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Julia Conley: 126 Nobel Laureates Warn ‘Humanity Taking Colossal Risks With Our Common Future’

Ahead of G7, coalition of luminaries says “new relationship with the planet” and “transformational action this decade” absolutely necessary.

June 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

John Feffer: They’re Not Conservatives. They’re Extremists

By mislabelling the radical members of the Republican Party “conservative,” the mainstream media gives them a veneer of respectability.

June 7, 2021 · 2 Comments

Sydney Lea: Sunday Morning

…his left ring finger was hewn at the knuckle quite some years ago.  If I think hard enough, I can remember when he was secretive about that injury. He kept the disfigured hand in his pocket or behind his back as much as he could.

June 6, 2021 · 1 Comment

Matthew Savoca, et al: Why are whales big, but not bigger?

Both toothed and baleen (filter-feeding) whales are among the largest animals ever to exist. Blue whales, which measure up to 100 feet (30 meters) long and can weigh over 150 tons, are the largest animals in the history of life on Earth.

June 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Angele Ellis: from Four Way Books / Leonard, Torres, and Cohen

“Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public.” –Allen Ginsberg

June 4, 2021 · 3 Comments

Robin D.G. Kelley and George Yancy: The Tulsa Race Massacre Went Way Beyond “Black Wall Street”

The 1921 Tulsa race massacre wrought widespread destruction. In addition to acknowledging the horror of that particular event, we must confront the systemic, genocidal, state-sanctioned, racist violence that is pervasive in the United States.

June 3, 2021 · 1 Comment

Nina Kossman: While you wait for the music

While you wait for the music to open like a flower,
it is waiting for you to open yourself
to the air from which it is made

June 1, 2021 · 4 Comments

Andrew J. Bacevich: My Son Was Killed in Iraq 14 Years Ago—Who’s Responsible?

The Islamic Republic? George W. Bush? Both answers feel like evasions.

June 1, 2021 · 7 Comments

Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan: Ending food insecurity in Native communities means restoring land rights, handing back control

To end reliance on government-provided foods, many Native communities are seeking a different approach: a return to traditional foods and practices that are healthy and culturally centered.

May 31, 2021 · 2 Comments

Richard Levine: Disturbing the Peace

“Do you want to know what war is about?”
Jake asked the talkative one. 
“Don’t say it, Jake,” I said. 

May 31, 2021 · 5 Comments

Chard deNiord: The Hand

a finger here, a knuckle
there, but never the hand al-
together, except in a vision
for which I’m loathe to take
any credit, even for a nail

May 30, 2021 · 2 Comments

Video: Chimps have feelings and thoughts. They should also have rights

Chimpanzees are people too, you know. Ok, not exactly. But lawyer Steven Wise has spent the last 30 years working to change these animals’ status from “things” to “persons.”

May 29, 2021 · 2 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: There’s No Compromising on Science When it Comes to Protecting the Nation’s Rivers and Streams

Unlike the previous administration, the Biden administration must prioritize science and water quality over the demands of big industry.

May 28, 2021 · 2 Comments

Bhikshuni Soma: Neither Male Nor Female

He said: How could a woman who knows no more than how to cook, clean, and make babies, possibly reach the further shore, on the way to which so many … Continue reading

May 28, 2021 · 2 Comments

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