion Dispatches, is holding steady in the knowledge, informed by 40 years of Fight the Right research, that it’s not over yet.

PRA is taking this moment to evaluate the state of the Right as it enters into opposition and, at times, into partnership with the new centrist administration with a five-part Spring/Summer 2021 Webinar Series tomorrow Thursday, March 11 with a roundtable discussion on Climate Justice and the Right. Webinars will be held every second Thursday from March through July.

AND STAY TUNED!
PRA and RD are working on a joint webinar series on the Christian Right to be announced soon.

Technologies of the Right: Disinformation, Mobilization, and Surveillance
Thursday, April 8 at 4pm ET  |  Register Here

There is no question that social media has been a meteoric tool of the Right: propelling Donald Trump to office in 2016, mobilizing his supporters to mount a nationwide resistance to the outcome of the 2020 election, and fueling the growth of far-right movements ranging from QAnon to White nationalist militias and a reinvented Alt Right. In this conversation of experts and movement strategists, we explore the role that profiteering, state surveillance, and the rapid spread of disinformation play in the maintenance of White supremacy.
 
You Will Not Erase Our Kids: The High Stakes Fight for Trans Liberation
Thursday, May 13th at 4pm ET |  Register Here
The Christian Right and anti-trans activists have united behind a single-minded agenda to prevent children from accessing life-saving trans-affirming healthcare and live full, authentic lives. Join us for a conversation with experts and practitioners on this coordinated effort to strip trans children of their basic right to exist and the ongoing struggle for trans liberation particularly as it relates to child welfare, gender-affirming healthcare, and the expansion of civil rights for all trans people.
 
Precarity: The American Way
Thursday, June 10 at 4pm ET  |  Register Here
The myth of American Exceptionalism is well-understood to be just that, a myth. But the pandemic-induced national recession has thrown into high relief the true American Exceptionalism: life lived in a constant state of precarity. Precarity propelled by low-wage labor, the gig economy, unattainable rent, ruinous medical debt, and privatized education, all cast against a background of a crumbling welfare state. Join us as we explore the interactions of economic policy and big capital as it maps onto race and gender in the United States and the strategies of social justice movements building an alternative vision for political economy.
 
Mobilizing for Reproductive Freedom in the Battle Over Bodily Sovereignty
Thursday, July 8 at 4pm ET  |  Register Here
Under the perceived threat of a Democratic administration stymieing the war of attrition against reproductive rights, the anti-abortion movement continues to strategize for a post-Roe future. From the growth of the abortion abolitionist movement to the anti-abortion agenda of armed paramilitaries, the battle over bodily sovereignty continues. Join us for a conversation of experts on the anti-abortion movement and practitioners committed to building access to reproductive care as we take stock of this current moment in the struggle for reproductive freedom.

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NEW from the Founder of A Paso Peace Community

The Flaming Arrow: Reflections on My Life
by Richard Milo Blomquist
 with additional contributions by WWII B-17 Crew and Other Special Friends
Hardcover, 3/1/21, $26.95
Order from your local independent bookseller.

Not many people author their first book at 103 years of age, but after his wife died almost nine years ago, Richard Blomquist was determined to finish what his flight crew of the B-17 he piloted in WWII encouraged him to do 40 years earlier. What he discovered as he searched his soul was that the story his crew and he thought he would write was not at all the story he had to tell. Many years, many experiences, many conversations, and moments of meditation and prayer moved this author to not only tell his life story and what it was like to grow up as a farm boy in Iowa, but how the experience of being a bomber pilot in WWII ignited the flame within him to become a peace activist. Growing into the mystery of life is his mantra, and so he sees the writing of this book as discovery-for himself and, he hopes, for others as well.

# # #

We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

# # #

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast. Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

PRODUCTION NOTE: SLW! Blog/Nudge/eNews has become a monthly, released on the 15th.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

*We choose to use month numbers rather than the traditional names because the names are inaccurate (September means “7” but is the ninth month?!) and they honor gods and emperors from warring ancient Roman culture. For more, see Weekly Nudge, 8/8/18.

 

 

2/15/21–eNews #113

Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Episode 0221::Economist Barry Shelley: Economic Assumptions and Initiatives for Change

Episode 0121::Grace Dyrness: Planning Economic Revitalization with Poor People instead of for Them. Wow!

