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Why is the Amazon burning?
To understand why the Amazon has been set on fire by arsonists hoping to make more money, we need to talk about the election of Jair Bolsonaro. There are many reasons not to like Bolsonaro. A former member of the … Continue reading
Does America Fight for Freedom?
One persistent claim in U.S. society is that, “The troops fought/fight for our freedom!” and that we “fight for freedom” in our various wars. In my experience, this idea is brought up to try and silence criticism of the United … Continue reading
#TakeAKnee or #TakeASeat
A Reasonable, Non-Violent Protest, Grounded in American Freedoms and Rights “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than … Continue reading
Election 2016: Regarding the Normalization of Trump
Regarding the Normalization of Trump Many on the Left, including myself, believe Trump and the GOP agenda will be a disaster for most people. As Trump and the GOP advance their agenda a common refrain uttered in response by those on the … Continue reading
Bill Nye, Ken Ham, and How We Can Debate Better
Originally posted on Hythlodaeus Sayeth:
For anyone who has been sleeping under a rock, Ken Ham and Bill Nye the Science gathered for what could be a rehash of popular stereo-types. About a year ago, I wrote a piece on…
Alone But Not Alone and The Christian Imagination of History
Recently the indie Christian film Alone But Not Alone made some waves when it was nominated for an Oscar for best song, a number sung by Joni Eareckson Tada. This was controversial because it was such an obscure film that … Continue reading
PDF: Everyone Calls Themselves an Ally…
Originally posted on Warrior Publications:
Everyone Calls Themselves An Ally, Until It’s Time To Do Some Real Ally Shit. A new zine from Ancestral Pride, based in Nuu-chah-nulth territory on the west coast of Vancouver Island. To download the PDF…
The moral responsibility of Settlers: What kind of society do we want to live in?
Photo: Ossie Michelin Earlier today a large force of heavily armed RCMP officers descended on an anti-fracking blockade organized by members of the Elsipogtog Nation in New Brunswick, Canada. The blockade has been in place to protest shale gas exploration and … Continue reading
Cloud Atlas and the most Fundamental Tension in Human History
Every great story has to have a source of tension. Without tension, a “story” is nothing more than the description of scenery. Recently I watched and thoroughly enjoyed Clout Atlas. The reason I fell in love with this movie is … Continue reading
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Addiction and Mental Health
Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose last Sunday. After having been clean for many years, Hoffman relapsed in 2012 and entered residential rehab in June of 2013. Despite this effort his struggles with addiction continued … Continue reading →