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Start counting the victories

by Kathie MM Activism is probably the lifeblood of a democracy.  Despite the gloominess and scariness of recent governmental and corporate anti-democracy policies and behaviors, activism persists and can count its victories. Many people are aware of the massive protests led by … Continue reading

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The Sustaining Fires of Standing Rock: A Movement Grows

by Roy J. Eidelson  Over the past year, a remote area of North Dakota has been the improbable and prophetic site of a struggle with profound ramifications for us all. The confrontation has pitted the Water Protectors — the Standing Rock Sioux, … Continue reading

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Trails of Tears

by Kathie Malley-Morrison The current standoff between Native American Water Protectors and the Army Corps of Engineers is only the most recent event in a long history of inhumanity carried out unflinchingly by invasive power structures motivated by greed. Last fall, … Continue reading

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Standing Rock: A Change of Heart, Part 3

by Charles Eisenstein The dehumanization of the Other that happens in war, racism, and genocide is no different from any reduction of the sacred to the profane. It is the same mentality that informs the reduction of nature from a … Continue reading

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