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Filling The Void

Bruce K. Alexander On How Our Culture Is Making Us Addicted

If we focus on people who are using opiates . . . we can say there’s an upsetting, awful addiction problem with them, over there, and deal with it in a prohibitive manner. In this way we minimize our vast social problems.

By Jari Chevalier March 2019
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Before It’s Too Late

Mary Christina Wood On Avoiding Climate Disaster

Our choice is clear: ignore the crisis and be swept up in a cycle of accelerating disaster, or manage a rapid decline of fossil-fuel use to avert the worst.

By Mary DeMocker February 2019
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We Need To Talk

Anne Hallward On Breaking Our Silence And Overcoming Shame

We develop courage by coming out of hiding, coming out of the closet, and there are thousands of closets.

By Amy Amoroso January 2019
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White Lies

Ijeoma Oluo On Privilege, Power, And Race

White supremacy is not just Nazis marching in the street. In the U.S. it’s always been a part of the economic and social system.

By Mark Leviton December 2018
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Unfair Advantage

Stacy Mitchell On How Amazon Undermines Local Economies

To think of Amazon as a retailer is to miss the true nature of this company. Amazon wants to control the underlying infrastructure of commerce.

By Tracy Frisch November 2018
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The Holiness Hidden Within The World

Rabbi Rachel Timoner On Rediscovering Judaism

Our God is the God of the widow and the orphan and the stranger, a God who says, “If you harm them, their cries will reach me.”

By Laura Wolfson October 2018
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Prisoner Of Hope

Cornel West’s Quest For Justice

[Black people have] learned a lot from being invisible, spit on, dishonored, and devalued. One thing we’ve learned is that when you have been terrorized, it is spiritually empty to terrorize others back.

By Judith Hertog September 2018
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Our Grand Delusion

Norman Fischer On The Tyranny Of The Self

We are paradoxical. We are beings who are limited and who will always create a world of suffering, and we’re beings who have the capacity to understand that and, in some way, go beyond it.

By Corey Fischer August 2018
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Sunken Treasures

Sylvia Earle On Why We Need To Protect The Oceans

We have measured a sharp decrease in oxygen in the ocean over the last fifty years. If the ocean has less oxygen, then less is going into the atmosphere as well. I don’t want to mess around with my oxygen-generating system. Ask any astronaut how important your oxygen-generating system is. Shouldn’t this be the highest priority of every man, woman, and child — to be able to breathe?

By Michael Shapiro July 2018
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Poetic Justice

Camille T. Dungy On Racism, Writing, And Radical Empathy

If you say to me, “I don’t see race when I see you,” that means you’ve just erased a large piece of my experience and identity. That’s a type of violence.

By Airica Parker June 2018