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  • Live and Learn

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    Sacred knowledge, archived in aboriginal cosmologies, begins with long, careful observation. This keen awareness is honed by trial and error, discussion and reflection, as well as vision and insight. An example of a first step toward sacred knowledge is the relatively recent scientific discovery that all things are connected. I remember the revelatory delight of… more

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  • Outside Official Channels

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    On the tenth anniversary of the International Criminal Court last week, the deputy prosecutor traveled to Nigeria to hear evidence against four Central African states. Cases of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity are generally referred to the ICC by states or state-serving institutions like the UN Security Council. Generally speaking, this is a… more

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  • Key Battleground

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    Culture, as a component of social power, refers to the entire panorama of conventional beliefs and practices. One cannot talk intelligently about culture if one does not also introduce the dynamics of social power. In the sociopolitical struggles of this world, culture is a key battleground. —Michael Parenti more

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  • Ecosystem Restoration

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    On Water looks at the Elwha Ecosystem Restoration Project, an historic undertaking to remove dams in Olympic National Park in order to save the Elwha River chinook salmon. A blog of the Water Resources Center at UC Berkeley, On Water is affiliated with the Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information. more

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