Compassionate Activism: new book by Feasta director Mark Garavan

This book sets out on a radical re-examination of the nature of social care, the way it is practised and its purpose. Rather than being confined to a qualified cohort of designated carers, social care is an activity for all. It is the gateway to the humanization of both care-giver and care- receiver. Yet the process of humanization, in order to be effective, needs to encompass both the personal and political worlds. Read more

Emergency action plan for New Zealanders (and others)

We've finally come to the end of our regular uploads from Fleeing Vesuvius. You can now read the entire book online and we will continue to respond to comments on the articles. Our final installment, from the New Zealand edition, is a practical list of tasks that need to be accomplished in order to adequately deal with the coming transition to a low-energy economy.