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Embracing Dissent

Our intrepid web developers are involved in some amazing new projects. Check out their new blog, Embracing Dissent: Social Change and Technology. The Eggplant Active Media workers’ collective was also recently featured on San Francisco-based Enemy Combatant Radio, on their biweekly show called In the Meantime. The show was an hour-long interview, focusing on cooperatives…

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EPA Proposes Reducing Information on Toxics Release

“The EPA has proposed significant reductions in the amount of information that will be collected and made available under the Toxic Release Inventory.” According to a release posted by the Right To Know Network, the propsal includes: Eliminating every other year of TRI data by switching from annual reporting to biennial; Allowing companies to pollute…

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Deep Cover

Diane Wilson dressed up as Chelsea Green publicity director Alice Blackmer last night for Halloween. Alice dressed as Diane. Who’s the real Diane Wilson? They’ll never tell!

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Ripping Up Aspahlt and Planting Gardens

In a recent article in Raising the Hammer, Derrick Jensen explained why he doesn’t see declining oil extraction as a problem. “I see it as a wonderful and necessary thing I wish would have happened a long time ago…”

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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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