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Cleaning Out the Basement of My Life

As we resist, we celebrate the geography of the true superpowers on this planet, the nations that are trying to lead the way to a nuclear-free, bunker-free future where children won’t have to even imagine hiding in their basements.

February 6, 2024

Dixie fire

Walking in an Oven World

Given the giant impression — think major meteor-sized explosion — we humans have made on Planet Earth, could we try something else?

August 16, 2023


‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline’ misses the real recipe for risky action

This explosive new film thrills and inspires, but it doesn’t explain how activists like my parents coped with the uncertainty and isolation that follow acts of sabotage.

June 1, 2023

child climate protest

How to Survive Us: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow on a Broiling Planet

To go back to the beginning, while such a thing is still possible, if nuclear weapons, the doctrine of mutually assured destruction, fossil fuels, and apocalyptic fear helped get us to this breaking point, we need something truly different now.

November 22, 2022

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If doomsday prepping has taught me anything, it’s that we can’t survive alone

I don’t want to prepare for the end of the world. I want to prepare for tomorrow, and I don’t want to do it alone. I want to do it with you, my family, our community and a few more people who know a little bit more than me about how things work. Tomorrow is definitely coming and that is all we really know about it.

February 16, 2022

Dan Berrigan

America is as Hard to Find as Ever: Review

Alcott puts America under a microscope and pulls us close to see all its refracted contradictions — the staggering beauty and the rapacious violence. Her characters, her Americas, are all lost and damaged and so alive you can hear them breath and seethe between her pages.

July 26, 2019

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