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Video: Happiness Family Farm

Rosata, her husband, Prosper, and son, Japhety, work year-round on their small farm to harvest fresh fruits and vegetables for the Portland community.

October 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

George Monbiot: Level Down

The living world is being hit by everything at once: the only way to stop our full-spectrum assault on Earth systems is to reduce our economic activity.

October 6, 2021 · 2 Comments

Erin Eberle, Anna Lappe: Eating in the Age of Climate Crisis

A recent analysis on land use estimated that livestock production uses 83 percent of the world’s farmland, yet provides only 18 percent of the world’s total calories.

October 5, 2021 · 2 Comments

Chuck Collins: Helping the Rich Let Go

A new generation of wealth advisers helps wealthy people give away their money instead of hoarding it.

October 4, 2021 · 3 Comments

Video: No Crying at the Dinner Table

Filmmaker Carol Nguyen interviews her own family to craft an emotionally complex and meticulously composed portrait of intergenerational trauma, grief, and secrets in this cathartic documentary about things left unsaid.

October 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Yifat Susskind: Three Lessons to Chart a Path Forward in Solidarity With Afghan Women

This time we can stand with Afghan women on their own terms, by asking them what they want and working hand-in-hand with them to support their leadership and meet their communities’ needs.

September 30, 2021 · 1 Comment

Robert Gibb: Frances Perkins at the Homestead Post Office

Minimum wage, overtime, social security . . .
A storm of progress to the angel of history,
The debris of paradise scattered about
The aggrieved, beseeching crowds.

September 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Barbara E. Young: Cousin Jill

I like a woman who can fall
Jack said to Jill.

September 29, 2021 · 2 Comments

Marco North: the falling boy (too bitter a fruit)

He was one of many trying to escape, grabbing onto the plane thinking they would let him in.

September 29, 2021 · 4 Comments

Abby Zimet: Truth Is Truth: Fuck These Guys

The bad news is that the crazed orange guy is still out there, raving and lying.

September 28, 2021 · 4 Comments

Video: The Seeker

A lyrical portrait of an excommunicated Amish woodworker struggling with spirituality, poverty, and life as an outcast from his strict, insular community.

September 26, 2021 · 6 Comments

Sonali Kolhatkar: Beyond Cancel Culture | How to Hold Each Other Accountable—With Love

‘We can’t go around punishing people in the present for the trauma that was inflicted on us in the past.’

September 23, 2021 · 2 Comments

Edison Jennings: The Cats of Rome

The cats of Rome sleep, feed, and breed
among the tumbled travertine, and slip,
tails high, across the flag draped avenues.

September 23, 2021 · 3 Comments

Thomas W. Fraser: Overcoming Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘three evils of society’

We can still bend the arc of history through a ceaseless pursuit of beloved community.

September 22, 2021 · 2 Comments

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