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The only way to solve a pandemic is through massive cooperation. As a society and civilization, we’re are being forced to change our pronoun from “me, me, me” to “we.”

Erosion and Evolution: Our Undoing is Our Becoming

Acclaimed author, naturalist and activist Terry Tempest Williams asks: How do we find the strength to not look away at all that is breaking our hearts? Hands on the earth, we remember where the source of our authentic power comes from.

Politics and Consequences: How to Fix Democracy in the Face of COVID-19

David Orr explains how the deterioration of our democracy has precipitated crises like climate change and the spread of COVID-19, and what we can do in the face of this reality.

Plastic Planet: Stopping Big Oil, Big Plastic, and Big Misdirection

Plastic pollution is now found in virtually every living organism – including humans - and is one of the worst threats to ocean ecosystems. A global resistance movement is rising to abolish petrochemical plastics and to shift to a zero-waste, circular economy.

Food and Farming
As Coronavirus Ravages Businesses, Small Farms and Independent Restaurants Rally for Economic Relief

The fate of the industries are inextricably linked. Will the government bail out airlines and Big Food over small food businesses, farms, and workers?

Nature, Culture and Spirit
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Challenging Our Destructive Habits

Suez Jacobson, executive producer of the film "Wild Hope," writes about how we can strengthen our relationship with the natural world while the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts our daily lives.

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David Orr: Is There a Future for Our Democracy? Why Everything Depends on the Answer

We are living through the most dangerous challenge to free government in the U.S. anyone of us alive has encountered. David Orr draws from his forthcoming book, "Democracy Unchained: Politics as if All People Matter," to consider what we must do to return to the better angels of our collective nature and turn the ship around. What happens next is up to us.

Who Is an American? Is Our Democracy as Unequal as Our Economy? – with Heather McGhee

By around 2044, the U.S. will become a majority-minority nation. This seismic demographic shift has triggered a cultural earthquake, provoking a radical spike in hate crimes. In times of massive disruption and economic stress, what Carl Jung called the “shadow side of the psyche” comes into play: the pronounced psychological tendency in the collective psyche…

Never Acquiesce: Democracy Now! and Independent Media’s Role in War and Peace

Amy Goodman tells the story of reporting from a refugee camp, and discusses the ways in which her independent media organization, Democracy Now!, endeavors to ask the tough questions and change history. In 1996, Democracy Now!—a well-known independent radio and television program—began telling stories the mainstream media overlooked. With award-winning journalist Amy Goodman at the helm, the…

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