Category Archives: revolution

Ghastly Future

Even though I’ve been led by a concern for our environment since my teenage years, which has taken many forms, I have often found what we are facing to be nearly overwhelming. Despite seeing the perilous path we are on, … Continue reading

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White Quakers and Native Peoples

Recently I find myself wondering more often, thinking more deeply about what white Quakers, such as myself, were, are and might become. This questioning comes from a variety of experiences over the past fifty years. Being blessed to have become … Continue reading

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Prepare for Change

The storming of the US Capitol building January 6, 2021, is the latest manifestation of the failures of our political and economic systems. And yet, I think it was more than that for most white people. I spend a lot … Continue reading

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Blame private capitalism for social problems

Mutual Aid is getting a lot of attention because numerous Mutual Aid efforts have been successful in responding to survival needs, when the political system failed spectacularly. As Richard Wolff writes below, “neither (political party) dares blame private capitalism for … Continue reading

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The Future of Pandemic Solidarity

Having been led to the discovery of something I hadn’t known about, Mutual Aid, and joining in the Des Moines Mutual Aid food giveaway, I’m beginning to see this is how we can find our way through these increasingly chaotic … Continue reading

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Peace in a culture of violence?

For years Quakers have had Peace and Social Concerns Committees. I’ve been praying and thinking about what that work should entail these days. This country’s culture of violence has taken dramatically new forms that we haven’t adapted our work to … Continue reading

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What is needed in this moment

The article “What is needed in this moment” explores what I’ve been writing lately, that the capitalist system must be replaced. That we are being distracted in this election by which party wins, because either one will continue to operate … Continue reading

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Black Panther Party and Free Breakfast for Children Program

This morning I’m praying for guidance, to be shown what work to do in these terrible times. I’m angered and disheartened by the continuous onslaught of negative political advertising. I saw a powerful story about their effect on children who … Continue reading

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The future, now

We need a vision to navigate the changes that are being forced upon us by rapidly evolving environmental, economic and political chaos and a global pandemic. I’ve gone back through the many blog posts I’ve written about change and my … Continue reading

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Muhammad Ali and me

Athletes are once again demonstrating leadership to call attention to, and demand change to stop injustice. It has been amazing to see kneeling during the national anthem, for which Colin Kaepernick was vilified, now supported by athletes and supporters of … Continue reading

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