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Detail of engraving showing the original Luddites

Luddites 3.0

I. INTENTIONS Technological Progress: have you ever heard of it? Yes, I know, lots of folks have. Marketers have made sure of this. We are bombarded with reports of it every day, by thousands of advertisements. We are told that this year’s new car is “better than” last year’s new car, and many reasons are […]

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Cowspiracy: the Sustainability Secret

Film Review of Cowspiracy: the Sustainability Secret

Cowspiracy: TheSustainability Secret is a 2014 documentary that was made with great skill by Keegan Kuhn and Kip Andersen, despite their tight budget. While Kuhn operates the camera, Andersen demonstrates in an engaging and sometimes humorous way just how bad animal agriculture is for our planet. Though Cowspiracy also touches on the cruelty involved in […]

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Earth at Risk: No Citizen Journalism

Opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of Occupy Tucson or the Occupied Tucson Citizen—Editors Introduction Does information about environmental justice want to be contained in media union contracts or does it want to be free? Apparently, the Earth at Risk conference organizers felt that it wanted to be part of the capitalist apparatus of […]

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The Seed Bank of the Kingdom: A Sermon

SUSTAINABLE TRADITIONS This is the text of a sermon delivered at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 17th, 2012. Ezekiel 17:22-24 Mark 4:26-34 Not long ago I heard a story on the public radio program Living on Earth about clear cutting in Oregon. After each round of deforestation, logging companies like […]

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