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Environmental Justice

As part of its series on environmental justice in America, the article the Guardian published today is about a study of 90,000 schools across the US, Air pollution: black, Hispanic and poor students most at risk from toxins – study. … Continue reading

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New Year

The beginning of a new year is a chance to reflect on what has happened recently, and changes we would like to see for the near future.  Most of us have probably had years when we made resolutions for change, … Continue reading

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Silence = Death

“SILENCE = DEATH” was used by the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power(ACT UP), a group committed to the use of direct action to end the AIDS crisis, which is still active 30 years later.  From the website:  “For meeting the … Continue reading

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Monteverde and Environmental Injustice

I was glad to receive this good news from Rick Juliusson from Monteverde Friends School in response to the recent blog post, Monteverde Friends suffer severe damage from storm.  “Thank you so much for your support, Jeff. We appreciate the … Continue reading

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Environmental Crisis for Dummies

The title was intended to refer to the DUMMIES series of books, that usually explain topics in a concise and clear manner.  I hope the following will explain why I have been writing so much about Indigenous peoples lately. Plant … Continue reading

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NODAPL Indy Ceremony

Thanks so much to everyone who came to downtown Indianapolis this morning to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Tribe as they try to protect our water from the Dakota Access Pipeline.  We felt the prayers many of you … Continue reading

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It is your choice

Activists often wonder why more people don’t get involved with the issues that affect everyone’s life. It is so easy to find excuses not to engage.  People say they are consumed with their own lives–work, family…  But we all know … Continue reading

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Important Message from Keeper of Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe

“I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations, ask you to understand an Indigenous perspective on what has happened in America, what we call “Turtle Island.” My words seek to unite the global community through a … Continue reading

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“Is That Not Genocide?”

In an article with that title published on Common Dreams, tribal member and activist Linda Black Elk asks, “If we allow an oil company to dig through and destroy our histories, our ancestors, our hearts and souls as a people, is … Continue reading

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Water Protectors Attacked

“On September 3, the Dakota Access pipeline company attacked Native Americans with dogs and pepper spray as they protested against the $3.8 billion pipeline’s construction.”  Amy Goodman, Democracy Now It is very fortunate the Democracy Now crew was at the … Continue reading

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