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Extinction rebellion takes to London streets to stand for the planet over polluter profits

Here in the US, the Oregon-based nonprofit, Our Children’s Trust is suing to force states and the federal government to take action on climate change. In that lawsuit, 21 activists aged 9 to 20 argue that the federal government’s actions violate their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, and the government has violated its obligation to hold certain natural resources in trust for future generations. In Washington State, petitioners aged 12 to 16 years old asked a judge to require the state Department of Ecology to come up with science-based numeric emissions reductions. That case awaits a ruling by King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill....

Choose a better worldview to build a better world

Part 2 Each month’s episode of the TV series “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” explores issues from fresh perspectives. The November and December 2018 programs deal with how we see the world, and therefore how we govern our society. Specifically, I contrast the nasty worldview that has been dominating the U.S. with…

A Mystery for the Millennials

Darlingtonia, Alba Roja Left Bank Books, 2017 Darlingtonia is a mystery reimagined for the 21st Century. There’s a classic opening with a dead body and a person who doesn’t figure in the story. The main character, Dylan, is a graphic artist in the advertising department of OingoBoingo, a company with…

Themes for January and February 2019

The theme for January is "Political work in the context of the midterm election results". The February theme is "Rural life and the urban/rural divide". --

Elections are about power. They are a barometer of relative strength of different social and political forces; and within certain constraints, they can shift that power....

Special Events – December 2018

Rally at the Capitol in defiance of the failure of Ref. 1631 Sat, Dec. 1, 1-3 p.m., Youth sponsors Adventure speaker:  Urban Trails Wed, Dec. 5, 5:30-9 p.m., Friends Meeting House Olympia Mountaineers potluck. Bring utensils & a dish to share. Chanukah Street Feeds Dec. 6 and 8 (see Holiday…