On Reading “Notes for a Feminist Manifesto” While in My Rust Belt Hometown

2018 Women's Strike in Spain

Though the Occupy movement continues to fade from public memory, references to our signature chant of “We are the 99%!” still abound. They are of interest either because we feel ripped off when mainstream political candidates claim to be and/or represent 99-percenters or because we are glad to be reminded of the cooperation and solidarity …

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5G Is Coming – It’s Time to Practice Electromagnetic Hygiene

Graphic image of cell towers and cactus

Before she introduced Dr. Magda Havas at the University of Arizona’s College of Public Health on March 27, Elizabeth Kelley of the Electromagnetic Safety Alliance asked the thirty students and interested members of the public in the audience to turn off their phones and laptop computers. A few minutes later, Dr. Havas held up a …

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Merchants of Doubt: the Film and the Book That Inspired It

Merchants of Doubt

In the summer of 1990 I briefly worked as a temporary secretary at the Leo Burnett ad agency in the Chicago Loop. Tobacco giant Philip Morris was one of Burnett’s valued clients, and I remember being told that I should run instantly to find an appropriate account representative whenever there was a call from Philip …

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Film Review of Cowspiracy: the Sustainability Secret

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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A Powerful Call to Action

Signs at September 21 Tucson solidarity march

A review of This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein (Simon & Schuster 2014) In May of 2012 I attended a weekend Climate Leaders’ Workshop that was hosted locally by Tucson Climate Action Network (TUCAN) and sponsored by 350.org. Young and energetic trainers led forty attendees through group exercises on topics ranging from campaign planning and …

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