One World “We Are One” video

Introduction by Taboo We can find unity in our diversity ✊? I am proud to partner IllumiNative and Mag 7 for the release of “We Are One,” a collaboration to show the richness, diversity, and beauty…

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Posted in Common Dreams Community Economy Editorial/opinon Justice Op/Ed

Desideratum: Heading Off the Prospects of a Dark and Tumultuous Future

We can no longer afford to wait as climate changes, economic systems malfunction, and enflamed social divisiveness bear down on humanity with unprecedented, irreversible consequences. by Luisa Deprez, John Dorrer Tuesday, October 13, 2020 ”This time,…

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Posted in Common Dreams Community News

‘Years of Repair’: New animated film imagines the future to come inspired by a vision of justice and the common good

“The true power and possibility of this project is not onscreen,” explains executive producer Naomi Klein. “That resides in the movement of movements that is fighting for this vision of radical repair every day. by Jon…

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Posted in Analysis Community Coronavirus Elders Pro Publica

Hundreds of thousands of nursing home residents may not be able to vote in November because of the pandemic

Renowned inventor Walter Hutchins has voted in every presidential election since 1952. This year, as many states stopped sending teams to help seniors vote, his nursing home was on coronavirus lockdown and his streak was in…

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Posted in Black Lives Matter Columns Community Neighborhoods Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Statues be gone

by Wade Rathke New Orleans  Statues and memorials of various stripes are getting a good hard look after decades where they received a pass from the public and politicians no matter how obnoxious their content and…

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Posted in Columns Community Coronavirus Culture Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Disappearance of third spaces

by Wade Rathke New Orleans   Third spaces received a fair amount of attention not so long ago. These were the places between work and play where community could be built. How will they survive the…

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Ronald Scott, a central neighborhood resident for more than 10 years, takes a photo of the memorial mural over flowers and banners laid in the memory of George Floyd outside of Cup Foods on May 29, 2020, during the fourth day of protests over his death in Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States. Floyd, 46, a black man, was killed Monday when a white officer kneeled on his neck, despite Floyd's repeated pleas of "I can't breathe."
Posted in Common Dreams Community Justice News

‘If you want to end unrest, end the conditions that create it,’ declares Ocasio-Cortez amid nationwide protest

Instead of calls for things to simply calm down and “go back to normal,” said New York Congresswoman, “let’s create a new world—one where all people are held to the same standard of the rule of…

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Posted in Climate change Common Dreams Community News

Naomi Klein and Arundhati Roy help launch Global Green New Deal project with worldwide invitation. Video

“The time to build the future we deserve is now, and international solidarity is the tool we need to begin its construction.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Wednesday, May 20 Authors Arundhati Roy and Naomi Klein…

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Posted in Community Nature The Conversation

You’re not going far from home – and neither are the animals you spy out your window

Is it that same busy squirrel you’re watching every day? Julian Avery, CC BY-ND Julian Avery, Pennsylvania State University Watching the wildlife outside your window can boost your mental well-being, and it’s something lots of people…

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Posted in Agriculture Community Coronavirus Food

How to support your local farmers as restaurants and farmers markets close

As the virus has small, local farms scrambling for income streams, community-supported agriculture (CSA) is one way to support them. By April M. Short April 14 The global outbreak of COVID-19, and the collective effort to…

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Posted in Coffee Shops Community Coronavirus Restaurants The Conversation

When restaurants close, Americans lose much more than a meal

The Big Texan restaurant, Amarillo, Texas. Carol M. Highsmith, Library of Congress by  Rebecca L. Spang, Indiana University March 20 Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted a video of himself on March 15 saying: “No more restaurants.” Seated in…

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Posted in Columns Community Community organizing Elders Politics Rathke: Chief Organizer Report Safety Net

Real life, real tragedies in the pandemic

Pearl River   Trump is in trouble, and it’s getting worse. Reportedly, top Republicans and their political strategists are trying to tell him that his daily press meanderings are hurting him, and that he needs to step…

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Posted in Analysis Columns Community Coronavirus Rathke: Chief Organizer Report world

The value of collective experience

New Orleans A couple of random comments have gotten me thinking a bit about the post-coronavirus world. One thing that stuck with me was a young man’s take on hoarding in New York City that was…

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Posted in Coronavirus Editorial/opinon Elders

Coronavirus means tough decision time for seniors, here are some thoughts from two

There is little time in this moment to think about “what might have been,” but for seniors like us there are now profound questions about what we do next. by James Adams, James Barker Editor’s note:…

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Posted in Arizona Coconino County Coronavirus News Service

Coconino County & AZ health departments look for health care professionals to volunteer

Arizona Disaster Healthcare Volunteers If you are a healthcare provider with an active license, a public health professional, member of a medical disaster response team, or non-health community volunteer willing to be on-call to support Arizona…

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Posted in Columns Community Reflections in Flagstaff

Goats, Jars, and Pandemics

By Brad Olsen March, in Flagstaff, has it all: snow, rain, cold, warm, skiing, hiking, spring break and vacations, work, an equinox and daylight savings, basketball madness, the death of dictators, and even the celebration of…

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Posted in Analysis Community Development Health The Conversation Urban Planning

Is your city making you fat? How urban planning can address the obesity epidemic

Editors note: With thoughtful planning Flagstaff could turn our continued growth into a health boon for the community. The Ohio City Farm in Cleveland provides low-cost land, shared facilities and technical assistance to support entrepreneurial farmers….

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The family walks along public land near Marisela’s home in Flagstaff.
Posted in Arizona Community Courts/justice Immigration National News Off the wire Social Justice The West

To find Jose Montelongo, ICE agents targeted his whole family

One family’s ordeal under Trump’s zero tolerance immigration tactics. *Note: Some names have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals By Sarah Tory High Country News One afternoon last April (2019), a group of agents with…

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Posted in Community economic justice First Nations National News Off the wire Politics Social Justice The West

When disaster strikes, Indigenous communities receive unequal recovery aid

U.S. citizens recovering from natural disasters receive $26 per person, per year from the federal government. Tribal citizens? Just $3. By Allison Herrera High Country News In the last decade, more than 70 natural disasters have…

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Posted in Columns Community Opinion

Time to move out of Pottersville and return to Bedford Falls

Ed note: As this columns relates personal feelings of the writer towards our capacity as a culture to ignore human needs there is some strong language. Read with caution. A discontented lazy rabble instead of a…

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Posted in Community Development Flagstaff Flagstaff City Government Flagstaff zoning code Neighborhoods News

Flagstaff P&Z to review Southside Community Plan Wednesday

Flagstaff P& Z has three items on their Wednesday agenda. First up will be a review and discussion of the Southside Community Specific Plan. The City of Flagstaff Comprehensive Planning program requests the public and that…

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