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Progressive Commentary Hour – 04.18.17

CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS For Earth Day week – The wisdom of the forest in the time of rapid climate change and what we need to learn from nature in order to counter human greed and hubris If Jane Goodall is the ambassador for the animal kingdom, and Vandana Shiva is the ambassador for seeds, then Diana Beresford-Kroeger is unquestionably …

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Chris Hedges – Pray With Your Feet

MONTROSE, N.Y.—It was 6:30 in the morning and George Packard, dressed in a dark suit, a purple clerical bib and a clerical collar, was at church. Or, rather, at what has become church for the retired Episcopal bishop, activist and highly decorated Vietnam War veteran. Packard stood with 20 other protesters on a chilly morning Nov. 9 to block two roads …

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Puerto Rico Exports Its Drug Addicts to Chicago – Adriana Cardona-Maguigad

It all started about a year ago when I began noticing more homeless men in the Chicago neighborhood where I work. Back of the Yards is a community that faces some of the city’s toughest problems: joblessness, crime, drug use. Many of these men would be sitting in doorways or shuffling along on 47th Street, many times asking for money. …