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Bitterness dances with Hope

I like this article by Rebecca Solnit (who’s writing I’m coming to love more and more) not because it comes from “the left” but because it calls for sanity and decency. It acknowledges the overriding fact that our quasi-democratic system is itself…

Hopeful trends to build on in 2012

As the new year – the oddly fabled year of 2012 – is upon us, all sorts of people are making predictions, making wishes, making commitments (as well as making money, making trouble, making plans…). I like the approach of Sarah van Gelder, editor…

#Occupy – a dance of inspiration and strategy

Here are some more good articles and websites about the Occupy Together movement, the global extension of Occupy Wall Street. In this posting there are a number of pieces about strategy and tactics – appeals to and descriptions of nonviolence (inc…

the visions we need for life

Searching through some old emails I ran across a letter I wrote eleven years ago to a friend, Barbara Shipka, about an article she wrote to articulate the transformational potential of a global threat at the turn of the century. I had pointed out …

Different We Are Together…

“We were made different to complete each other…” — Egyptian engineer Muhammad Saladin Nusair, whose photo supporting Wisconsin workers went viral… Two remarkable presentations of our common humanity and shared predicament showed up in my emai…