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The Blue River Declaration

<b>An Ethic of the Earth</b><p><b>by The Blue River Quorum</b><p>A truly adaptive civilization will align its ethics with the ways of the Earth. A civilization that …

Beyond Redemptive Violence

It’s Time to Give Peace a Chance by Robert C. Koehler Sometimes our tame and compliant media upchucks a piece of truth. For instance: “American …

Middle East

Spring Forward

Beyond Our Winter of Discontent by Randall Amster Spring may be upon us, but the prevailing political winds foretell a long, cold season ahead. We’re …

George W. Bush

Party Time

You’ve Got to Fight for Your Rights… by Nancy Mattina Pine if you will for the eloquence, dignity, and erudition of our 44th President. Tragically, …

Democratic Party

On Disruption

Community Action and Immigration Justice by Angeles J. Maldonado {Editor’s Note: The following is adapted from a presentation for a keynote panel at …

Rights & Freedoms

A Peace Journey

Lessons from Costa Rica by Robert C. Koehler “This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity …

Costa Rica

Weaving the Threads

And Reimagining What Can Be… by Randall Amster Good morning America, and welcome to those proverbial “interesting times.” We have a so-called …

Political Science

So Now What?

Good Question… by Randall Amster Since the election last November, I’ve been searching for the right words to convey my concerns. It’s not primarily …

Time I

Only Connect!

Urgent Questions for Our Time by Jennifer Browdy Social ecologist Nora Bateson published an urgent blog post recently, a list of the questions she …

Framing

Signs of the Times

Reflections on a Society in Turmoil by Randall Amster Today we are confronted with a convergence of crises that is unparalleled in recent memory. …

Time I

SupportUs

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Consciousness

Still Have a Dream

Time to Wake Up and Make It Come True by Jennifer Browdy On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, his I Have a Dream speech has never seemed more …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lowest Common Denominator?

It’s Baked into Democracy’s Design by Firmin DeBrabander The Tr$mp victory, and the general disaster for Democrats this year, was the victory of …

Political Science

Pump Fiction

<b>We’re Not Going to Drill, Dig, or Frack Our Way Out of This Mess…</b><p><b>by Randall Amster</b><p>We have entered a critical era for the future of humanity on this …

Faux Real

What’s in Your Worldview? by Randall Amster We had to know this was coming. It was always here, but now it can be seen more clearly through the …

Fake News

Water, Water Everywhere...

<b>Sustaining Scarce Resources in the Desert</b><p><b>by Randall Amster</b><p>Life in the desert southwest is richly complex and oftentimes a great challenge. A hint of …

The Evolution Has Come

<b>Time to Put Down the Gun</b><p><b>by Randall Amster</b><p>The top of the news queue a few weeks ago almost went unnoticed in its ordinariness: “Gunman shoots 4 …

‘I Want to Be a Farmer’

<b>Food Justice, Out of the Mouths of Babes</b><p><b>by Randall Amster</b><p><i>“Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine</i> …

The Arc of the Moral Universe

<b>Justice May Be Just Around the Bend</b><p><b>by Randall Amster</b><p>Let’s face it: things are bad and getting worse every day. Even a casual glance at the daily …

Debt of Gratitude

<b>Less Earning, More Learning</b><p><b>by Randall Amster</b><p>I’d like to share a story, a personal story, a common story, an American story. For nearly two decades, I …

Course Correction

<b>Averting the ‘Total Ruin’ of Institutionalized Injustice</b><p><b>by Randall Amster</b><p>As a parent, I tend to keep one eye on the present and another on the …

Entrapped!

<b>Confessions of a Violent Consumerist</b><p><b>by Randall Amster</b><p>I have a confession to make. I am part of a vast international conspiracy that is bent on …

Giving Back to the Future

<b>Making Peace with Generations Yet to Come</b><p><b>by Randall Amster</b><p>I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night; he was alive as you and me — although that’s not …

The Beloved Community

<b>Strengthening the Ties that Bind in an Era of Alienation</b><p><b>by Randall Amster and Windy Cooler</b><p>As we move into the winter of 2012, the days are getting …

War No More

<b>Ten Years After the Invasion of Iraq, Are We Any Closer to Peace?</b><p><b>by Randall Amster</b><p>No one in power specifically called it “a date which will live in …

Planetary Emergency

<b>‘We Need to Invent a New Way of Life’</b><p><b>by Kent Shifferd</b><p>We humans are facing a perfect storm of crises of our own making that could bring a sudden and …

Indigenuity

<b>Sustainability and Community Autonomy in Urban Gardens</b><p><b>by Pancho McFarland</b><p>In the September 2012 issue of <i>Z Magazine</i>, Robert Hunziker reports that a …

The Impossible Community

<b>An Interview with John Clark on Communitarian Anarchism</b><p><b>by Alyce Santoro</b><p>To social ecologists, environmental issues are, at their core, socio-economic …

Cognitive Assonance

<b>Congratulations! You’re Being Watched</b><p><b>by Randall Amster</b><p>With revelations (yet again) that we are all essentially being watched virtually all the time, …

Pilgrimages

<b>Lessons Learned on Life’s Unfolding Journey</b><p><b>by Shinay Tredeau</b><p>A tourist can be spotted in a large crowd. Without saying a word, they boast loud cries …