Episode 1220::Will O’Brien: Peace on Earth and the Politics of Christmas

Episode 1120::How Empowering Women Changes the World

Episode 1020::Scott Klinger: Maximizing Justice Over Profits Is Possible

Episode 0920:: So Much We Learn from Outsiders: Immigrant Advocacy

# # #

Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

# # #

Latest UPDATE from Jubilee OneEarth Economics

Well worth a read!

# # #

The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

LATEST–The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

# # #

Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town

Peace Podcast from John Dear
on Apple and Google.
Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

“Celebrating the Launch of ‘John Dear’s Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus.'” — www.beatitudescenter.org

Details: https://paceebene.org/blog/2020/11/1/celebrating-john-dears-new-venture

# # #

Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Send “Nudge” to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com to receive a free, brief email each week. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying Unsubscribe Nudge.

# # #

  • SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations: Months 1-4*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

# # #

Jubilee in the Midst of the CoronaVirus

Click to access Jubilee-in-the-Midst-of-the-Coronavirus.pdf

DONATE: https://oneearthjubilee.com/support-oneearth-jubilee/

# # #

Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

# # #

2021 Considerations

States to Avoid

After the 2016 Election, I took some heat for posting the “red” states that one might want to avoid. Since we have now lost four years of our lives, I have reconsidered that earlier warning and suggest that we only avoid those states that persisted being “red” in 2020. As was the 2016 alert, this is not a call for a boycott but rather an urging to support those states that have their priorities straight and to avoid those that don’t. Read my original thoughts and state list here.  Despite the calls for unity, we know that dedicated political and religious fundamentalists are more likely to respond to nonviolent pressure than to pleasantries. Republicans can understand and learn from and respond to Law and Order.

You may want to consider avoiding Republican-owned businesses. A close friend is now searching for a new chiropractor and massage therapist when she discovered that hers were T**** supporters who refused to wear masks. Another is looking for a new handyman when he discovered that his current worker refused to support Black Lives Matter. Some feel that all that matters is the quality of one’s work. As important as that is, we need to support workers and businesses that have a progressive, inclusive worldview; and avoid those that have a regressive, fundamentalist outlook.

Post-Election Language

During the 2016 campaign, Hilary supporters made the mistake of calling T**** followers “despicables.” T****-ites took that as a badge of honor. I preferred to call them “gullibles.” Now after four years of despicable non-leadership and an election of unbelievable sedition, I think “gullibles” is far too mild.

The Biden-Harris team has called us to work together, to be united. I think some things must happen first. We who support the new team must admit our part in the Earth-killing and grieve and change ourselves.

And we must hold the T**** supporters accountable for their on-going support of such a man and such a party.

We must remember the “Triumvirate of Evil” — T****, McConnell and Paul Ryan — who brought us the Republican Tax Scam of 2017 that gave away billions to large corporations and the wealthy. We must work to reverse that immense inequality and instead to Tax the Rich!

We can pay for so many essential social programs by having a just redistribution of wealth.

Beware the Clinton Syndrome

I was there. I saw it happen. The Democrats were so happy to see Bill Clinton elected that they sat back, and instead of working for systemic change, said “Bill’ll handle it.” And he couldn’t because the Republicans under Newt Gingrich and his “Contract on America,” organized against him and took over the House two years later.

American progressives must not be apathetic! Joe won’t handle it. He’s a militarist and a corporatist. Despite his calls for unity, the Republicans with their really deep pockets are organizing against him. We must also organize to pressure him to do what’s best for the Earth, not the wealthy.

# # #

We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

# # #

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast. Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

PRODUCTION NOTE: SLW! Blog/Nudge/eNews has become a monthly, released on the 15th.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

*We choose to use month numbers rather than the traditional names because the names are inaccurate (September means “7” but is the ninth month?!) and they honor gods and emperors from warring ancient Roman culture. For more, see Weekly Nudge, 8/8/18.

1/15/21–eNews #112

Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Episode 0121::Grace Dyrness: Planning Economic Revitalization with Poor People instead of for Them. Wow!

