Category: Society & Politics

New Release: Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse

Baker has written three books on the collapse of industrial civilization. Since the first was published in 2009, our planet has entered what may be a death spiral that cannot be reversed. Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse focuses not on preventing the death spiral, or even preparing for it, but rather the importance of …continue

Women’s History Spotlight: The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Only about half of us will ever really know what it’s like to be a teenage girl. Others depend on stories to better understand the experience, which can be difficult to tell, and even harder to portray authentically. Yet, this year’s Sundance Festival saw the premiere of a film that depicts the raw emotion of female adolescence perhaps more …continue

To My Sisters in Israel and Palestine

Guest Post by Jalaja Bonheim Reposted with permission from JalajaBonheim.com. It’s evening in Ithaca, and we’re having a thunderstorm. And now, the power has gone out and the whole room is plunged into darkness, as if to reflect the darkness that threatens to engulf your world. Beloved sisters, my heart is aching for you. How …continue

Women’s History Spotlight: Sister Abegail Ntleko

Sister Abegail Ntleko—later “Gogo” (grandma) to hundreds of children orphaned by AIDS, and honored by His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award—started working at the age of six. Apartheid was yet to happen, and Abe was living in a rural village in South Africa. Her five older siblings had all …continue

New Release: Land

In Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World, social innovator, entrepreneur, and community organizer Martin Adams presents an inspired and innovative economic solution to poverty, inequality, and environmental destruction. Touted as a “brilliant contribution” by New York Times bestselling author and political commentator Thom Hartmann, Land will give you cause to reexamine economics in the …continue

Early American Literary Visionaries on Same-Sex Marriage

Guest Post by Steven Herrmann   The symbol of same-sex marriage Herman Melville portrays for us began to take shape when the 21-year-old writer and his friend, Tobias Greene, jumped from the whale ship Auschnet and swam together to the Island of Nukeheva, in the Marquesas. The action of Melville’s first novel, Typee, centers around …continue