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How Defeating Keystone XL Built a Bolder, Savvier Climate Movement

Yesterday’s article, How Defeating Keystone XL Built a Bolder, Savvier Climate Movement by Nick Engelfried in Waging Nonviolence is a well written history of the struggles over the past decade to defeat the Keystone XL pipeline. A lot is being … Continue reading

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Des Moines Mutual Aid and Black Lives Matter ask for help from faith communities

In this dangerous, bitter cold I think about those who are houseless. Des Moines Mutual Aid and other Mutual Aid groups in Des Moines, and Des Moines Black Lives Matter are responding in many ways as you can see below. … Continue reading

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Supporting Standing Rock Youth Run to #shutdownDAPL

This is an Update of today’s post. Standing Rock Lakota Youth Runners Say #ShutDownDAPL | Quakers, social justice and revolution (jeffkisling.com) This run of the Lakota youth of 93 miles is the same distance we walked and camped on the … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Lakota Youth Runners Say #ShutDownDAPL

Today is the day Standing Rock Lakota youth runners will begin a run of over 93 miles back to the Oceti Sakowin Camp. They run to call Biden to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). They are asking us … Continue reading

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Mutual Aid and Colonialism

Over the past several years I’ve observed and experienced a powerful confluence of Mutual Aid as a tool to work toward decolonization and antiracism. In the following I write about what I have learned about Mutual Aid. My objective is … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Lakota Youth Runners Say #ShutDownDAPL

Standing Rock Lakota youth runners will begin a run of over 93 miles back to the Oceti Sakowin Camp site on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. They run to call Biden to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). They are … Continue reading

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More related to Black History Month

You can follow and support Des Moines Black Lives Matter leader Mate Farrakhan Muhammad (Matthew Bruce) TheBlackArtivist In overlooking, denying, evading this complexity–which is nothing more than the disquieting complexity of ourselves–we are diminished and we perish; only within this … Continue reading

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NoDAPL Fight Moves From Courts to White House

It was very welcome news when President Biden cancelled the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. There are several developments related to the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). At a February 10 hearing the US Army Corps of Engineers will have … Continue reading

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We Must “Think Again”

When people reflect on what it takes to be mentally fit , the first idea that comes to mind is usually intelligence . The smarter you are , the more complex the problems you can solve — and the faster … Continue reading

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Quakers and the Future of Racial Healing

I often write about trying to listen for and be guided by the Spirit. Quaker Sterling Duns puts it this way below. “Things just started to open up because I really started listening and being guided by this inner truth.” … Continue reading

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