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David Gross | The one-man revolution (the only one that’s coming)

YOU SEE the beauty of my proposal is it needn’t wait on general revolution. I bid you to the one-man revolution — The only revolution that is coming. —Robert Frost from Build Soil TODAY, instead of dredging up something from the archives about historical tax resistance campaigns and movements, I want to spend some time looking at individual tax resistance in service of what Ammon Hennacy called the “one-man*revolution.” Whether Hennacy got the […]

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Jonathan Woolson | Facing truth

These are our choices, that we choose to continue, …and the results of our choices, that we make every day…   …and the fragmented limbs and bodies of South Sudanese, Syrian, Israeli, and Gazan children, …and the Right of Return is ground into the pulverized dust of Palestine’s concrete and bricks, …and the hungry multitudes left behind by the “free market,” …and the energy-hungry multitudes of house lights and street […]

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Paul R. Davis | Scream the Beloved World

Open your mouth and scream! Scream for the warmth of the sun, scream for the oceans’ water, scream for the air you breathe. Scream against all the futile wars, scream for the fallen young, scream against the profiteers. Scream against the ones who make the laws we cannot live by. Scream for the Founding Fathers twisting in their graves. Scream for Gaza, Scream for Sudan, Scream for the bleeding Balkans, […]

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Rose Wood | St. Jessica: Protector of Skinny Schoolgirls

THAT HURRICANE SEPTEMBER had started like every school day of every school year of our lives: Mom rousting Julian and me by breezing into our upstairs bedroom singing “Rise and shine,” a phrase that was all the more annoying because of her good cheer. She’d slide open the louvered doors of our closet and pull out clothes, hold them up briefly for our approval, then order us out of bed […]

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