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Gerry LaFemina: A Room for Space Agers

At a certain age I re-aimed that telescope, first, to look into the window of the young widow across the street, she who made me feel atomic.

October 6, 2020 · 3 Comments

Mark Hertsgaard: A Second Trump Term Would Be ‘Game Over’ for the Climate, Says Top Scientist

Michael Mann, one of the world’s most eminent climate experts, says Earth’s future ‘is in the hands of American citizens.’

October 5, 2020 · 1 Comment

Martina Reisz Newberry: Passing a Deserted High School in the Nuclear Sunshine of a Fall Afternoon

I ought to study signs and portents.

October 5, 2020 · 1 Comment

Jon Queally: ‘Years of Repair’ New Animated Film Imagines the Future to Come Inspired by a Vision of Justice and the Common Good

People need a story about what they’re fighting for, and what they’re demanding from their governments. Not a laundry list of political demands—a vibrant story of how we win a safer, fairer world for all – and specifically, what that looks like.

October 4, 2020 · 1 Comment

Dawn Potter: Soul

Today, a bird invisible among the trees
cries Jericho Jericho Jericho O no O no
all the afternoon long.

October 4, 2020 · 3 Comments

Video: Earth Care Farm

In 1977, Michael Merner had an epiphany while standing in the home garden on his small farm; “ Living soil is the foundation of our well being. A nourishing soil produces healthy plants, which leads to healthy animals, people and a sustainable planet.”

October 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Joan E. Bauer: Arcosanti

A dusty paint cloth of rust and ochre,
the desert before us as we pass shark fins
of agave & prickly-ribbed saguaro.

October 3, 2020 · 2 Comments

John Feffer: The Mobster-in-Chief

Will the November Election Be Decided in the Streets?

October 2, 2020 · 2 Comments

Robinson Jeffers: Shine, Perishing Republic

…a mortal splendor;
meteors are not needed less than mountains;
shine, perishing republic.

October 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Liz Theoharis: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in America

The gospel doesn’t talk about the inevitability of poverty or the need for charity, but the responsibilities of the ruling authorities to all people and the possibility of abundance for all.

October 1, 2020 · 6 Comments

Sean Connolly: Sacrifice

You can’t educate a secret. Many defy time and live in the throats of birds chortling about the discovery of the universe, once and always hidden beyond sight.

October 1, 2020 · 1 Comment

Dear Vox Populi subscribers:

I just want to mention that VP has started a new category of posts. Most of you are aware that since we started the webzine in 2014, some of our … Continue reading

September 30, 2020 · 2 Comments

Heather Cox Richardson: A National Disgrace

The first presidential debate of 2020 was unlike anything we have seen before. CNN’s Jake Tapper said: “That was a hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck.” … Continue reading

September 30, 2020 · 6 Comments

Attracta Fahy: Two Poems

We walk home from the fields,
our young backs arched, aching,
from spreading slits.

September 30, 2020 · 3 Comments

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