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Video: Ode to Desolation

Jim Henterly mans the historic fire tower on Desolation Peak, where he safeguards not only the surrounding national park lands, but the proud and passionate history of his profession.

June 13, 2021 · 1 Comment

Arlene Weiner: You’re Not Doing Enough!

A response to The Ministry for the Future, a novel by Kim Stanley Robinson. Orbit. 563 pp. I hope this is an important book. It’s speculative fiction, the term an expansion of … Continue reading

June 12, 2021 · 2 Comments

Tim Radford: Irreversible Cascade of Global Climate Emergencies May be Near

Rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions is indispensable to limit the risks of crossing tipping points in the climate system.

June 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

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: How Biden Looks at the World

The Biden administration’s approach of “multilateral restoration” has many virtues compared to the last four years of MAGA. But it has considerable shortcomings as well.

April 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: The Sports Pages of Death

Life in a Wounded and Wounding Land

March 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Rebecca Gordon: The Fire Next Time

If we do succeed in destroying ourselves, it seems increasingly likely that it will be by fire, whether the accelerating heating of the globe over decades, or a nuclear conflagration any time we choose. The good news, the flame of hope, is that we still have time — at least 100 seconds — to prevent it.

February 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

Pamela Haines, George Lakey: Why we must start imagining the world we want to live in


The center of America is not Washington, D.C. The center of America is the neighborhoods where 330 million Americans are raising their kids and trying to put food on the table and trying to love their neighbor. That’s the center of America.

February 9, 2021 · 3 Comments

William Torphy and Ted Torphy: Lessons from the Pandemic

The crisis has revealed structural dysfunctions as well as human courage and resilience, providing many lessons that cannot be ignored.

January 23, 2021 · 2 Comments

Bernie Sanders: We Must Act With Unprecedented Boldness to Meet These Historical Crises

The job of Congress now is to listen to the American people, move our country boldly forward on a path to economic success and show voters that Democrats are prepared to do everything possible to improve their lives.

January 22, 2021 · 5 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: Saying Goodbye to the Con-Man-in-Chief

De-mining America After The Donald

January 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Neil M. Maher: Biden Needs to Go Big to Rebuild America

The Biden administration should take a page from FDR’s playbook and immediately create a new and improved CCC. The majority of Americans support such a move…

December 23, 2020 · 1 Comment

Lachmann, Schwartz and Young: Is a Green New Deal Planet Possible?

We may be at a tipping point for the defeat of fossil fuels.

December 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

Derrick Z. Jackson: 2020 unmasked the truth about ‘all lives matter’

This is the year when we really learned that not even white lives matter to most white people.

December 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

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