Naomi Klein: We Are Seeing the Shock Doctrine in Effect After Hurricanes Harvey & Irma | Democracy Now!

 the public’s money, which is really needed, should—in a sane world, it would be going towards paying for a transition to 100 percent renewable energy as quickly as technology allows, which is, in fact, very, very quickly, to be designed in a fair way, in a just way, which would mean that the people who have gotten the worst deal, Continue Reading

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How far down the road can we look if we don’t look at today?

“Until a century or so ago, concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere had been steady at around 260 to 280 parts per million for thousands of years. By last spring we raced past 410 parts per million and CO2 concentrations continue to steadily increase.” http://ow.ly/8JvY30f5YUb And , for me, I wonder just how long down this road we , as Continue Reading

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The “Cultural Cancer” that has infested the American Church

This was just posted to the Facebook Page of “The Christian Left” For decades most “Christians” have lectured everyone around them telling them that to be a “Christian” you must be a Republican. They talk about everything that happens in culture and politics based on that belief, that right-wing ideology is the “Christian” ideology and everything else is evil, especially Continue Reading

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Before and after Trump, we still have a serious Climate Crisis

While there is much to celebrate in seeing Trump and his minions falling apart before our eyes,  and his bases withering in the face of mass protest,  we still have a huge problem: This Climate Crisis ( Actually, even more so now that so many have effectively loosened their grip on due diligence on continuing to fight for sanity in Continue Reading

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No Is Not Enough: Lessons from the Financial Crisis and beyond

I am struck this morning, while reading Naomi Klein’s account of various uprisings in different countries being saddled with austerity/shock treatments, that our country may well have brought on the Trump phenomenon by basically missing the opportunity to self-correct ,or heed the voices crying out during the Occupy movement of 2011-2012. Five years down the road, when the camps are Continue Reading

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Episcopal church has “Eco-Justice” listing under “Ministries”

This page : http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/eco-justice under the “Ministries” tab actually shows up as a drop down from the Home page,  so they have the best “presence” yet found. This is not exactly a glowing report.  As I have been maintaining,  this seems to me to be warranting a significant, theologically challenging and reformation-inducing confrontation that strikes at the core of who Continue Reading

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“A Generation who Knew not Joseph” Today’s “conservatives” nothing like the old.

I had this comment to make as I got trollled in a thread on The Hill (which is the norm there,  as it is absolutely overrun with right wing trolls).  This one was in a thread under an article that was titled “Sanders courts Trump voters”,  which is a terrible title based on the quote from Sanders that prompted it, Continue Reading

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‘Tis the season to put “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” signs up

Saw a couple of these today as I went out.  My first thought was,  and what of the Lack of markers of the turning of seasons?  The coming of winter?  And the invoking of Jesus as “the reason”, as if that invoking is sufficient to represent some universally accepted theology (which it is FAR from doing,  most least of all Continue Reading

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David Turnbull take on #COP21 is important point in all this

The Paris climate talks present a lowest common denominator of global politics, not the aspirations of the global community. It’s the people on the streets who provide the real hope for addressing the climate crisis. – David Turnbull Source: Oil Change International responds to Paris climate agreement – Oil Change InternationalOil Change International

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