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Posts published in “Issue: November 2023

Gaza

In vain I search for words to wrap around genocide and slip the truth of it inside the human heart....

Nonviolence Is Both Practical and Powerful

OPINION: Most people assume that violence solves problems. Actually violence only makes problems worse. We must replace the cycle of violence with fresh nonviolent strategies and actions. Some people think that nonviolence is too weak for the real world. Actually, violence does not work. Nonviolence is the truly practical alternative that really does work....

Should thousands of trees be removed from residences in Thurston County?

That sounds like a crazy question! Most people love trees, especially mature ones. Besides being beautiful, trees absorb the greenhouse gas carbon and emit oxygen, reduce air pollution, cool houses and neighborhoods in summer, reduce urban heat sinks that cause deaths from cardiovascular disease, retain soil moisture, reduce flooding and…

A very brief history of the current conflict in Palestine

PERSPECTIVE: The roots of the current conflict did not start in the past week nor was it “unprovoked” as the mainstream media would have us believe. 2023 is the 75th anniversary of the violent creation of the state of Israel. Palestinians and much of the world call this event the “Nakba” or “The Catastrophe.” For 75 years there has been...

Community Spotlight — November 2023

Native Art Exhibition, Past, Present and Future, TESC ♦ Native Art Exhibition: Chehalis Baskets, SPSCC ♦ Olympia's History ♦ More...