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October 2005

Blessed Stubornness

Molly Ivins’ column from yesterday, “Blessed Stubornness,” is pretty much the best book review I’ve ever read: I believe the book will become a classic, not just of the environmental movement, but of American lit, as well. It is the rare, clear, moving voice of a working-class woman goaded into action against the greatest massed […]

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hunger for natural gas

Check out Stan Cox’s recent post on AlterNet about our hunger for natural gas. Not only does he talk about the physical dangers and dwindling supply of natural gas, but Stan also addresses the looming issue of natural gas as a crutch resource in food supply. “The era of cheap natural gas, like that of […]

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Loehr: the cowardice of the pulpit

At the request of UU Word, Boston College professor and political economist Charles Derber sat down and interviewed Davidson Loehr. The interview starts off explaining use of the “F-word,” when Davidson calls literalistic religion the mortal enemy of democracy. So why are so many religions sticking with strict and literalist interpretations of the bible? “It’s […]

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fossil free way

At about this time last year, Chelsea Green recieved a letter from a student at UVM who was looking for funding for a senior project. Zach Carson was planning to convert an old bus to run on vegetable oil, and planned to take it on an alternative fuel tour across the country after graduating in […]

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Trespassing Tour 2005

If you didn’t catch Diane Wilson on Democracy Now! or The Diane Rehm Show, maybe you can catch her in your home town. Diane is touring nationally to promote An Unreasonable Woman and to stay out of Texas, where she is considered a dangerous woman and is wanted for a 2002 Trespassing infraction against Dow […]

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Davidson Loehr: Best of Austin

Last week the Austin Chronicle named Reverend Davidson Loehr “Best Minister/Spiritual Leader” in its recent round up of the “Best of Austin.” Davidson, who recently had a blogging stint on Jesus Politics, has now been called “the Austin faith community’s best-kept secret.” Having already authored the thought-provoking and profound Jesus Series, Dr. Loehr delivered an […]

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Peak Oil

The term “Peak Oil” has been thrown around a lot. But what will it really mean for most of us when it comes? Greg Pahl explains that, and why peak oil is the most pressing global issue, in the Rutland Herald. Renowned petroleum geologist Colin Campbell estimates that global extraction of oil will peak before […]

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Adios, Formosa!

Yesterday Grist posted Diane Wilson’s piece on the recent explosion at Formosa’s Texas plant. Diane pointed out that Formosa “dodged a bullet” when Hurricane Rita turned its course away from the Texas coast two weeks ago, only to self-destruct last week, with an explosion injuring 11 workers. But not to worry! Anyone still interested in […]

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Formosa Explosion Doesn’t Surprise Diane Wilson

Last week a new explosion at Formosa Plastics in Texas sent 11 workers to the hospital. Diane Wilson was quoted in the Houston Chronicle in a headline reading “Activist ‘Not Surprised’.” This latest offense was not news to Diane, who has been clamoring about the irresponsible safety measures at Formosa and other chemical giants in […]

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stopping big oil’s post-hurricane land grab

Tomorrow congress votes on “The Gasoline Act of 2005″ (H.R. 3893), a rushed measure that would forgive sub-standard emissions in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The House Resources Committee is also moving a bill that would open the Arctic Refuge–along with marine areas in Florida, New England, and California–for drilling. A recent alert […]

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