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Kari Hammerschlag, Christopher D. Cook: Banks Worldwide Must End Funding of Factory Farms to Halt Climate Damage

As the climate crisis boils over, new research shows that reducing methane emissions is our best hope to rapidly stem the crisis.

October 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Robinson Jeffers: Rock and Hawk

Here is a symbol in which
Many high tragic thoughts
Watch their own eyes.

October 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: OMFG Texas – Giving Nazis – Also Slave-Owners and Assorted Bigots – A Break

Alas, the move to whitewash history isn’t going so well in one of the last states to tell slaves they were free…

October 21, 2021 · 9 Comments

Gary Fincke: The Double Negatives of the Living

I could talk
Two hours past midnight with
My father in the steelworker
Idiom of his city.

October 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

Chris Winters: What the Pandora Papers Tell Us About Ourselves

Globally, anywhere from $5.3 trillion—about 6.25% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product—to as much as $32 trillion has been thought to be held in offshore tax havens.

October 20, 2021 · 1 Comment

Tayve Neese: Prophecy of the Four-Legged

The horned things knew
the scent of blood usurping sweet hay
as the woman cracked and sang.

October 20, 2021 · 1 Comment

Rebecca Gordon: Seeing the Future

For the sake of the world, let us hope that this time Cassandra will be believed.

October 19, 2021 · 3 Comments

Earl S. Braggs: Such is the Love Story of Sally

It was not the first time that Thomas Jefferson asked
her to dance.

October 19, 2021 · 4 Comments

La Via Campesina: Food Sovereignty | A Manifesto for the Future of Our Planet

Food Sovereignty promotes justice, equality, dignity, fraternity and solidarity. Food Sovereignty is also the science of life.

October 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Kari Gunter-Seymour: That Spot where Raccoon Creek Meets Brush Fork

I wish I could say
I lay your body under the honeysuckle
the day you crossed over, let vine and wisp
hang nectar all around you.

October 18, 2021 · 2 Comments

Sharon Fagan McDermott: Three Ways of Looking at Beauty

When the hypnotherapist brought me out of my trance, I wondered about this deer, about my new vision of beauty—why had it changed? Something fundamental in me had shifted and reconstructed itself.

October 17, 2021 · 15 Comments

M.C. Benner Dixon: Whatever is Lovely

I remember being a teenager, leaning across my dresser towards its large mirror and studying my face, wondering if I was beautiful or not. It was an indecent hope, and I faithfully dashed it whenever I could.

October 17, 2021 · 7 Comments

Video: A Small Antelope Horn

Sitting by the fire with a nomadic tribe, a physicist ponders the many shapes of wisdom.

October 16, 2021 · 4 Comments

Rachel Hadas: Fire Pit

Gathered, we watched flames
flickering and drawing us together.
It was hard to pull our eyes away.

October 16, 2021 · 1 Comment

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