Monthly Archives: January 2010

Bikes Not Bombs: Sustainable Organizing for Progressive Change

TweetA couple months ago Bikes Not Bombs both celebrated its 25th anniversary and announced that the last of the founding organizers, Carl Kurtz, was leaving.  But its core mission of international anti-war solidarity combined with local bicycle and youth services … Continue reading

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Why Do So Many People Do Such Stupid Things?

TweetWhy don’t more people just leave their cars at home?  Why do so many people eat such terrible food?  I am frequently in conversations where someone asks these types of questions.  Sometimes the speaker is just a snob, using the … Continue reading

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Boston Needs Bureaucracy

Tweet(This is the full text and title of a letter that appeared in the Boston Globe on 1/10/10) We all hate bureaucracy – big, rule-based, inflexible.  But the impersonal efficiency of bureaucracy is exactly what big organizations need to run … Continue reading

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Making Boston World Class WALKing City

Tweet Aren’t we already walkable?  We’ve got short blocks and a decent amount of mixed-use development, which encourage using your feet.  Nearly 5% of our adult population walks to work, second only to New York.  But most of our advantages … Continue reading

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