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Source: World Futures Journal, 2015
Author(s): Randall Amster
Topics: Climate Change, Peace and Security Operations
This article explores the local dimensions of movement work being done with regard to ostensibly global issues such as economic justice and environmental degradation. It is posited that local work focusing on peace/nonviolence and resilience/sustainability is often emphasized by virtue of necessity and efficacy alike. Issues of global import play out in myriad local contexts, and represent a point of convergence between peace and environmental movements. This analysis highlights the inherent connection between social and environmental issues, and between microcosmic and macrocosmic processes. It is concluded that small steps by networked actors can impact larger issues in a meaningful way.