Category Archives: EDUCATION

Right before Spanish revolution in 1930s…

Something interesting happened in Spain before the Civil War started, before the conflict among Franco and the Republicans/Communists. Ever heard about “anarchists” during that period? Here polar bears and seals know it very well! Noam Chomsky tells in this video about a kind of society which was created during that time, an inspiring one.. catch a glimpse!

The Milgram’s Experiment

The Milgram’s experiment on obedience to authority figures was a series of social psychology experiments conducted by Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram.

They measured the willingness of study participants, men from a diverse range of occupations with varying levels of education, to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts conflicting with their personal conscience; the experiment found, unexpectedly, that a very high proportion of people were prepared to obey, albeit unwillingly, even if apparently causing serious injury and distress.

Milgram first described his research in 1963 in an article published in the Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology and later discussed his findings in greater depth in his 1974 book, Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View.

Building a Local Peace Economy: We have the Power :)

by Judy Wicks / alternet.org

When attending meetings with peace and justice activists, I often find myself the only business person in the room. Inevitably, someone makes a comment about the evils of business, or greedy capitalists, or some other negative comment that implies business people are the enemy.

I couldn’t agree more about the harm done by profit-driven multinational corporations, but what about businesspeople like me who are working to build a new economy, one that is more just and sustainable?

Because they view all business in a negative light, many activists don’t seem to think it matters where they spend their money. This experience showed me the wide gap that exists between the peace and justice movement and the local economy movement. Just think how much more powerful we would be in changing the world for the better if we worked together to build a peace economy.

These points follow:
> Our Economic Choices Have Consequences
> Protecting Corporate Interests
> Another Economy Is Possible
> The Localism Movement
> The Role of Fair Trade
> Local Energy Security
> Local Food Security
> Local Water Security
> Sustainable Clothing
> Banking and Investing
> Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
> A Revolution of Values
> Co-ops
> Adopting Gandhi’s Strategy
> Where do we begin?

Continues here 😉

TED > The history of Chocolate

Yea, I can’t imagine life without chocolate. You know, polar bears like chocolate of course (there are evidence of it in professional surviving manuals all around the dryland since 1689: “If you are hiking and suddenly a polar bear pop up, be polite and offer her/him a chocolate bar; you will have the two best rewards ever: your life back, and a happy polar bear!”). The bear’s favourite is the dark one! 😛

Well, I am so lucky I wasn’t born before the 16th century. Until then, chocolate only existed as a bitter, foamy drink in Mesoamerica (btw I am curious!!), as my friend Deanna uses to tell. But under the amazing taste of chocolate, lots of violations of human rights happened and still happens. Please get informed, my friend, please help me with more info, and please taste responsably. Today I will have a meeting about it with the seals 😉

Here it is Deanna’s story about the fascinating and often cruel history of chocolate. Sweet watching!! Growl 😉

Takk til Ted-Ed for videoen, and takk til Pexels for cocoas bildet!