Archive | June, 2018

Arthur Carey | Fourth of July

Ahmad jerked awake, dragged from uneasy sleep by the wail of a siren on the street below. In his dream, he had been back in the desert in Afghanistan, firing an AK-47 at targets stuffed with straw to resemble men. He was exhausted, worn out from non-stop travel. Was it only days before he had been living with his mother Ameena in a mud house in a village? Now he […]

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Warrior for the planet | An interview with Earth Guardian Xiuhtezcatl

Xiuhtezcatl (Shoe-TESH-Caht) Martinez is an 18-year-old climate activist, hip-hop artist, and powerful voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement. The youth director of Earth Guardians, which calls itself “a tribe of young activists artists, and musicians from across the globe who are stepping up to co-create the future we know is possible,” Xiuhtezcatl is also one of the 21 youth plaintiffs suing the federal government for the […]

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Let the goodness roll | An interview with Luc Reynaud

Luc Reynaud is a singer/songwriter and the founder of Luc and the Lovingtons, a “world-soul-reggae” band, fusing music, art, and love to bring people together—sometimes in the most heart-wrenching circumstances. Reynaud was inspired to create the band following a volunteer trip to New Orleans post-Katrina, where he saw firsthand the impact music could have on people who were suffering. He asked his musician friends to join him in creating a […]

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Beyond capitalism | Economics for people and planet

What will it take to create an economy that works for everyone? An economy that promotes equality, ensures that everyone has access to the basics—food, shelter, healthcare, education, and a way to contribute their gifts and talents—and preserves a livable environment, for humans and for the diverse array of species that enrich our lives and perform countless environmental services? Capitalism gets a bad rap in some circles, while socialism gets […]

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