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Although this short animation speak directly about the UK, it can easily describe any other western “developed” society.

A new animation about consumption, climate change and wellbeing by PIRC, George Monbiot and Leo Murray. For more info, see: http://carbonomissions.org.uk

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Some quotes from the film…

“Economic growth means you have to find something that was once nature and make it into a good, or was once a gift relationship and make it into a service. You have to find something that people once got for free or did for themselves or for each other, and then take it away and sell it back to them, somehow.”

“We didn’t earn any of the things that really keep us alive, or that make life good.¬†We didn’t earn the air. We didn’t earn being born… We didn’t earn having a planet that can provide food. We didn’t earn the sun… on some level, people have this inborn gratitude because, on some level we know that we didn’t earn any of this, we know that life is a gift. Well if you know that you’ve received a gift, then the natural response is gratitude, the desire to give in turn.”

“…the old world falls apart, and a new world is born. A child plays and develops his or her gifts, but doesn’t apply them to their true purpose yet, and that’s what humanity has been doing. We’ve been messing around, playing with our gifts of technology and culture and developing these gifts. Now we are coming into adulthood and it’s time to apply them to our true purpose.”

“Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies
to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to
alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and
necessitated endless growth.

Today, these trends have reached
their extreme – but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great
opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and
sustainable way of being.”

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Listening to this just makes us happy… another great performance brought to us by the folks at Playing For Change.

“The PFC crew is here in Congo recording new songs around the world. On
our second day of filming we met this group of amazing musicians in
Kinshasa and within minutes they where playing us some songs and sharing
their stories. Today’s video is a song titled “Toyeba Yo.”

TP OK Jazz Band in Kinshasa keep the memory of the Immortal Congolese
Guitar player, Franco, alive and well. These musicians truly represent
the soul of Congo and they teach us that even in terrible circumstances
the artist and the musician must rise up to bring joy and hope to all
those who will listen.”

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A new video release from the folks at Playing For Change… love!!! Enjoy!

“Today we are proud to release a new video for our PFC Live Outside
series featuring the song, ‘Loving Home’ performed by Kim Churchill in
the Blue Mountains of Australia. Music connects our hearts and today’s
video reminds us of the power of a song to take our souls on a journey
through time and space. Enjoy the performance and spread the music to
everyone you meet!!”

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Here’s the newest video from Playing For Change…sweet and beautiful.

“Today we are proud to share a new video for our ‘Live Outside’ series,
featuring Louis Mhlanga. ‘Maria’ was recorded and filmed in Louis’ back
yard in South Africa. Sometimes great music is just in the moment, and
today we celebrate these moments together through music.”

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Another great performance from Playing For Change…this one featuring Grandpa Elliot’s soulful singing.

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We’ve been watching this video over and over again. The voice on this young man is amazing…and the friendship between the two teens even more beautiful.

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