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Doug Anderson: How She Was

I stood with my mother waiting for the Walk sign at an intersection in downtown Tucson. It was Sunday and the town was deserted. The two of us and a … Continue reading

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Nadia Prupis: Dozens Arrested as Protest Grows against Canadian Tar Sands Facility

Standing on side of campaigners, local mayor vows to wage ‘war’ against fossil fuel giant and federal government to defend community. Ongoing protests in British Columbia to stop a tar … Continue reading

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Video: 10 Wonders of the Universe

What’s the biggest thing in the universe? Find out here, along with 9 other incredible astronomical wonders. [Thanks to Dark Matter Space for the link.]    

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: Coming Home

Originally posted on Shenandoah Breakdown:
When the policeman tells me to pull over to the curb because the woman with the pearly white smile just told him that I nearly…

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sarah Lazare: Severe Racial Disparities In Arrests the Norm In America

At least 1,581 police departments across the country arrest black people at greater rates than in Ferguson, according to USA Today analysis. Ferguson, Missouri has become a flashpoint of anger … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: “Dance Me to the End of Love” by Leonard Cohen

         

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Paul Buchheit: The Super-Rich and Sordid Tales of Selfishness

Philanthropy, no matter how well intentioned, cannot compensate for the flaws of capitalism. If the mainstream media made the effort to analyze and report the facts, the whole country would … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Sir Thomas Wyatt: Abide

I abide and abide and better abide, And after the old proverb, the happy day; And ever my lady to me doth say, “Let me alone and I will provide.” … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sarah Lazare: ‘Duty to Refuse’: Top Medical Groups Back Nurse Who Said ‘No’ to Force-Feeding Guantanamo Hunger Strikers

‘Force-feeding a competent person is not the practice of medicine; it is aggravated assault.’ Leading medical groups are speaking out in support of a U.S. Navy nurse who refused on … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Chard deNiord: Lost Things

You find other lost things while looking for the lost thing, things that are consolations for what’s missing, things you also looked for with the same intensity that faded in … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Writeliving Interview: Marge Piercy

Originally posted on Writeliving's Blog:
We’re proud to present an interview with groundbreaking novelist, poet and memoirist Marge Piercy. Woman on the Edge of Time made an impression on…

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment
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