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    Poaching in Africa Becomes Increasingly Militarized

    Photo by Rhett  A. Butler• Due to skyrocketing consumer demand, particularly from Asia, today’s wildlife traffickers have the resources to outfit their henchmen with weaponry and equipment that often outmatches that of the local park rangers.• The poachers doing the most damage in Africa ...

    Climate Crisis: Eric Utne and Paul Hawken Debate Path Forward

    The following letter from Paul Hawken is in response to Eric Utne’s critique of the book Drawdown. Beneath Paul’s letter you will find Eric’s rebuttal.Paul Hawken’s ResponseEric Utne’s dramatically titled essay, A Clash of Paradigms, is what is called a straw man review in the book ...

    A Conversation With Paul Kingsnorth

     SubText Books & Graywolf Press present Booker Prize nominatednovelist, essayist and poetPaul KingsnorthTuesday, August 8, 7pmAt the historic University Club, 420 Summit Avenue, Saint PaulYou are invited toa special evening with Paul Kingsnorth as hereads from his most recent books ...

    Is Trump Launching a New World Order?

     Photo by AdobeStock/Mitchell KnaptonThis piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.That Donald Trump is a grand disruptor when it comes to international affairs is now a commonplace observation in the establishment media. By snubbing NATO and withdrawing from the Paris climate ...

    A Clash of Paradigms

    Rarely have two visions of the future stood in sharper contrast than those represented by two recent publishing projects. Project Drawdown is an ambitious new research and marketing campaign that is founded on the premise that climate change can be “solved” with a combination of smart ...

    War in the Gulf (No, Not That Gulf!)

      Photo by Adobe Stock/NoraDoa [This essay is a joint TomDispatch/Truthout report.]It’s war in the Gulf and the U.S. Navy is on hand to protect us. No, not that Gulf! I’m talking about the Gulf of Alaska and it’s actually mock war — if, that is, you don’t happen to be a fin whale ...

    Bob Inglis Takes a Stand on Climate Change

    Photo courtesy Republicen.orgThis piece was originally published by Sierra. For Bob's reaction to Trump's election win, read Andrea Cooper's interview with him here.On a steamy June morning, a golf cart festooned with Boys State signs points the way to the auditorium at Catawba College in ...

    Standing Rock: A New Beginning

    Photo by iStock/FrostOnFlowerThe times we’re in are bleak. Donald Trump has just been elected. The mainstream media, including, I fear, much of public broadcasting, has abandoned its role as the Fourth Estate and now cleaves to the imperatives of the marketplace: profit-making and ...

    Your Revolution at Home: Radical Fossil Fuel Divestment

     Photo by Fotolia/PixieMeOver the past few weeks, tens of thousands of people across the country have left their banks in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. American citizens have suddenly become aware that, in the absence of a government that will protect us, we must shift market forces ...

    Psychological Warfare at Standing Rock Reservation, Oceti Sakowin Camp

    Facebook Hill (All photos courtesy John Sheldon)An airplane, flying low overhead, circling the camp. It comes at any time, dusk, midday, 3 in the morning. It stays up there for a half hour, or one hour, or four. Why? There are rumors that it is spraying chemicals, blocking cell phone service, ...

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