Archived Articles

  • Occupy the Dam: Brazil's Indigenous Uprising July 24, 2012In the Amazonian backcountry, tribes are challenging construction of the world’s third-largest dam—by dismantling it. Here’s what they can teach us about standing up to power.            Last month, hundreds of indigenous demonstrators began dismantling a dam in the heart ofBrazil’s rainforest to protest the destruction it will bring to lands they have loved and honored for ...
  • Why I am Hopeful: Shapeshifting the World July 18, 2012 By John PerkinsWatching the news each day, we know that we are living in a time of tremendous change and upheaval: global economic crises, interminable violence around the planet, environmental destruction, social injustice, and our own domestic political deadlock. We ask ourselves: Are we powerless to make any lasting or impactful changes? Where do we ...
  • Healing the Ravages of War June 28, 2012By John Perkins  For most of us, the Vietnam War seems like a lifetime ago; however, many Vietnamese continue to battle an invisible yet lethal enemy. Undetonated cluster bombs have left 10,500 communes and 41,000 miles of the country vulnerable to explosive remnants of war. Records suggest that for every bomb dropped, 5,000 individual sub-munitions were ...
  • Being Grateful in 7 Easy Steps June 25, 2012  Dear friends, Jodi Lobozzo Aman has written a brilliant and amazingly concise book called “What Is UP In Your DOWN? Being Grateful in 7 Easy Steps.” She offers it free to you from her blog Heal Now and Forever Be In Peace. Get your copy here: http://healnowandforever.net/new-ebook-what-is-up-in-your-down-being-grateful-in-7-easy-steps/ Jodi has been a student of transformation, shapeshifting, and shamanism for ...
  • Rio+20 and You June 25, 2012By John Perkins An event that could be world-changing is currently taking place in Rio de Janeiro: the Rio+20, a United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. The gathering will include at least 100 heads of state (President Obama declined to attend), government officials, leaders from the private sector, NGOs and other stakeholders. Their mandate is to ...
  • A Major Victory for the Environment – Time to Act! June 18, 2012  Join John Perkins for “Shapeshifting into Leadership” and “Advanced Shapeshifting,” Aug 24-26 and 26-31. www.eomega.org   As I am sure many of you are aware, between 1972 and 1992 Texaco, now owned by Chevron, deliberately dumped more the 18 billion gallons of toxic oil waste into rivers and unlined pits in the northern AmazonbasinofEcuador. The sludge contains ...
  • Ireland’s Referendum- an Opportunity for Change May 1, 2012On May 31 Ireland will put the EU’s new treaty for fiscal discipline to a referendum, giving Irish voters a chance to overturn this controversial agreement. The crisis in Ireland is symbolic of ones facing many European countries, as well as the United States, and is a direct outgrowth of policies implemented against developing countries ...
  • Dreaming A New World: Indigenous Shaman Meets Economic Hit Man March 31, 2012In preparing for my session Dreaming a New World: Indigenous Shaman Meets Economic Hit Man at the Spring of Sustainability Summit on Wednesday April 4,  3-3:30 pm ET hosted by Julia Butterfly Hill, I’ve been mulling over the following: This is the  era of prophesies. Ancient cultures around the planet foresaw this as a time  to dream ...
  • Aggression Begets Aggression March 24, 2012Aggression Begets Aggression By John Perkins In our present state and based on the world’s past history we know that aggression only begets more aggression. War creates more war.  Terrorists do not dream as children of becoming terrorists. As we hear the drumbeat of our current US leaders for more “intervention”, I can’t help but think of ...
  • Please Help Brazil’s Kayapo and Jurana Cultures February 23, 2012                I hope you’ll sign up for my newsletter as it features important and up-to-date information on where I will be and the causes that I feel strongly about. It also gives you information on how to take action and change the world for the better. The latest newsletter is a call to action for helping Brazil’s ...