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Ellen LaConte : A Really Scary Story for Stephen King

Time to be scared straight?Dear Stephen King:An open letter to one American who really could scare the rest of us into action By Ellen LaConte / The Rag Blog / June 6, 2011 I’ve been participating in an email discussion … finish reading Ellen LaConte : A Really Scary Story for Stephen King

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Ellen LaConte : Garden As If Your Life Depended on It

Digging in for the future. Image from Civil Eats.Because it will:Garden as if your life depended on it By Ellen LaConte / The Rag Blog / March 31, 2011 Spring has sprung — at least south of the northern tier … finish reading Ellen LaConte : Garden As If Your Life Depended on It

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Bruce Melton : Bat Out of Climate Hell

Photo by Bruce Melton / The Rag Blog.Like a bat out of climate Hell:Alaska and the Amazon are done By Bruce Melton / The Rag Blog / February 2, 2011 Because we as a society have refused to listen to … finish reading Bruce Melton : Bat Out of Climate Hell

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Robert Jensen : Consciousness Rising, World Fading

Image from photobucket.Accepting the reality of decline:Consciousness rising, world fading By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / March 1, 2011 Our stories of awakenings — whether moral, intellectual, religious, artistic, or sexual — are tricky. Honest self-reflection doesn’t come … finish reading Robert Jensen : Consciousness Rising, World Fading

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Robert Jensen : When Humans Play God

“Human ignorance.” Photo by Lindstol / Crestock.Technological fundamentalism: Why bad things happen when humans play God By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / February 8, 2011 If humans were smart, we would bet on our ignorance. That advice comes … finish reading Robert Jensen : When Humans Play God

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Robert Jensen : Machines Change, Our Work Remains the Same

Early computer. Image from Corbis-Bettmann.The limits of internet activism:Machines change, the work remains the same By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / January 11, 2011 When I first got involved in left/radical political organizing in the 1990s, I don’t … finish reading Robert Jensen : Machines Change, Our Work Remains the Same

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Bruce Melton : Climate Change and Global Economic Dysfunction

Smokestack blues. Image from Planet Green.Smokestack blues:Confronting dangerous climate change By Bruce Melton / The Rag Blog / November 28, 2010 Bruce Melton will be Thorne Dreyer’s guest on Rag Radio, Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, 2-3 p.m. (CST), on KOOP … finish reading Bruce Melton : Climate Change and Global Economic Dysfunction

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Robert Jensen : Saving Soils and Souls

Top, 2009 Prairie Festival. Image from landlogics. Below, Prairie Festival 2010. Image from The Land Institute.Soils and souls:The promise of The Land By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / October 18, 2010 Stop me if you’ve heard this one: … finish reading Robert Jensen : Saving Soils and Souls

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Marcy Winograd : We Need a Green New Deal

Image from Conservation Value Notes.It’s time to retool our economy:The United States needs a Green New Deal What if our engineers, now building weapons, could build solar cities instead? By Marcy Winograd / September 15, 2010 My talented young cousin … finish reading Marcy Winograd : We Need a Green New Deal

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Harvey Wasserman : Big Hurt Hits ‘Nuclear Renaissance’

Plant Vogle, nuclear power plant in Burke County, Georgia: $108 million in overcharges — and counting. Image from Georgia Country Blog.Lab report:Is the ‘nuclear renaissance’ dead yet? By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / September 13, 2010 America’s much … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Big Hurt Hits ‘Nuclear Renaissance’

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Sarito Carol Neiman : Hill Country Environment Threatened by ‘Green Energy’ Transmission

Lattice towers like this one will carry high-voltage electrical power lines from West Texas wind farms through the Texas Hill Country. Proposed high-voltage power lines Endanger unique Hill Country habitat By Sarito Carol Neiman / The Rag Blog / July … finish reading Sarito Carol Neiman : Hill Country Environment Threatened by ‘Green Energy’ Transmission

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Chris Hedges : The Attack of the Future Eaters

Image from AppleBazaar.Calling all future-eaters:Time is not on our side By Chris Hedges / July 21, 2010 The human species during its brief time on Earth has exhibited a remarkable capacity to kill itself off. The Cro-Magnons dispatched the gentler … finish reading Chris Hedges : The Attack of the Future Eaters

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