Monthly Archives: March 2021

Introduction to the Noosphere: The Planetary Mind

Human Energy – Feb 2, 2021

Presented by Human Energy: https://Humanenergy.io

As a word, “”noosphere”” is a loose synonym for three different meanings: the history and destiny of Homo sapiens; an emerging planetary nervous system, an emerging superorganism.

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Throughout this series, we explore the conditions that gave rise to the noosphere:

1. Heredity
The transfer of genetic and cultural information from parents to offspring, generation to generation.

2. Tools
Instruments and technological devices that aids in accomplishing tasks.

3. Self-Consciousness
Conscious of one’s own acts or states as belonging to or originating in oneself : aware of oneself as an individual.

4. Communication
A process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior.

5. Population
A body of persons or individuals having a quality or characteristic in common, the total of particles at a particular energy level.

7. Cerebralization
The developing capacity of a species to form an idea, mental image or understanding something

8. Convergence
To come together and unite in a common interest or focus.

Across five different stages of humanity:

• Paleolithic (300,000 – 11,000 years ago)
• Neolithic (11,000 years ago – 3,000 BCE)
• Classical (3,000 BCE – 1400 CE)
• Modern (1,400 CE – present)
• Future

This series of short films explores the ways humanity is building the nervous system of a superorganism, called the noosphere. As we deepen our understanding of this noosphere we begin to discover a collective sense of meaning and purpose that will help us address our global challenges.

Our series is narrated and hosted by Brian Thomas Swimme (https://storyoftheuniverse.org/​) and produced by Human Energy (http://humanenergy.io/​).

Human Energy was founded to share a new scientific and cosmic story introducing the Noosphere as a source of meaning for future generations in our globalizing world.

The project addresses the challenges of unprecedented technological and social change which, together with the scientific picture of an aimless universe, have created a crisis of orientation.

The Third Story of the Universe (https://humanenergy.io/the-three-stor…​) offers a meaningful way to understand this moment in the history of our species. This new cosmic story contrasts with rigid interpretations of religions and myths (the First Story) as well as current versions of science that eliminate meaning and purpose from the universe (the Second Story).

Humankind is experiencing a cosmic transition as we continue to interconnect technologically and cross-culturally. Together we are forming the Noosphere, a shared sphere of culture, technology, and thought weaving human beings into a mindful global envelope, even a new form of life as a superorganism. This process has existential and world-historical significance for all of us.

We are scientists, scholars, engineers, artists, and storytellers working to highlight the Noosphere by telling the Third Story. We are beginning to visualize the Noosphere’s formation and history; study its potential future scenarios as humanity takes more and more control of its future course; and explore how human beings connecting across the world may realize themselves socially and individually in its development.

Topics Covered:
Humanity
Cosmology
Technology
Noosphere
Philosophy
Ecology
Consciousness
Evolution
Climate Change
Biosphere

Learn more here: https://humanenergy.io/our-mission/​

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Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 30th Anniversary Edition: Paulo Freire

First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. The methodology of the late Paulo Freire has helped to empower countless impoverished and illiterate people throughout the world. Freire’s work has taken on especial urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is increasingly accepted as the norm.

With a substantive new introduction on Freire’s life and the remarkable impact of this book by writer and Freire confidant and authority Donaldo Macedo, this anniversary edition of Pedagogy of the Oppressed will inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come.

Reviews

“An inspiring and inspired document arising out of concrete experience with peasants, urban laborers, and middle class converts to freedom. . . . This book will prompt the reader to reconsider his or her situation in an oppressive society.”—Christian Century

“[Paulo Freire] radiates the kind of immediateness that only a philosopher engulfed by terrible reality can project.”—America

“Pedagogy of the Oppressed meets the single criterion of a ‘classic’: it has outlived his own time and its author’s. For any teacher who links education to social change, this is required reading. Freire remains the most important writer on popular education and surely the virtual founder of the perspective known as Critical Pedagogy.”—Stanley Aronowitz

“This is truly revolutionary pedagogy.”—Ivan Illich

“Wherever education is explicitly involved in struggles for equity and justice, Freire’s ideas and his books, especially Pedagogy of the Oppressed, will live on.” —Herbert Kohl in The Nation

“Brilliant methodology of a highly charged and politically provocative character.”—Jonathan Kozol

About the Author

Paulo Freire is the author of the bestselling Pedagogy of the Oppressed as well as Education for Critical Consciousness, Pedagogy in Process (The Letters to Guinea-Bissau), Learning to Question (with Antonio Faundez), and Pedagogy of the City.

