Never give up fighting for a more just society.
From the “buy local” movement to public banking, we’re well on our way to a more democratic, cooperative, and people-centered economy.
The Man on the Radio is Talking
A woman calls in and she’s outraged: there is so much pain, especially of women, and well…
“Self-care and healing and attention to the body and the spiritual dimension—all of this is now a part of radical social justice struggles.”
The undemocratic economic sphere has cannibalized the political sphere.
And so today, I’m packing a little bag. And I’m getting in the car. And I’m going to enjoy my adventure.
Carrot Ginger Slaw
California Cuisine with a nod to some beautiful Hawaiian ginger.
Our Continued March to the Mountaintop
A transcription of a speech delivered by Marcus Harrison Green at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Seattle.
How to Build a Culture of Good Health
Physical well-being depends on more than keeping our bodies fit. Emotions and the people who come into our lives matter just as much.
A Farewell for Carol Doda
Carol Doda is now ascending on that white piano…
The democratization of energy can have far-reaching impacts and pave the way for the kind of equitable, regenerative, new economy we need to survive on the planet.
Out of Control Rents? Thank Airbnb.
The company facilitates landlord conversion of entire rental buildings to de facto hotels.
How the South Drives American Wages Down
A closer look at how the Southern slave labor system was rebooted and rolled out to the rest of America.
An interview with Frances Moore Lappè, author who helped awaken millions of people to the connections between our diets, our bodies, and the fate of the planet.
Studying psychology gave me a better understanding of how people think and behave. As a consequence, I went from libertarian to liberal.
In cities like Oakland and Seattle, where the minimum wage is on the rise, restaurants are raising prices and rethinking tips as a way to level the playing field for workers.
The Revolt of Small Business Republicans
Can it be that America’s small businesses are finally waking up to the fact they’re being screwed by big businesses?
Why So Many Americans Feel So Powerless
A growing sense of powerlessness in all aspects of our lives—as workers, consumers, and voters.
Day Job (Why I Paint)
The first thing that happens after youth is something called reality. In reality, you cannot make any money as a painter, at least in the United States of America. Let’s talk about how to live in reality and be a painter.
How to Make 6 Figures on 1.5 Acres
Jean-Martin Fortier’s farm sells $140,000 of food on an acre and a half. Now he wants to help others do the same.
Youth Development Through Food
What if there was a place where young people could learn cooking skills, along with the softer skills of showing up on time and working in teams? There is. It’s called The Portland Kitchen. And their success is reproducible.
Travels with Steinbeck
A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.
Coastal Cat: A Week Alone
The sea lifts and falls, lifts and falls, and I search for a fresh place in the litter box where I won’t get a dangler. Just you try having one of those for a whole week.
Connect with others who are fighting for the same causes.
Why the economy should look more like a doughnut.
My Visit to Trump’s Washington
It was my first visit to our nation’s capital since Trump became president.
Instead of falling to the Nazi party, Norway broke through to a social democracy. Their history shows us polarization is nothing to despair over.
In 2012, Vancouver BC set a lofty transportation goal—for people to make more than 50% of their trips in the city by foot, bicycle, and public transit by 2020. In 2015, the city had already met its target.
15 Warnings Signs of Impending Tyranny
Consider yourself warned.
My Wishes for Obama’s Parting Shots
In the waning days of his administration, I’d recommend Obama take the following last stands.
“The job of a mayor is not to guarantee the prosperity of the current generation, but the next generation.”
Restoring contact between government and its citizens.