TED: John Perry Barlow on Collective Consciousness

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John Perry Barlow

TEDxMarin – John Perry Barlow – The Right to Know

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Phi Beta Iota: This is classic Barlow, totally new fresh look, a moving and deeply engaging personal monologue on where we are, where we are going.

“Thought is not a noun to be owned, it is a verb, an action.”

“Copyright is the wrong model for monetizing thinking.”

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Electronic Frontier Foundation

1992 Barlow (US) Information Wants to Be Free

Review: The Virtual Community–Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier

Reference: Water, Earth, and We

12 Water, Blog Wisdom, Briefings (Core)

Maude Barlow

Our Commons Future is Already Here

A stirring call to unite the environmental and global justice movement from Maude Barlow

By Maude Barlow

Maude Barlow gave this stirring plenary speech, full of hope even in the face of ecological disasters, to the Environmental Grantmakers Association annual retreat in Pacific Grove, California. Barlow, a former UN Senior Water Advisor, is National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and founder of the Blue Planet Project.

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Half the tropical forests in the world – the lungs of our ecosystems – are gone; by 2030, at the current rate of harvest, only 10% will be left standing. Ninety percent of the big fish in the sea are gone, victim to wanton predatory fishing practices. Says a prominent scientist studying their demise “there is no blue frontier left.” Half the world’s wetlands – the kidneys of our ecosystems – were destroyed in the 20th century. Species extinction is taking place at a rate one thousand times greater than before humans existed. According to a Smithsonian scientist, we are headed toward a “biodiversity deficit” in which species and ecosystems will be destroyed at a rate faster than Nature can create new ones.

We are polluting our lakes, rivers and streams to death. Every day, 2 million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural waste are discharged into the world’s water, the equivalent of the weight of the entire human population of 6.8 billion people. The amount of wastewater produced annually is about six times more water than exists in all the rivers of the world. A comprehensive new global study recently reported that 80% of the world’s rivers are now in peril, affecting 5 billion people on the planet. We are also mining our groundwater far faster than nature can replenish it, sucking it up to grow water-guzzling chemical-fed crops in deserts or to water thirsty cities that dump an astounding 200 trillion gallons of land-based water as waste in the oceans every year. The global mining industry sucks up another 200 trillion gallons, which it leaves behind as poison. Fully one third of global water withdrawals are now used to produce biofuels, enough water to feed the world. A recent global survey of groundwater found that the rate of depletion more than doubled in the last half century. If water was drained as rapidly from the Great Lakes, they would be bone dry in 80 years.

The global water crisis is the greatest ecological and human threat humanity has ever faced.

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Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Water

Review: Blue Gold–The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water

6 Star Top 10%, Capitalism (Good & Bad), Civil Society, Complexity & Catastrophe, Economics, Environment (Problems), Intelligence (Public), Nature, Diet, Memetics, Design, Politics, Power (Pathologies & Utilization), Survival & Sustainment, True Cost & Toxicity, United Nations & NGOs, Values, Ethics, Sustainable Evolution, Voices Lost (Indigenous, Gender, Poor, Marginalized), Water, Energy, Oil, Scarcity
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5.0 out of 5 stars 6 Star Plus Foundation Work,

August 28, 2010

Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke

I read the authors’ more recent Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water yesterday and watched the also more recent Blue Gold: World Water Wars last night, all in the context of raeding 12 books on water I bought for a UNESCO project I had to drop from when I joined the UN in Guatemala (which I am leaving 31 August).

This is a six-star and beyond foundation work, and even though I continue to think that Marq de Villier’s Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource is the original tour d’force (published in 2001), and that the The Water Atlas: A Unique Visual Analysis of the World’s Most Critical Resource is still the best buy over-all, this book joins with Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit as a foundation contribution. The authors received the Right Livelihood Award, called the Alternative Nobel, for the work that this book represents, so I urge readers to dismiss the ideologically-rooted and intellectually dishonest appraisals of this book as leftist pap.

Published in 2002, this book is more of an overview briefing, and it does that very well. I learn early on:
Continue reading “Review: Blue Gold–The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water”

Review: The Blue Covenant–The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water

5 Star, Capitalism (Good & Bad), Complexity & Catastrophe, Crime (Corporate), Crime (Government), Culture, Research, Disease & Health, Economics, Education (General), Education (Universities), Environment (Problems), Environment (Solutions), Intelligence (Public), Nature, Diet, Memetics, Design, Peace, Poverty, & Middle Class, Politics, Power (Pathologies & Utilization), Survival & Sustainment, United Nations & NGOs, Values, Ethics, Sustainable Evolution, Water, Energy, Oil, Scarcity
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Overview and Update As of 2007

August 27, 2010

Maude Barlow

I now realize that this book is a sequel to Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water and I will read and review that book next.