  • Publisher : Continuum; 30th Anniversary edition (September 1, 2000)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 183 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0826412769
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0826412768
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.53 x 8.84 inches

MMT and the Green New Deal with Professor Yeva Nersisyan


Rethinking Economics

Published on Mar 30, 2021

Weather Makers plot to transform Sinai desert into wetlands


RT America

Published on Mar 30, 2021

The Weather Makers is a Dutch firm who call themselves ‘holistic engineers,’ and if they get their way, they will be re-engineering the Sinai peninsula, that little piece of land dangling off Egypt connecting it to Asia, to transform it from dry desert into a lush green land of forests, wetlands, and farming land rich with flora and fauna

“The Precolonial Baule: A Reconstruction,” Cahiers d’études africaines, vol. 18, n°72, 1978. – Persée


Timothy C. Weiskel, “The Precolonial Baule: A Reconstruction,” Cahiers d’Études africaines 1978 72 pp. 503-560.

https://www.persee.fr/issue/cea_0008-0055_1978_num_18_72?sectionId=cea_0008-0055_1978_num_18_72_2367

https://www.persee.fr/doc/cea_0008-0055_1978_num_18_72_2367

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“Get It Done”: Urging Climate Justice, Youth Delegate Anjali Appadurai Mic-Checks UN Summit

Democracy Now! – Dec 9, 2011

A number of protests are being held today at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban to protest the failure of world leaders to agree to immediately agree to a deal of binding emissions cuts. Anjali Appadurai, a student at the College of the Atlantic in Maine, addressed the conference on behalf of youth delegates. Just after her speech, she led a mic-check from the stage — a move inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests. “It always seems impossible until it’s done. So, distinguished delegates and governments around the world, governments of the developed world: Deep cuts now. Get it done,” Appadurai says.

See further news on Youth and Climate Change — reporting from Democracy Now

“Listen to Mother Earth”: Indigenous Youth Leaders at COP25 in Madrid Prot est Fossil Fuel Extraction

Democracy Now! – Dec 10, 2019

“Our movements must be bigger than recycling and braver than holding signs,” said Rose Whipple, a member of the Santee Dakota and Ho-Chunk, and youth delegate with SustainUS, who joined a panel of youth climate activists at the United Nations climate summit in Madrid, Spain. Indigenous peoples from Canada and the United States are at the summit, speaking out against extraction, new pipeline projects and the environmental devastation of their territories, and calling for movements to center the rights of indigenous peoples.

“Young People Have Had Enough”: Global Climate Strike Youth Activists on Wh y They Are Marching


Democracy Now! – Sep 20, 2019

Today is the Global Climate Strike, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. As people took to the streets in Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia, we host a roundtable discussion with youth activists organizing marches in the United States — in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis — ahead of next week’s U.N. Climate Action Summit. We are joined by Xiye Bastida, a 17-year-old climate justice activist originally from Mexico who is an organizer with Fridays for Future New York and a student at Beacon High School in New York; Katie Eder, a 19-year-old climate justice activist who founded the Future Coalition, where she is currently the executive director; Juwaria Jama, a 15-year-old and first-generation Somali from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who is with U.S. Youth Climate Strikes and is the co-state lead for the Minnesota Youth Climate Strike; and Isra Hirsi, a high school junior and executive director of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike, daughter of Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar; Kelsey Juliana, lead plaintiff in Juliana v. United States, the landmark youth climate lawsuit against the U.S. government; Jerome Foster II, White House Climate Strike organizer, founder and executive director of OneMillionOfUs; and Nasratullah Elham, an Afghan high school student studying in Phuket, Thailand whose visa to the United States was rejected after being invited to the first-ever U.N. Youth Climate Summit.

“Crisis of Capitalism”: Roberto Lovato on How U.S. Policies Fuel Migrati on & Instability

Democracy Now!

Mar 30, 2021

We speak with Salvadoran American journalist Roberto Lovato about how decades of U.S. military intervention in Central America have contributed to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border. Some 18,000 unaccompanied migrant children are now in U.S. custody, according to the latest figures, and more than 5,700 are in Customs and Border Protection facilities, which are not equipped to care for children. This comes as a record number of asylum seekers are arriving at the southern border, fleeing extreme poverty, violence and climate change in their home countries. “You have the ongoing epidemic of U.S. policy and the crisis that is not of migration as much as it’s the crisis of capitalism, backed by the kind of militarism and militarized policing that you see not just in the United States, but in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, on and on,” Lovato says. “The border is the ultimate machete of memory. It cuts up our memory so that we forget 30 years of genocide, mass murder, U.S.-sponsored militarism and policing, failed economic policies.”

Live: WHO experts brief media on COVID-19 origins report


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World Health Organization (WHO) holds press briefing on COVID-19 origins report that will be released on Tuesday. Experts who led the investigation on COVID-19 origins, including Peter Ben Embark, the head of the WHO international team during the trip to Wuhan in February, attend the press conference.