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Concentration camps versus abolition

This is some follow-up related to yesterday’s post, Today Where I try to answer yesterday’s question, “what will you do?” I had forgotten to mention my reaction to writing the Des Moines Mutual Aid Bail Fund phone number on my … Continue reading

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Today

Such a variety of things happened today, I can’t come up with a good title. So today. It was kind of a stream of conscious day. I have a routine that involves writing first thing in the morning. If it … Continue reading

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What will you do?

I’ve often looked at, and thought about this photograph I took at a Black Lives Matter protest in Indianapolis in July, 2016. It was a warm, sunny summer evening, around sunset.  I arrived about half an hour early and there … Continue reading

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Making New Worlds

This week the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has been offering a series of online events related to “Making New Worlds – Pursuing Peace with Justice.” What does it mean to dismantle systems to create justice? What is the Quaker … Continue reading

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Instructions on Not Giving Up

The Spirit gave me this poem this morning. Knew I needed these instructions. I sense hopelessness, pain and sorrow in those around me, human and nonhuman. And the temptation to give up. Each day, hour, minute brings more trauma. I … Continue reading

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AltEn environmental catastrophe continues

The AltEn environmental catastrophe continues. See previous posts:The AltEn Environmental Catastrophe in Mead, NebraskaIndigenous panel discussion of AltEn environmental disaster The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy has launched a public portal keep the Mead community, Saunders County residents and … Continue reading

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Call your spirit back

For Calling the Spirit Back from Wandering the Earth in Its Human Feet (excerpts) Do not hold regrets. When you find your way to the circle, to the fire kept burning by the keepers of your soul, you will be welcomed. … Continue reading

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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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The AltEn Environmental Catastrophe in Mead, Nebraska

One of the people I met on the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March is Mahmud Fitil, who told me stories related to tar sands spills. He said at that time no commercial lab would analyze the water samples from areas … Continue reading

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What is said and what is left unsaid

It is nearly incomprehensible to wake up this morning and see news of another police shooting of a Black man. Especially in Minneapolis at this time of the trial of Derek Chauvin. This morning my friend Avis Wanda McClinton wrote … Continue reading

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