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Listening to Bees

When I first approach the trees, I don’t see many bees around them. But the longer I watch quietly, the more bees I see. Soon, I’m amazed by how many there are. I think all life is like those bees. If we take the time to observe quietly, we will be thrilled by how much there is to see, hear, touch, taste and feel. Continue reading

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Confessions of a Conspiracy Theorist

If our corporate rulers really wanted to reduce the level of conspiracy thinking, they could stop lying to us. But they won’t stop, because their whole imperial system depends on lies. When a corporate media story doesn’t make sense, research it, and speak up about what you find. Continue reading

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You May Be Privileged

You may be privileged
If animals and plants
Give you their bodies
Each day, to feed your body. Continue reading

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How Free Markets Damage People and Planet

“Markets without restrictions are like cars without brakes,” writes Dr. Ha-Joon Chang of Cambridge. “They’re bound to keep crashing.” Continue reading

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Cruelty Vs. Caring in America

Many Americans consider hard-heartedness a virtue. They call making people suffer, ‘promoting individual responsibility’ and have managed to create a society of widespread misery in the midst of affluence. Millions of Americans don’t go along with the cult of cruelty, though. They are fighting for a society based on caring, Continue reading

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Beyond Gratitude

Sometimes a feeling comes
Beyond gratitude. Blown away
Overwhelmed by the bounty I’ve been given
Without guilt for those who do not have
In delight, like a saint on the street Continue reading

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Alabama Amazon Workers Could Arrest America’s Slide

Unions mostly collapsed because large factories disappeared. Without large workplaces in which workers can associate, and without the power to shut down production with strikes, labor has a much harder time organizing. We are all living harder lives as a result. Now in Bessemer, Alabama, over 5,000 mostly Black workers at an Amazon warehouse may reverse that downward slide. Continue reading

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Don’t Dismiss Trump Voters

“We must grasp that our enemy is not someone who is politically incorrect, even racist, but the corporations and a failed political and judicial system that sacrifices people, as well as the planet, on the altar of profit.” Chris Hedges Continue reading

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Capitalism: The Opposite of Free Markets

Conservatives believe the United States is a capitalist country, and they like it that way. They say government should stay out of people’s business, so free markets can create the best possible society. Anyone who advocates that government do more … Continue reading

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How One Good Deed Led To Six More

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”  Edith Wharton Continue reading

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