Archive | September, 2013

Leslee Goodman | From Honduras to here–on foot

WHEN MY FRIEND CARMEN walked in on her husband bedding a sixteen-year-old neighbor, she did what many self-respecting women would do: turned around, walked out, and kept on walking. From Honduras to the United States, a distance of more than 2,000 miles. “Vé te!” her father said, agreeing with her decision. “Go! There’s nothing for you here. Nothing but more children your husband won’t support!” Still, her decision was a […]

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Dowell Myers

Dowell Myers | How immigration is saving our economy

IN MY STUDY of demographic trends over the last thirty-five years, most recently as director of the Population Dynamics Resource Group at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, I’ve been struck repeatedly by the fact that the narrative surrounding the issue of immigration—particularly Mexican immigration—has stayed essentially the same, while the demographic facts have changed dramatically. In short, those who fear Mexican immigration […]

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Derrick Jensen

Derrick Jensen | The role of diversity in the natural world

Derrick Jensen is the author of twenty-one books, including A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe, and Endgame. Often called the philosopher-poet of the environmental movement, he was named one of Utne Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” In 2008 he led Press Action’s “Dynamic Dozen” and in 2006 he was the Press Action “Person of the Year.” But Jensen wasn’t always an environmental activist. […]

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Bruce E. Johansen | Forgotten Founders

The following is excerpted from a free online book, The Forgotten Founders, written by Bruce E. Johansen and made available to the public to help correct the insult to Native Americans–and the disservice done to the rest of us–by ignoring their contributions to the government established by the United States’ founding fathers. WHEN THE IROQUOIS CONFEDERACY was formed, no Europeans were present with clocks and a system for telling time before […]

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