Changing the World, One Town at a Time

Find your place on the planet, dig in, and take responsibility from there. ~Gary Snyder Municipal governments take care of the details. They build skate parks, protect or develop land, and invest in infrastructure (or not). They decide if you can raise chickens in your back yard, whether or not you can spray pesticides, and how […]

The Occupy Movement

It all started with an email. On July 13, 2011 Adbusters magazine sent out a call to its 90,000-strong list proclaiming a Twitter hashtag, #OccupyWallStreet, and a date, September 17. It quickly spread among the mostly young, tech-savvy radical set, along with an especially alluring poster the magazine put together of a ballerina atop the Charging Bull […]

Iconoclast – Why We Need The Humanities

Privatize the press and education system, disenfranchise the working class, corrupt the legislative process, and debase electoral politics, and society will plunge itself into a moral void. Canada is far advanced down this path already, but it is certainly more pronounced in the US. Our universities face mounting pressure to cut programs that do not […]