Episode 1220::Will O’Brien: Peace on Earth and the Politics of Christmas
Episode 1120::How Empowering Women Changes the World

Episode 1020::Scott Klinger: Maximizing Justice Over Profits Is Possible

Episode 0920:: So Much We Learn from Outsiders: Immigrant Advocacy

# # #

2021 Reconsiderations

States to Avoid

After the 2016 Election, I took some heat for posting the “red” states that one might want to avoid. Since we have now lost four years of our lives, I have reconsidered that earlier warning and suggest that we only avoid those states that persisted being “red” in 2020. As was the 2016 alert, this is not a call for a boycott but rather an urging to support those states that have their priorities straight and to avoid those that don’t. Read my original thoughts and state list here.  Despite the calls for unity, we know that dedicated political and religious fundamentalists are more likely to respond to nonviolent pressure than to pleasantries. Republicans can understand and learn from and respond to Law and Order.

You may want to consider avoiding Republican-owned businesses. A close friend is now searching for a new chiropractor and massage therapist when she discovered that hers were T**** supporters who refused to wear masks. Another is looking for a new handyman when he discovered that his current worker refused to support Black Lives Matter. Some feel that all that matters is the quality of one’s work. As important as that is, we need to support workers and businesses that have a progressive, inclusive worldview; and avoid those that have a regressive, fundamentalist outlook.

# # #

Beyond Irony

Is anyone else amazed, even insulted, that Giving Tuesday comes AFTER Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday? So, if you have anything left after shopping, give a little on the needy. This seems to show blatantly our national priorities. Charity comes after the economy! Some may say that without a growing economy, we can’t afford charity. Wrong! It’s a matter of priorities. We’ll be just fine with a steady-state economy and have plenty to give away.

Post-Election Language

During the 2016 campaign, Hilary supporters made the mistake of calling T**** followers “despicables.” T****-ites took that as a badge of honor. I preferred to call them “gullibles.” Now after four years of despicable non-leadership and an election of unbelievable sedition, I think “gullibles” is far too mild.

The Biden-Harris team has called us to work together, to be united. I think some things must happen first. We who support the new team must admit our part in the Earth-killing and grieve and change ourselves.

And we must hold the T**** supporters accountable for their on-going support of such a man and such a party.

We must remember the “Triumvirate of Evil” — T****, McConnell and Paul Ryan — who brought us the Republican Tax Scam of 2017 that gave away billions to large corporations and the wealthy. We must work to reverse that immense inequality and instead to Tax the Rich!

We can pay for so many essential social programs by having a just redistribution of wealth.

# # #

Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

# # #

Latest UPDATE from Jubilee OneEarth Economics

Well worth a read!

# # #

The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

# # #

Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town

Peace Podcast from John Dear
on Apple and Google.
Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

“Celebrating the Launch of ‘John Dear’s Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus.'” — www.beatitudescenter.org

Details: https://paceebene.org/blog/2020/11/1/celebrating-john-dears-new-venture

# # #

Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Send “Nudge” to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com to receive a free, brief email each week. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying Unsubscribe Nudge.

# # #

  • SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations: Months 1-4*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

# # #

Jubilee in the Midst of the CoronaVirus

Click to access Jubilee-in-the-Midst-of-the-Coronavirus.pdf

DONATE: https://oneearthjubilee.com/support-oneearth-jubilee/

# # #

Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

# # #

Post-Election Thoughts

Shallow Patriotism

I’m disturbed by the use of the American flag for partisan political purposes. I call it shallow patriotism. Also disturbing is the use of fake flags — American flag with black stripes to show support for police or soldiers. These false flags show disregard for America,  not loyalty. The commercialization of the flag by using it for purses, clothing, etc. is an affront to the flag. As a child I was taught respect for the flag. not its abuse, manipulation or redesign. Avoid being drawn into “shallow patriotism.”

This is more than “flag etiquette,” such as taking the flag down at night or shining a light on it in the dark. It is illegal to desecrate the flag, to burn it or to make something of it that it is not.

Beware the Clinton Syndrome

I was there. I saw it happen. The Democrats were so happy to see Bill Clinton elected that they sat back, and instead of working for systemic change, said “Bill’ll handle it.” And he couldn’t because the Republicans under Newt Gingrich and his “Contract on America,” organized against him and took over the House two years later.

American progressives must not be apathetic! Joe won’t handle it. He’s a militarist and a corporatist. Despite his calls for unity, the Republicans with their really deep pockets are organizing against him. We must also organize to pressure him to do what’s best for the Earth, not the wealthy.

# # #

We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

# # #

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast. Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

PRODUCTION NOTE: SLW! Blog/Nudge/eNews has become a monthly, released on the 15th.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

*We choose to use month numbers rather than the traditional names because the names are inaccurate (September means “7” but is the ninth month?!) and they honor gods and emperors from warring ancient Roman culture. For more, see Weekly Nudge, 8/8/18.