First off, am really starting to pay attention to Right Livelihood, the Alternative Nobel that seems to avoid really big mistakes that have characterized the Nobel Peace Prize in recent decades (Kissinger to Obama). I first learned of this award when Herman Daly, conceptualizer of Ecological Economics, spoke at one of my conferences, and now I am going to look into this and post a listing of recipients at Phi Beta Iota, where all my reviews can be easily exploited across 98 distinct categories, something not possible here at Amazon.

Up front I will still say that Marq de Villier’s Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource is the best book around, along with the The Water Atlas: A Unique Visual Analysis of the World’s Most Critical Resource.

This book joins with Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit and its own prequel Blue Gold (now also coming out as a new DVD Blue Gold, along with another DVD, For Love of Water not found, author may have meant instead Flow How did a handful of corporations steal our water) to make the case for water as a human right. The book ends with a Blue Covenent in three parts.

Two points in this book hit me hard:

Continue reading “Review: The Blue Covenant–The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water”

Whole Earth Review Archives on Public Intelligence (Historical)

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Policy Steele Terms of Reference for Intelligence Reform 1.1

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Policy Steele In Search of a Leader (Four Essential Reforms)

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Policy Steele Electoral Refrom as Precursor to Intelligence Reform

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Policy Steele DoD OSINT Program: One Man’s View of What Is Needed

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Policy Fyffe Intelligence Sharing and OSINT

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Policy Fyffe Intelligence Sharing and OSINT (Summary)

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Policy Lewis Creating the Global Brain

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Policy Markowitz OSINT in Support of All Source

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Policy Truyens Intelligent vs. Intelligence: That Is The Question

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Policy Heibel Intelligence Training: What Is It?  Who Needs It?

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Policy Heibel Value of Intelligence & Intelligence Training to Any Organization

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Policy Oakley Use of Civilian & Military Power for Engagement & Intervention

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Policy Berkowitz An Alternative View of the Future of Intellligence

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Policy Budzko Russian View of Electronic Open Sources and How to Exploit Them

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Policy Ermarth OSINT: A Fresh Look at the Past and the Future

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Policy Politi The Birth of OSINT in Italy

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Policy Rolington Changing Messages in Western Knowledge Over 400 Years (Slides)

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Policy Steele Snakes in the Grass: Open Source Doctrine

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Policy Donahue Balancing Spending Among Spies, Satellites, and Schoolboys

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Policy Botbol The OSINT Revolution: Early Failures and Future Prospects

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Policy Felsher Viability & Survivability of US Remote Sensing as Function of Policy

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Policy Steele Intelligence in the Balance: Opening Remarks at OSS ‘97

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Policy Sutton Global Coverage ($1.5B/Year Needed for Lower Tier OSINT)

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Policy Tsuruoka Asian Perceptions of What Is and Is Not Legal in Economic Intelligence

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Policy Tyrrell Proposals to Develop a NATO/PfP OSINT Capability

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Policy Clerc Economic and Financial Intelligence: The French Model

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Policy Kahin What Is Intellectual Property?

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Policy Steele Creating a Smart Nation (Govt Info Q and also CYBERWAR Chapter)

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Policy Steele InfoPeace: OSINT as a Policy Option & Operational Alternative

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Policy Steele Open Sources and the Virtual Intelligence Community

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Policy Steele Protecting the Civilian Infrastructure as an Aspect of Information Warfare

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Policy Zuckerman The Central Role of Open Source Economic Intelligence

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Policy Prusak Seven Myths of the Information Age

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Policy Steele Conference Executive Summary C/HPSCI and former DCI Colby

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Policy Steele Creating a Smart Nation: Strategy, Policy, Intelligence, & Information

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Policy Steele SMART NATIONS: NI Strategies and Virtual Intelligence Communities

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Policy Ogdin & Giser Cyber-Glut, and What To Do About It

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Policy Schmidt Open Source Solutions 1994: The State of Intelligence

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Policy Schwartau Letter on NII Security

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Policy Schwartau et al Cross-Walk of 3 Experts’ Spending $1 Billion per Year for NII Security

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Policy Steele Communications, Content, Coordination, and C4 Security: Talking Points

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Policy Steele Correspondence to Mr. Marty Harris, NII Commission

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Policy Steele DATA MINING: Don’t Buy or Build Your Shovel Until You Know What…

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Policy Steele Expansion of Questions Posed by Senator John Warner to Aspin-Brown

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Policy Steele Letter to the Open Source Lunch Club on PFIAB Being Useless

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Policy Steele National and Corporate Security in the Age of Information

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Policy Steele Private Enterprise Intelligence: Its Potential Contribution to Nat’l Sec.

