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Native Americans’ decades long struggle for control over sacred lands is making progress
Rosalyn R. LaPier: Who should manage public land that is sacred to Native Americans? ... That is the question that the United States government and some states hope recent policy changes will address by giving Indigenous people greater input into managing such land. ... Co-management, as the policy is called, might alleviate the friction that emerges when sacred landscapes are managed without Native American input. ... This new policy, which focuses on publicly managed areas that Native Americans view as sacred or culturally important, will allow some tribes to share management responsibilities with federal agencies.,, Visit Website ]
Oct 5, 2022, 5:08pm

Blogosphere
Congressional Black Caucus Continues Its Downward Spiral
Margaret Kimberley: The Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference returned with the usual corporate sponsorships and obedience to the democratic party oligarchy. Joe Biden received a warm welcome from a group which does little except live off of a progressive reputation which it has not deserved in a very long time. ... The Black political class is doing what it always does, serving as a prominent buffer class, and giving a pass to the democratic party. That is their most important function, not fighting for their constituents .. The game changers in politics always spring from mass movements... Visit Website ]
Oct 5, 2022, 4:07pm

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Free Stores Offer an Alternative to the Exploitative Capitalist Economy
Ella Fassler: At a free store, people are encouraged to bring things they no longer need, but are too nice to throw away, and take things they want or need without any questions asked. ... It’s meant to be an experimental space for building an economy based in solidarity, not sales or barter, and to harness the immense amounts of waste and excess generated in capitalist economies. ... The free store concept is far from new. ... during the late 1960s ... The Diggers, a radical theater group, popularized them in San Francisco and New York City ... cooperation is still a glue that holds societies together... Visit Website ]
Oct 4, 2022, 5:04pm

Environment
A Fool’s Errand: Trying to Influence Fire by Logging
George Wuerthner: Recently Montana Governor Greg Gianforte praised forest management for limiting the spread of two fires near the state capital of Helena. ... forest management, a euphemism for logging ... the primary factor controlling all wildfires is climate/weather ... If you have major drought, high temperatures, low humidity, and, most importantly, high winds, you get fires you can’t control ... There is abundant evidence from numerous fires throughout the West and Montana that “active forest management” can increase fire spread ... Trying to influence wildfires by logging and other management is a fool’s errand... Visit Website ]
Oct 4, 2022, 12:37pm

Books
An Abolitionist Makes a Case for “No More Police”
Sonali Kolhatkar: In their new book, No More Police: A Case for Abolition, longtime police and prison abolitionists Andrea J. Ritchie and Mariame Kaba explore the meaning behind “defund the police,” and how activists are working to realize it. ... It’s a call to take resources, power, and legitimacy away from institutions rooted in anti-Blackness, in racial capitalism, and essentially in death-making—policing, punishment, surveillance, and exile—and reinvest them in the rebuilding of the commons .. at its core, what reform misapprehends is what police are ... And [police] are clear that the rules aren’t for them. .. What they are charged with doing is maintaining the existing social order... Visit Website ]
Oct 3, 2022, 5:04pm

Environment
Wealthiest 10% Responsible for Nearly 50% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Study Finds
Olivia Rosane: “In my benchmark estimates, I find that the bottom 50% of the world population emitted 12% of global emissions in 2019, whereas the top 10% emitted 48% of the total,” ... “ I find that the bottom 50% of the world population emitted 12% of global emissions in 2019, whereas the top 10% emitted 48% of the total,” ... A Carbon Brief analysis, for example, found that the U.S. is responsible for around 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions since 1850, the most of any one nation. ... it means that on top of the great inter-national inequality in carbon emissions, there are also even greater emission inequalities between individuals within countries.... Visit Website ]
Oct 3, 2022, 4:38pm

Did You Know
Only Adult Children Still Believe U.S. Propaganda
Edward Curtin: It should now be quite clear to any reasonable person that the Biden administration is hell-bent on destroying Russia and will risk nuclear war in doing so. ... For years the U.S. has supported the Ukrainian killing of the Russian speaking peoples of eastern Ukraine ... the readers of the most famous American newspaper and CIA conduit are asked to swallow daily doses of propaganda that are so egregiously obvious that only children would be fooled ... They believe in the unbelievable. They still live in what Jim Garrison called the “Doll’s House” and accept what Harold Pinter termed “a vast tapestry of lies.” ... President Kennedy ... was the last American leader to recognize that international relations had to undergo a radical change, especially in the nuclear age... Visit Website ]
Oct 3, 2022, 2:35pm

Environment
Deforestation 101: Everything You Need to Know
Cristen Hemingway Jaynes: Today, there are about three trillion trees and ten billion acres of forest on Earth. That may sound like a lot, but the planet has lost more than one billion acres of forest to deforestation since 1990. ... The biggest human causes of deforestation are farming, especially unsustainable practices such as slash-and-burn agriculture — where forests are burned and cleared for planting — raising cattle for dairy and meat and the uncontrolled cultivation of crops like rubber and palm oil. ... Deforestation is robbing the world of much of its rich biodiversity and contributing to global warming... Visit Website ]
Oct 2, 2022, 1:07pm

