Ramblinactivist’s Videos: Last Five Videos
‘Ramblinactivist’s Videos’, 2022/19, 24th May 2022:
‘Silent Spring’ (1962) (‘A Book in Five Minutes’, No.13)
An historically significant book, its hypothesis proven right, its message undimmed by the passing of six decades – and yet it is so seldomly discussed today.
‘Ramblinactivist’s Videos’, 2022/18, 19th May 2022 2022:
The ‘Right to Food’ Revisited – The Cost of Living Crisis & the Coming Crash (‘The Metablog’, No.21)
The media is exercised by the ‘cost of living’ crisis; but they’re ignoring the greater structural economic trends that are driving it – and thus the difficult questions that these trends raise for our future.
‘Ramblinactivist’s Videos’, 2022/17, 6th May 2022:
‘Rules for Radicals’ (1971)
(‘A Book in Five Minutes’, No.12)
In this review of ‘Rules for Radicals’ I’m not going to list those ‘rules’. Nor the oft-neglected list of ‘means and ends’. That’s because, if you read the book, that’s not the point of these lists. Alinsky’s philosophy is broader than that.
‘Ramblinactivist’s Videos’, 2022/16, 1st May 2022:
Minster Lovell Hall & its ‘Romantic’ Graffiti (‘Banburyshire’s Ancient Sites’)
Minster Lovell Hall has a surreal quality; especially if the weather adds to the atmosphere. It’s a classic ‘ruin’, but at the same time you can see that centuries of less reverent visitors have scrawled graffiti over many parts of it. More then anything, it’s just an ethereally beautiful place to visit.
‘Ramblinactivist’s Videos’, 2022/15, 28th April 2022:
Kelly Kettles and the Practise of Zero Carbon Cooking Outdoors (‘Long Walks & Anarcho-Primitivism’, Part 6)
Metal containers for boiling water are ‘ancient’; but what do you think ancient Greek (their word, ‘kotyle’) or Roman people used to heat their pans? Electricity? Kerosine? Compressed petroleum gas? Heating water is foundational to human society – a technology that defines us. How do we maintain that skill in an increasingly uncertain world?