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Farewell Michael Ruppert, and Thank You

Michael C. Ruppert was a peak oil analyst, investigative journalist, and activist. Many readers may know Mike as author of Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, or as the subject of the 2009 documentary Collapse, based on his book A Presidential Energy Policy. 2,748 more words


Climate Change: The Situation is Hopeless… Let’s Take the Next Step

By Peter Burdon

Imagine that you woke up tomorrow with complete trust in climate science. By trust I do not just mean a kind of dispassionate intellectual understanding, evidenced in figures like Al Gore. 1,960 more words


The Politics of the Pursuit of Happiness

By Bayo Akomolafe

Silhouetted by an iridescent blur of running children, dancing draperies, and rhythmic conversations, my wife Ej and I inched our way toward an old man sitting quietly by an anonymous stack of coloured papers and abandoned sandals. 1,981 more words


The Tyranny of “Me”?

By Sean Crawley

The world is moving so fast. Its pace is matched by its exponentially increasing size and complexity. All together it’s not an easy task to make sense of it all. 1,903 more words


Activism and the Gifts of Imperfection

By Anneke Vo

In our individualistic, identity-asserting culture of conditional worth and comparative selfhood, it can feel as though every triumph and tribulation is scrutinised as a defining fault of personal character. 1,753 more words


Top 10: Activist Superpowers

Contrary to popular misconception, activism isn’t only for dreadlocked misfits and Molotov cocktail-throwing troublemakers. Activism is a vital part of participating in a dynamic society and playing our part in the change we wish to see. 814 more words


The Critically Endangered Species File:  Leatherback Turtle

Each issue of SHIFT presents one species of life that is classified as critically endangered, Homo sapiens excluded. By definition, whether it be by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), or your nation state’s environmental governance structure such as the Department of the Environment in Australia, critically endangered essentially means that the species is facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild in the immediate future. 330 more words