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Spring Forward

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

Party Time

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

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. …

Racism

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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 …

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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 …

Against Resilence

The Katrina Disaster and the Politics of Disavowal by John Clark FORGETTING COMMEMORATION A few weeks ago, New Orleans went through the ten-year …

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 …

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 …

Democracy

Living with Reverence

<b>Believing in Something More Sacred than Money</b><p><b>by Robert C. Koehler</b><p>“To all of our atheist friends: Thank God you’re wrong.”<p>Move over, We Buy Ugly …

Like Bees to Nectar

It’s yet another <i>bloqueo, paro y huelga</i> in Bolivia, nary a week passes without one or two or three somewhere in the country. The syndicates, …

Called to Act

<b>In Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples</b><p><b>by Laura L. Finley</b><p>Last I heard, contracts negotiated between two consenting and capable parties are supposed to …

R.O.I. from Another P.O.V.

<b>Measuring Wealth and Well-Being from the Perspective of Mother Earth</b><p><b>by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez</b><p>Peter Buffett, one of billionaire Warren Buffett’s …

Dare to Imagine

<b>Queer Visions of Another World</b><p><b>by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez</b><p>The news this week that Private Bradley Manning had come out as Chelsea made me think …

School's In...

<b>Four Lessons for College Professors</b><p><b>by Laura L. Finley</b><p>A few days ago, I read on Facebook the re-posting of an essay, authored by a young college …

From Syria to Sunshine

<b>Another World Is Possible, Outside of the Shadows</b><p><b>by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez</b><p>And so we find ourselves, once again, on the brink of sending our …

Submission

<b>The Only Thing We Have to Fear…</b><p><b>by Missy Beattie</b><p>The stage was almost dark, quiet, but we could see 36 (Erma counted) tiered boxes with red curtains. …

Strangers in a Strange Land

<b>Recent Study Focuses Attention on Deportees</b><p><b>by Devon G. Peña</b><p>While the Obama Administration continues to make news by breaking the record number of …

Importance of the Commons

<b>In Praise of Vacant Lots and Community Development</b><p><b>by Jay Walljasper</b><p>It’s easy to talk about the importance of the commons in grand terms — vast …

Spoiler Alert

<b>Reality Is No Stranger to Fiction</b><p><b>by Missy Beattie</b><p>Laura and Erma had a solution for my anxiety. “We’re calling a moratorium on reading news articles …

Community Support

<b>‘Housing First’ Doesn’t Work Alone</b><p><b>by Pat LaMarche</b><p>Homeless advocates from 36 states are gathering this week at the Beyond Housing Conference sponsored …

More than a Trend

<b>Urban Agriculture in Mexico City: Healthy and Necessary</b><p><b>by Devon G. Peña</b><p>The Colhua Mexica (Aztec) twin island cities of Tenochtitlan and Tlatelolco …

Revolutions Happen

<b>On the Crisis of Neoliberalism and the Alternative of the Common</b><p><b>by Devon G. Peña</b><p>Revolutions happen. One has already started though many people are …

Reflections on Ferguson

<b>Cover of Darkness, Rays of Light</b><p><b>by Randall Amster</b><p>The announcement arrived at the telegraphed moment, conveniently scheduled for prime time in most …

The Working Dead

Signs of Life in Making a Living? by Randall Amster I’ve noticed a subtle shift in recent years that seems relatively minor but is perhaps quite …

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Are We Having Fun Yet?

Reconsidering War, Video Games, and the Nonviolence Playbook by Diane Lefer One morning in October I waited at the gate of the Air Ground Combat …