Monthly Archives: September 2016

No Words for the Horror of War

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Creative Resistance

We are literally in a life and death struggle against the fossil fuel industry.  The industry’s global financial and political reach is massive, and infrastructure is everywhere.  The industry has spent millions and millions of dollars to cover up the environmental … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

It is a struggle to get decision makers to stop investing in fossil fuel infrastructure and development.  Unfortunately, time is not on the side of our environment. The utilities commission in Indiana will soon be making a decision regarding investing … Continue reading

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Keystone’s Legacy and #NoDAPL

A fascinating REUTERS story this morning explains the role of the Obama Administration in recent events related to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).  I wondered how three Federal agencies could come up with their statement and decision so quickly.  The … Continue reading

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Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Extraction

One of the most significant events for environmental justice and human rights occurred Thursday,  September 24, when over 50 tribes and First Nations in Canada and the U.S. signed the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Extraction.  Since then the number … Continue reading

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Public Square 3

In this September’s issue of Friends Journal, Rev William Barber writes “Quakers, it’s time to get back into the public square. If you believe that there’s life above the snake line, it’s time to get back in the public square.”   … Continue reading

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California Desert Protection

As explained in this video, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has come up with an historic plan to permanently protect large areas of California desert, including protection from renewable energy development in places like this that would negatively impact … Continue reading

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Police abuse cited by court

How can our commitment to the principles of nonviolence be used in these days where police violence is out of control? The nonviolent protests related to not standing for the National Anthem are one way, and because of the risks … Continue reading

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“lesser evil” is still evil

Friend Marshall Massey speaks my mind in his recent Facebook post, copied below. Supporting either the Democratic or Republican party as they are today is support for a massive military budget and militarized foreign policy, unauthorized drone assassinations and terrorization … Continue reading

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How the Democrats lost the election

More than any election in recent memory, this one is not about policy or even logic.  The corruption and dysfunction of our political system is reaching new depths. The most anti-establishment candidate will win.  The Democrats would have won if … Continue reading

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