Enough: The Pull of We The People

Victims of coalfield geological rape are blocking Kentucky government offices. Tomato pickers picket Wall Street. Oil Addiction opponents in DC go to prison, protesting the “inevitable” Keystone XL pipeline. Ecologists expose the folly of the unlimited growth delusion that has made billionaires rich at the expense of our children’s future. Millions resist America’s rush to failure. Take hope!

David Korten: Let Wall Street Fail

It appears that your computer does not have the Flash Player required to view NOW videos. Visit Adobe to download and install the latest version of the Flash Player. David Korten’s new book Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth outlines an agenda to bring into being a new economy–locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all, not simply increasing profits.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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