• I CAN’T BREATHE (NOW HEAR THIS newsletter, June 2020)

    George Floyd, echoing Eric Garner in 2014, gasped “I can’t breathe” as a Minneapolis police officer pinned his neck to the pavement with his knee, blocking his windpipe and blood vessels, calmly killing him before a crowd of onlookers whose iPhone cameras were trained on him. Millions have now seen those videos. Millions can’t breathe. […]

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  • MAYDAY! / MAY DAY (NOW HEAR THIS newsletter, May 2020)

    It’s May 1, the traditional day of spring celebrations. In the nineteenth century, May Day also became the day to celebrate workers, who in the cruel era of the Industrial Revolution organized strikes to campaign for the eight-hour workday. “Mayday!” is also the official international distress call issued as an airplane or ship is is […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter–March 2020: CORONA GOT YOU WORRIED? CHECK OUT NEPA TOO

    Frankly, it’s hard to think about a lot besides COVID-19 this month. Our hearts go out to those who have suffered from the virus here and abroad. We are deeply grateful to the courageous front-line workers, nurses, drivers, and housekeepers who selflessly care for the afflicted. We’re equally grateful to all the grocery checkout workers, […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter February 2020 – DEFORESTATION: SUICIDE BY GOVERNMENT

    Previous issues of Now Hear This have outlined the unsustainable practices of timber corporations in our area. What’s perhaps more egregious is the role of government itself. When deforestation is contributing to —climate change through robbing the planet of its ability to sequester carbon, —the rapid extinction of thousands of species of wildlife, —and the […]

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