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Indigenous panel discussion of AltEn environmental disaster

This is follow-up on this morning’s article about the environmental catastrophe at the AltEn facility at Mead, Nebraska. The video below is of the panel presentation by Indigenous leaders of the Great Plains Action Society and Ní Btháska Stand. April 11 at 7:00 PM  … Continue reading

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Discussions regarding RCMP on Wet’suwet’en territory

It sounded as though progress was being made regarding the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) leaving Wet’suwet’en territory. The widespread acts of solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en have had a major impact on rail travel and blocking ships from using the … Continue reading

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Discussion of Agricultural Practices

September 2, 2018. Huxley, Iowa. Day 2 of the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March. The forum this evening gets to the heart of First Nation-Farmer unity. Local progressive farmer Lee Tesdell described his work in improving agricultural practices (detailed at … Continue reading

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Kheprw Institute Community Discussions

I’ve written a lot about the Kheprw Institute (KI).  This community devoted to mentoring Black youth has been a great source for me, and North Meadow Friends, to learn more about environmental and other social justice issues, and how to … Continue reading

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Two Distant Strangers

Last night I watched the short film, Two Distant Strangers, that just won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. The story is a repeating loop about a black man’s (character name Carter James) encounters with a white … Continue reading

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The Revolution will not be televised

On this day, April 4, 1968, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr, was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Yesterday I wrote about the speech Senator Robert F Kennedy gave to a predominately African American crowd in Indianapolis, announcing King’s death. Those days … Continue reading

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AFSC Quaker Social Change Ministry

This is the fifth in a series of articles I’m writing that has several goals. One is to tell stories of my experiences with spirit led social justice work. Quakers believe we should speak from our own experiences. The ultimate … Continue reading

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Black History Month in Iowa

Black History Month is observed in February in the US and Canada. It is good to see events related to Black History. I feel it is important for those who don’t know, to learn a Black State of Emergency in … Continue reading

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A radical act

“Mutual Aid is essential to our survival” by Dean Spade, Truthout, October 28, 2020, is a primer about the concept of Mutual Aid. I recommend reading the entire article. I’ll be quoting it more extensively than I usually like to … Continue reading

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‘A perpetual narrative’

I have tried, so many times, and in so many ways, to understand why people vote the way they do. As most people eventually do, I came to the conclusion that choices are not based on logic. For example, I … Continue reading

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