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Keith Farnish is a writer, volunteer and activist who, in a former life, was economically viable. He lives in Southern Scotland with his wife and two children, making, growing, organising, listening, talking and being.

He has been involved in environmental issues for many years, initially specialising in energy supply, transport and climate change, and now as a campaigner against the system we call Industrial Civilization. He is continually striving to minimise his impact on the natural world but, more importantly, accepts that what we now take for granted will no longer be around soon -- we have to take back control of our lives and our communities, and bring down the system that is killing the natural world.

Keith founded The Earth Blog , intended as a source of inspiration for people who want to be challenged, and offering uncompromising solutions to difficult problems. He also founded The Unsuitablog -- an anti-greenwashing website and co-founded Green Seniors alongside Joyce Emery of Iowa, USA.

His first book, called "Time's Up! An Uncivilized Solutions To A Global Crisis" was out in Spring 2009; and is also available to read (for free!)online. His second book, "Underminers" was completed in October 2012 and, again, put online for free in the expectation that no publisher would be brave enough to touch it. It is being released by New Society Publishers in September 2013.


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Wednesday, January 8, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Problem With...Conspiracy Theories
(6 comments) Take a short ride into the world of the Conspiracy Theorist, and find out why belief in the outlandish can be a great danger to us all.

Thursday, January 2, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Complexity Myth
(10 comments) Industrial civilization thrives on complexity, and needs it in order to survive. We, it's subjects, who we call citizens, have been made to crave the complex, and reject the simple, but it is the simplest of things that are actually critical to our innate humanity, and indeed our survival. If we reject the complex then civilization goes, but we as humans become stronger.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Problem With...Christmas
Written in 2006, this classic anti-consumption essay is even more topical and universal than ever. Christmas has become commerce and we have become its slaves.

Monday, December 2, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Problem With...Civilization
(6 comments) What is civilization and why is it considered the default word for anything that is good, measured and human? This article dismantles the myth of civilization and suggests we look at it as a freakish anomaly that has no place in humanity's future.

Sunday, November 17, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
What If...No One Voted?
(5 comments) Submitted partly in response to those who questioned the Underminers tactic of actively not voting or "none of the above". This article explains why voting is never going to be a path to representation or freedom, and also what would happen if not a single person voted. The answers might surprise you.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
100 Ways To Undermine The Machine
(23 comments) At this point it's necessary for me to lose the majority of my readers, for the things I am about to share with you are likely to contribute to the downfall of Industrial Civilization the "machine" of the title. If this idea scares you then you will not be alone,