<p>Occupy is now a year old. A year is an almost ridiculous measure of time for much of what matters: at one year old, Georgia O'Keeffe was not a great painter, and Bessie Smith wasn't much of a singer.
<p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.energybulletin.net/sites/default/files/images/tidal_backcover.thumbnail.jpg" alt="" title="" class="image image-thumbnail" width="76" height="100" /></span>September 17 (S17) is of course the one-year anniversary of the occupation of Zuccotti Park, a reclaiming of public space that galvanized the political imagination of the country and the
<p>The victory last year to stop the Keystone XL pipeline was a temporary victory. I guess all environmental victories are temporary, but this one was even more temporary than most. Mitt Romney has made it absolutely clear that if he wins the election his first duty, on his first day in office, will be to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
<p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.energybulletin.net/sites/default/files/images/climate-riots_large.thumbnail.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="image image-thumbnail" width="100" height="56" /></span>-An open letter to Owen Paterson, the new environment secretary<br>-“The 1%”: The Pluses and Minuses of an Historic Term
<p>George Lakey has campaigned and written about non-violent social change since the 1960s. He says:</p>
<p>The nuns provide a model for all who are exploring ways in which humanity can reconstitute itself and forge a post-industrial culture that radically departs from the paradigm of industrial civilization.
<p>The word "sustainability" sometimes is used to green-wash and promote things that are not sustainable. Genuine sustainability must be evidence-based. But language can be used to conceal rather than reveal. Lets explore as a case study what is currently occurring in the small town of Sebastopol, Northern California.</p>
<p>-China to spend $372 billion on cutting energy use, pollution<br />
-China's mega coal power bases exacerbate water crisis – in pictures<br />
-Thousands being moved from China's Three Gorges - again<br />
-China and its controversial carbon appetite [Book review]</p>
<p><a href="http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2012-08-28/chinas-environmental-challenge-aug-28">read more</a></p>
<p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://energybulletin.net/sites/default/files/images/CASSE-logo.thumbnail.jpg" alt="" title="" class="image image-thumbnail" width="77" height="100" /></span>Perhaps we need to follow the leads of McKibben, Jaccard, and Hansen, and go get arrested.
<p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://energybulletin.net/sites/default/files/images/ASPO -USAlogo80.jpg" alt="" title="" class="image image-thumbnail" width="80" height="80" /></span>A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including:<br />
-Oil and the global economy<br />
-The Middle East<br />
-Peak China?<br />
-Quote of the week<br />
<p>Yesterday, Mr. Angelino Alfano, leader of Italy's "People of Freedom" (PdL) party, publicly presented a plan aimed at saving Italy from economic collapse. I listened to the whole thing. And I was horrified.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2012-08-02/grand-plan-save-italy-collapse">read more</a></p>
<p>One of the richest ironies of the crisis of contemporary America is the number of problems it currently faces that are the direct result of much-ballyhooed reforms.
<p>The U.S. heat wave is slowly shaking the foundations of American politics. It may take years for the deep rumble to evolve into an above ground, institution-shattering earthquake, but U.S. society has changed for good.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2012-07-27/climate-change-and-next-us-revolution">read more</a></p>
<p>- The most honest three and a half minutes of television, EVER... (from HBO)<br />
- John Perkins: Occupy the Dam: Brazil's Indigenous Uprising<br />
- Appalachia Turns on Itself (over coal)<br />
- ‘Deep Green Resistance’ — how not to build a movement</p>
<p><a href="http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2012-07-24/truth-telling-and-activism-july-24">read more</a></p>
<p>In the anger phase of societal unraveling, we must not only be aware of its perils but prepare ourselves with great intention to navigate it. One of the first issues we must grapple with is the reality of trauma.