Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Liz Kimbrough: Top Positive Environmental Stories from 2020

This year, species were brought back from the edge of extinction; interest in renewable energy surged; environmental monitoring technology improved; new protected areas were created; and a few Indigenous women leaders got some long-overdue credit and recognition.

January 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Josue De Luna Navarro: The Centuries-Long History of Extractive Greed

Climate change is a symptom of a malevolent virus borne out of capitalism and colonialism. Indigenous liberation shows the path towards healing the planet.

December 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Mexican Handcraft Masters — The Face of the Devil

Through his art, Filipe Horta seeks to assure that the nativity plays endure as a piece of the region’s living traditions, not merely historic folklore.

October 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Way of Giants

In a forest of gigantic trees, Oquirá a six year old indigenous girl, will challenge her destiny and learn to understand the cycle of life.

March 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: The Greater Love Of Stanley Rother

News of the Catholic Church is so appalling these days that it is fair to ask, of any Catholic, why are you still a member of The Church? So this … Continue reading

November 25, 2018 · 6 Comments

Laura Carlsen: Central American Women Are Fighting Extractive Industries on their Land—and Winning

The battle to stop the spread of extractive industries pits indigenous and peasant communities against powerful business interests, backed up by politicians who encourage the foreign investments that convert millennial … Continue reading

November 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jenni Monet: What Standing Rock Gave the World

Americans saw the Indigenous struggle—the violence, stolen resources, colluding corporations and governments—that goes hand in hand with protecting the Earth. At the height of the movement at Standing Rock, Indigenous … Continue reading

March 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

Alice Evans: How Latin America Bucked The Trend Of Rising Inequality

Through sustained networking and resistance, which secured redistribution and recognition, many Latin Americans have come to expect more of their governments. Income inequality is gaining attention. The good news is … Continue reading

December 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

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