Links

Links

This will be a continually growing list because you’re going to recommend other websites that fit into the categories we’ve created or you’ll be suggesting new categories with links. If you have websites you’d like to see here, email Admin with the subject line “forum link recommendation”.

Websites we respect and follow, even though we may not share the same worldviews*:
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Blogs*

James Howard Kunstler, Clusterfuck Nation: One the best authors and bloggers out there using metaphor and biting humor
Charles Hugh Smith: Blogger “Of Two Minds”, author of “Why Things Are Falling Apart.
Speaking Truth to Power: Carolyn Baker’s site for awake individuals who want be informed and organize their lives and communities in ways that most effectively assist them in navigating what current events are manifesting.
David Korten’s Blog: co-founder and board chair of YES! Magazine and author of Agenda for a New Economy, The Great Turning, and When Corporations Rule the World.
Charles Eisenstein’s Blog: combining philosophical and spiritual depth with practical insights into the cultural and institutional origins of the potentially terminal dysfunctions of modern society – and the potential solutions.
Andrew Harvey’s Blog – Author of The Hope and a NEW book, Radical Passion, on Reality Sandwich
Survival Blog – James Wesley Rawles’ daily web log for prepared individuals living in uncertain times to inform and motivate readers to take steps that will help prepare themselves and their families.
How to Save the World
Dave Pollard’s environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.
Washington’s Blog
strives to provide real-time, well-researched and actionable information, has an insatiable curiosity for new discoveries, new information and new insights.
Decline of the Empire – Really good blog about some serious shit. from someone named Dave Chen

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Economy
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Peak Prosperity: Great website with a financial advice slant from Chris Martensen, creator of The Crash Course
Business Insider: Tech, finance, markets, politics, strategy, life, intelligence. Great source of information
Dollar Collapse: Your ringside seat for the global financial crisis. Lots of great links
Zero Hedge: Financial, economic and political information, skeptically examining political and financial journalism, and more…
The Automatic Earth: Highly respected website from Nicole Foss, international energy and finance analyst.
Chris Martensen’s Crash Course: the Full Version
Calculated Risk – Real time market commentary from 30+ traders.
MarketWatch – Breaking news on the markets, trading, personal finance, retirement, politics, the economy, and more.
Financial Post – The name says it all. A lot about everything with a focus on Canada
Dollars and Sense: Real World Economics –
economic news and analysis, reports on economic justice activism, primers on economic topics, and critiques of the mainstream media’s coverage of the economy.
New Economics Institute
The mission of the New Economics Institute is to build a New Economy that prioritizes the well-being of people and the planet.
King World News Blog – Blogs and articles by some of the world’s leading economists. Highly recommended *

News and Opinion*

Rice Farmer: Rice Farmer lives out in the hills, growing rice and veggies organically and provides lots of links
From the Wilderness’ Peak Oil Blog: “If there’s a gun on the wall at the beginning of the play, by the end it must go off.”
Collapse Net: It hung on a long while, but it’s gone now….. RIP Michael C. Ruppert.

Truth Out: works to spark action by revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for transformative ideas, through in-depth investigative reporting and critical analysis.
SHTF Plan: Tough, hard-hitting website that tends toward sensationalism and fear, but gets a lot of stuff right! “When it hits the fan, don’t say we didn’t warn you!”
Global Research: publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on social, economic, strategic and environmental processes.
Chris Hedges: A bastion of integrity, Truthdig provides expert coverage of current affairs as well as a variety of thoughtful, provocative content assembled from a progressive point of view.
The Raw Story: Progressive news site that focuses on stories often ignored in the mainstream media.
Economic Collapse Blog: Another website focused largely on blame and negativity, but sometimes features good
Project Censored – The mission of Project Censored is to teach students and the public about the role of a free press in a free society – and to tell the News That Didn’t Make the News and Why

Speaking Truth to Power – Subscription-based Daily News
Cryptogon – News, analysis, conspiracies
ReutersBrings you the latest news from around the world, covering breaking news in business, politics, entertainment, technology, and more in video and
AlterNet – AlterNet’s aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, health care issues, and more.
Storm Clouds Gathering – The truth is extreme, to make it moderate is to lie.
WhoWhatWhy – We don’t cover the news. We uncover it.
Abby Martin Host of “breaking the Set,” an RT TV host, brave in the stories she does about conspiracy theories and the Middle East stories that other journalists would be afraid to touch.
ENENEWS: Energy News – Straight ahead hard reporting, largely focused on Fukushima
The Free Thought Project: Free minds, free people
— a hub for Free Thinking conversations about the promotion of liberty and the daunting task of government accountability.
Grinning Planet: A sense of humor is an essential apocalyptic tool

 