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Policy Beaumard France: Think-tank to Anticipate & Regulate Economic Intelligence Issues

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Policy Beaumard Learned Nations: Competitive Advantages Via Knowledge Strategies

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Policy Brenner Law and Policy of Telecommunications and Computer Database Networks

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Policy Castagna Review of Reich, The Work of Nations

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Policy Chantler Need for Australia to Develop a Strategic Policy on OSI

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Policy Cisler Community Computer Networks

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Policy Civille The Spirit of Access: Equity, NREN, and the NII

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Policy Fedanzo A Genetic View of National Intelligence

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Policy Haver Intelligence Aim Veers to Amassing Overt Information

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Policy Kumon Japan and the United States in the Information Age

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Policy Leijonhelm Economic Intelligence Cooperation Between Government Industry

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Policy Love Comments on the Clinton Administration’s ‘Vision’ Statement for the NII

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Policy Petersen A New Twenty-First Century Role for the Intelligence Community

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Policy Schmidt History of Failure, Future of Opportunity: Reinventions and Deja Vu

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Policy Steele A Critical Evaluation of U.S. National Security Capabilities

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Policy Steele ACCESS: Theory and Practice of Intelligence in the Age of Information

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Policy Steele Executive Order 12356, ‘National Security Information’

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Policy Steele Reinventing Intelligence in the Age of Information (TP for DCI)

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Policy Steele Reinventing Intelligence: The Advantages of OSINT

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Policy Steele Role of Grey Lit & Non-Traditional Agencies in Informing Policy Makers

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Policy Toffler (Both) Knowledge Strategies, Intellience Restructuring,  Global Competitiveness

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Policy Wallner Overview of IC Open Source Requirements and Capabilities

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Policy Wood The IC and the Open Source Information Challenge

1992

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Policy Barlow EFF and the National Public Network (NPN)

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Policy Castagna Review of Toffler’s PowerShift

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Policy Dedijer Open Source Solutions: Intelligence and Secrecy

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Policy Gage Open Sources, Open Systems

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Policy Greenwald Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization: Diplomacy’s Cutting Edge

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Policy Hughes An Affordable Approach to Networking America’s Schools

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Policy Kahin New Legal Paradigms for Multi-Media Information in Cyberspace

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Policy Kahn Outline of a Global Knowledge Architecture, Visions and Possibilities

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Policy Steele E3i: Ethics, Ecology, Evolution, and Intelligence

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Policy Steele Inaugural Remarks Opening 1st International Conference

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Policy Steele Information Concepts & Doctrine for the Future

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Policy Steele OSINT Clarifies Global Threats: Offers Partial Remedy to Budget Cuts

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Policy Steele Review Strassmann, Information PayOff

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Policy Wood Remarks, Don’t Be Suspicious of Contractors

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Policy JFK Working Group National Intelligence and the American Enterprise: Possibilities

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Policy Karraker Highways of the Mind

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Policy Steele How to Avoid Strategic Intelligence Failures in the Future

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Policy Steele Recasting National Security in a Changing World

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Policy Wright Project for a World Intelligence Center

John Perry Barlow: Why Spy?

Government, Ineptitude, IO Impotency
John Perry Barlow

Why Spy?

John Perry Barlow

Forbes, 10.07.02

If the spooks can’t analyze their own data, why call it intelligence?

For more than a year now, there has been a deluge of stories and op-ed pieces about the failure of the American intelligence community to detect or prevent the September 11, 2001, massacre. Nearly all of these accounts have expressed astonishment at the apparent incompetence of America’s watchdogs.

I’m astonished that anyone’s astonished.

The visual impairment of our multitudinous spookhouses has long been the least secret of their secrets. Their shortcomings go back 50 years, when they were still presumably efficient but somehow failed to detect several million Chinese military “volunteers” heading south into Korea. The surprise attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were only the most recent oversight disasters. And for service like this we are paying between $30 billion and $50 billion a year. Talk about a faith-based initiative.

After a decade of both fighting with and consulting to the intelligence community, I’ve concluded that the American intelligence system is broken beyond repair, self-protective beyond reform, and permanently fixated on a world that no longer exists.

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1992 Barlow (US) Information Wants to Be Free

Collective Intelligence, Historic Contributions
John Perry Barlow
John Perry Barlow

John Perry Barlow is known for being the lyricist for the Grateful Dead, and with Mitch Kapor, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).  Howard Rheingold made his acceptance of our invitation to speak conditional on our giving John Perry Barlow time to speak as well, and the rest is history.  He nailed it.

Information Wants to Be Free
Information Wants to Be Free