12/15/20–eNews #111

Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Episode 1220::Will O’Brien: Peace on Earth and the Politics of Christmas

Episode 1120::How Empowering Women Changes the World

Episode 1020::Scott Klinger: Maximizing Justice Over Profits Is Possible

Episode 0920:: So Much We Learn from Outsiders: Immigrant Advocacy

# # #

Read and use this Advent–“The Liberating Birth of Jesus: A Birth Story Able to Reverse Our Planet’s Perils” by Lee Van Ham. Read more here. // Hear more here. 

# # #

Beyond Irony

Is anyone else amazed, even insulted, that Giving Tuesday comes AFTER Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday? So, if you have anything left after shopping, give a little on the needy. This seems to show blatantly our national priorities. Charity comes after the economy! Some may say that without a growing economy, we can’t afford charity. Wrong! It’s a matter of priorities. We’ll be just fine with a steady-state economy and have plenty to give away.

Post-Election Language

During the 2016 campaign, Hilary supporters made the mistake of calling T**** followers “despicables.” T****-ites took that as a badge of honor. I preferred to call them “gullibles.” Now after four years of despicable non-leadership and an election of unbelievable sedition, I think “gullibles” is far too mild.

The Biden-Harris team has called us to work together, to be united. I think some things must happen first. We who support the new team must admit our part in the Earth-killing and grieve and change ourselves.

And we must hold the T**** supporters accountable for their on-going support of such a man and such a party.

We must remember the “Triumverate of Evil” — T****, McConnell and Paul Ryan — who brought us the Republican Tax Scam of 2017 that gave away billions to large corporations and the wealthy. We must work to reverse that immense inequality and instead to Tax the Rich!

We can pay for so many essential social programs by having a just redistribution of wealth.

# # #

Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

# # #

Latest UPDATE from Jubilee OneEarth Economics

Well worth a read!

# # #

2020 Resources from Advent Conspiracy

# # #

The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

# # #

Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town

Peace Podcast from John Dear
on Apple and Google.
Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

“Celebrating the Launch of ‘John Dear’s Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus.'” — www.beatitudescenter.org

Details: https://paceebene.org/blog/2020/11/1/celebrating-john-dears-new-venture

# # #

Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Send “Nudge” to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com to receive a free, brief email each week. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying Unsubscribe Nudge.

# # #

  • SLW! Blog Index | SLW! Podcast Index
  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations: Months 9-12* // Months 1-4*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

# # #

Jubilee in the Midst of the CoronaVirus

Click to access Jubilee-in-the-Midst-of-the-Coronavirus.pdf

DONATE: https://oneearthjubilee.com/support-oneearth-jubilee/

# # #

Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

# # #

Post-Election Thoughts

Shallow Patriotism

I’m disturbed by the use of the American flag for partisan political purposes. I call it shallow patriotism. Also disturbing is the use of fake flags — American flag with black stripes to show support for police or soldiers. These false flags show disregard for America,  not loyalty. The commercialization of the flag by using it for purses, clothing, etc. is an affront to the flag. As a child I was taught respect for the flag. not its abuse, manipulation or redesign. Avoid being drawn into “shallow patriotism.”

This is more than “flag etiquette,” such as taking the flag down at night or shining a light on it in the dark. It is illegal to desecrate the flag, to burn it or to make something of it that it is not.

Beware the Clinton Syndrome

I was there. I saw it happen. The Democrats were so happy to see Bill Clinton elected that they sat back, and instead of working for systemic change, said “Bill’ll handle it.” And he couldn’t because the Republicans under Newt Gingrich and his “Contract on America,” organized against him and took over the House two years later.

American progressives must not be apathetic! Joe won’t handle it. He’s a militarist and a corporatist. Despite his calls for unity, the Republicans with their really deep pockets are organizing against him. We must also organize to pressure him to do what’s best for the Earth, not the wealthy.

# # #

We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

# # #

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast. Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

PRODUCTION NOTE: SLW! Blog/Nudge/eNews has become a monthly, released on the 15th.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license. Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

*We choose to use month numbers rather than the traditional names because the names are inaccurate (September means “7” but is the ninth month?!) and they honor gods and emperors from warring ancient Roman culture. For more, see Weekly Nudge, 8/8/18.

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