Politics

Think Progress – An American political blog that “provides a forum that advances progressive ideas and policies”. It is an outlet of the Center for American Progress.
Daily Kos – Chosen as one of PC Magazine‘s Top 100 Favorite Blogs, liberals will enjoy the Daily Kos’s banter, mixed in with thorough news reports, stern opinions, and moving interviews.
Drudge Report – Matt Drudge’s Drudge Report, notorious for being the first to break the Monica Lewinsky scandal to the public, posts links to important stories of the day for the conservative set.
Politico – Covering Congress’ agendas, the 2008 presidential election, and lobbying and advocacy, Politico is chock-full of everything you need to keep up with today’s U.S. politics.
The Huffington Post – When not busy perusing the business, entertainment, and living sections of The Huffington Post, click on the Politics tab for news and opinion.  click on “Quick Read” to view a snippet of a post.
Salon.com – On Salon.com, yet another respected news outlet, you’ll catch daily political news and opinion pieces that force you to think and share your comments.
Townhall.com – First launched in 2005, Townhall.com continues to be one of the leading online communities for the conservative community.
FactCheck.org – Between the media and the Web, we’re not always getting the most accurate information. FactCheck.org squashes the political rumors and debunks the myths with its extensive research team


Information

Post Carbon Institute: Founded in 2003, Post Carbon Institute is leading the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world.
Resilience.org
: explores the implications of resilience issues across broad areas including geopolitics, ecology, population, finance, urban design, health, and even religious and gender issues.

Wake Up World : Offering information that will help our readers see through the lies and break down the “old” ways of thinking and being, and also to celebrate and plan with our readers the bright future that lies ahead
Ready.gov: FEMA’s website, a great resource of information and preparedness
The Crash Course: Chris Martenson’s sophisticated creation seeks to provide you with a baseline understanding of the economy so that you can better appreciate the risks that we all face.

SGT Report: Calls itself “The Corporate Propaganda Antidote.” A lot of good articles, likes to play the blame game.
When Technology Fails: The “Bible” for emergency prep & survival, plus green & healthy living.
Transition Voice: Covers peak oil, climate change and economic crisis along with the global Transition movement as society’s most promising response.
Earthkeepers: Ecospiritual Practice: Reading ecospiritual texts; Gathering with others in support of deepening ecospirituality; getting out and Experiencing natural settings; Writing regularly in an ecospiritual journal; and taking Action to protect this planet we love.

Collective Evolution: Expanding our understanding of the human experience and opening up a world of infinite possibility.
WIRED online – a monthly technology, society and culture magazine based out of San Francisco, California.
The Transition Store – Resources for providing clear, consistent messages about the major global shift from John L. Peterson and the Arlington Institute.
Zen Gardner – My quest for truth has given me new perspectives which lead to well springs of information that continue to inspire awe and wonder at the world we live in. Dare to explore and see what leaves you …just wondering.
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Community
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Building Local Economies: Our work is focused on creating real prosperity by connecting leaders, spreading solutions that work, and driving investment toward local economies.
Living Economies: David Korten’s website about articulating and communicating the framing ideas that light the path to a New Economy grounded in positive living system principles
YES! Magazine: Reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions, outlines a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.
Transition Network: Our role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organize around the transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.
Mother Earth News: The original guide to living wisely.
Off Grid: Reports on the people, technologies, events and influences throughout the global off-grid community.
Resilient Communities: providing the support, knowledge, insight, and encouragement needed to help you and your community thrive, despite adversity.
Post Peak Living: We passionately support people becoming informed and prepared, and know that a successful transition requires strong local communities. Home of the Uncrash Course.
Transition Network: Our role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organize around the transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.
Living Off The Grid: free online resource for off-grid living, helping you along in the rewarding challenge of living off of the power grid.
Sustainable Communities: pooling information on sustainability to make it more readily accessible to the public
Great transition Initiative: a growing international of scholars and activists that analyzes alternative scenarios and charts a path to a hopeful future.
Peak Moment TV: Conversations about Locally reliant living for challenging times.
Reality Sandwich – Okay, it’s an online community, but there are lots of good articles and blogs about what they call “the New Planetary Culture.”
We Need Each other: Building Gift Community – with Bill Kauth & Zoe Alowan. “We hope to both inspire you and offer the “how-to” details you will need to build your own “family of choice” core community. Come play with us as you design your personal life as a meaningful vision. Welcome to a joyous adventure.

Near-Term Extinction

InGienous Designs –  The vision of InGienous Designs is to be a catalyst for personal and social transformation through a profound appreciation of the sacredness of life.
Nature bats Last
– Guy McPherson’s  website that proclaims humans have tinkered with the natural world since we appeared on the evolutionary stage. Our days may be numbered: as the home team, Nature Bats Last.

Carolyn Baker: Speaking Truth to Power  – dedicated to up-to-the moment reporting of unprecedented transitions in economics, energy, and the environment, as well as options for navigating those changes.
Near Term Extinction – Speaking Doom to Power Since 2013
Ecoshock Radio – Latest science, authors, issues – from climate change, oceans, forests, pollution, Peak Oil, the economy, and peace.

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Other Interesting Links*

The Vigilant Citizen – this site aims to go beyond the face value of symbols found in pop culture to reveal their esoteric meaning.

 

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*Admins note: Ah, this thing about worldviews and perspectives. We have noticed that, during these chaotic times, many people from all sorts of differing values perspectives—memes—often believe and agree on what is happening—mass systems failure—but seriously disagree on why it’s happening. Therefore, for the most part , conservatives and progressives can often agree that things are falling apart while each assigns blame from their perspective as to why they are falling apart. We don’t think conservatives or liberals are bad, but that they are victims of systems—including their own—they cannot control or fix. What is obvious at this point is that neither has viable solutions, and that new ways of thinking about our problems need to be born.

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