Commentary
Celebrating the British Monarchy Is in Poor Taste
Basav Sen: Consider: As the global media obsessed over the royal succession, one-third of Pakistan, a former British colony, lay submerged. ... As part of British India, Pakistan and the Indian subcontinent were ruled by the British East India Company, and then the crown itself for centuries. ... Indian economist Utsa Patnaik has calculated that the British empire plundered a staggering $45 trillion worth of resources from South Asia ... In short, colonial plunder is a major driver of climate change and the poverty that’s left the most affected countries struggling to adapt to it. ... Helping these countries today should be seen as fulfilling a responsibility and as compensation for harm, not charity... Visit Website ]
Oct 1, 2022, 5:06pm

Environment
Sea Level Acceleration
Robert Hunziker: According to knowledgeable sources, regardless of mitigation efforts, sea levels are destined to rise by approximately one foot by 2050. Thereafter, fairly high probabilities indicate up to 5 feet-to-10 feet by the end of the century ... The oceans have absorbed 93% of the planet’s heat, and there’s no off switch to stop warming ocean waters from melting the world’s two largest ice structures Greenland and Antarctica. ... society needs a new vision of the planet. It needs to learn to “build higher and smarter"... Visit Website ]
Oct 1, 2022, 4:52pm

Articles
Beneath This Sea, A Sculpture Garden Is Saving an Ecosystem
Peter Yeung: The Mediterranean is the world’s most overfished sea — and a proving ground for how art can elevate conservation. ... Dozens of these intriguing marble sculptures are scattered across the seabed of the so-called “underwater museum” in Talamone, a placid town along the Tuscan coastline about 75 miles northwest of the Italian capital. ... these submerged sculptures are playing a novel yet effective role in halting illegal fishing in the region ... commercial trawlers, which drag enormous nets across the ocean floor, catching species indiscriminately and damaging important ecosystems ... The 39 underwater sculptures currently in place, which weigh between 10 and 15 tons each, have literally created a physical barrier to block trawler nets ... becoming hubs for biodiversity to flourish Visit Website ]
Sep 30, 2022, 5:03pm

Peace-Love
Nuclear War and Moral Sanity
Robert C. Koehler: Maintaining peace through militarism — us vs. them in which good guy wins and bad guy loses — has gotten blown up in the age of nukes. ... Much of Planet Earth is moving beyond this glaringly lethal ignorance, but the most “powerful” nations on the planet remain spiritually underdeveloped. ... We need a new vision! A “new vision for nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation.” A new vision of the meaning of geopolitics, the shortcomings of nationalism and national borders. A new vision of the nature of power. ... What if — at the highest levels of media and government — we saw “power” as a force that valued life? Visit Website ]
Sep 30, 2022, 2:37pm

Environment
Environmental Toxins 101: Everything You Need to Know
Libby Leonard: When it comes to environmental toxins, many of us conjure images of industrial smokestacks, but unfortunately, they aren’t in just the most obvious places, but they’re everywhere in our daily lives – in the water we drink, the air we breathe, the food we eat, the products we use on our body, in our homes and our gardens. ... These toxins with enough concentration can wreak havoc on our health with major threats that include cancer-causing carcinogens, and other substances that upend cardiovascular, endocrine, and respiratory functions, as well as, lead to chronic illness. ... the need for us to figure out how to limit our exposure is becoming more important... Visit Website ]
Sep 29, 2022, 2:02pm

Blogosphere
Biden Lies at the United Nations
Margaret Kimberley: U.S. presidents routinely violate international law and the United Nations Charter. Yet every year they appear before that body and proclaim American innocence. ... The world has changed but American administrations don’t. They continue behaving as if the U.S. is still the all-powerful hegemon that will always get what it wants. ... It does have the world’s reserve currency and the biggest military, but it can’t control the world without doing harm to itself and its allies. ... The United Nations is in serious need of reform. ... The 75-year history of allowing the permanent Security Council members to dictate to the rest of the world should change... Visit Website ]
Sep 28, 2022, 3:16pm

Commentary
Pandemic? Great Reset? How about ... a beginner’s mind?
Mickey Z: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s, there are few.” ... Has there ever been a more urgent time to embrace many possibilities? ... The beginner’s mind is basically the polar opposite of today’s social media algorithms, mainstream news headlines, and popular political discourse. ... There is no one right way to inhabit a beginner’s mind. After all, it is not a destination. It’s all about the process, the learning, and those moments of epiphany made possible by not closing off your options... so re-activate your inner child. ... The experts [sic] have gotten us into this mess. ... It’s time to give beginners their opportunity to shine... Visit Website ]
Sep 27, 2022, 12:38pm


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