Posted in Coronavirus Editorial/opinon Letters News

Letter from Rez doctor: Navajo Nation in need of assistance

  Editor’s note: This letter to the public is written by a physician who has been working on the Navajo Nation and environs for 8 years. Many are feeling alone on the Navajo Nation right now,…

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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 Coronavirus Editorial/opinon News The Revelator

Spending time in nature during the pandemic? You’re not alone — and that’s a problem.

Encouraged by the federal government, lots of people are trying to get outside. But it’s a risky decision for rural communities. by Tara Lohan, March 25, 2020 When the San Francisco Bay area, where I live,…

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Posted in Analysis Op/Ed Public Policy The Conversation

The deadly polio epidemic and why it matters for coronavirus

    by  Carl Kurlander, University of Pittsburgh Wednesday March 25 The fear and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic may feel new to many of us. But it is strangely familiar to those who lived through…

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Posted in Climate change Economy Op/Ed OtherWords

If money is tight, climate change is your issue

40 percent of Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency — and more emergencies are coming. By Theo Wuest | OtherWords November 6, 2019 If you’re poor in America, climate change is your issue. We’ve already seen…

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Posted in Coronavirus Editorial/opinon Health Pro Publica Public Policy

This coronavirus Is unlike anything in our lifetime, and we have to stop comparing it to the flu

Longtime health reporter Charles Ornstein says that comparing the novel coronavirus to the flu is dangerously inaccurate. Not one public health expert he trusts has called that comparison valid. Here’s why. by Charles Ornstein March 14,…

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Posted in Democrat Primaries Editorial/opinon Politics Race for the White House 2020 The Conversation

The candidate you like is the one you think is most electable

Marjorie Hershey, Indiana University Electability has been the single most important force motivating voters in the 2020 Democratic primaries. But what is it? What makes one candidate seem like they could get votes from a majority…

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Posted in Columns Energy Environment Hightower Op/Ed OtherWords

You’re paying big oil to pollute

Big oil companies are drilling public oil for free, thanks to a “temporary” loophole that’s stayed open for 25 years. By Jim Hightower November 6, 2019 The one thing you never want to hear your dentist…

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Posted in Analysis Education Opinion Public Policy

Why colleges should think twice before punishing student protesters

Jerusha Osberg Conner, Villanova University For much of the 2019-2020 academic year, Syracuse University has been besieged by student protests over how the school handled of a series of racist incidents on campus. In the latest…

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Posted in 2020 Fed Budget Opinion OtherWords

Remember Trump’s choices: war, walls, and Wall Street

There are few clearer ways to see an administration’s choices than its budget. Here’s what we found in the president’s. By Shailly Gupta Barnes, Lindsay Koshgarian OtherVoices.org March 3, 2020 The 2020 presidential campaign is well…

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Posted in Coffee Shops Entertainment Food & Drink Opinion The Conversation

Customers hate tipping before they’re served

 – and asking makes them less likely to return Nathan B. Warren, University of Oregon and Sara Hanson, University of Richmond Imagine you’re in line at a coffee shop. You order your usual cappuccino and swipe…

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Posted in Courts/justice Editorial/opinon Politics Religion

Stop calling harmful bigotry ‘Religious Freedom’

Anyone intolerant enough to disown a child is far less fit to parent than a gay person whose only “sin” is living authentically. By Jill Richardson | February 26, 2020 The Supreme Court is considering a…

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Posted in Editorial/opinon First Nations Letters

Letter from Winona LaDuke

“Let us put our minds together to see what kind of future we can make for our children….”                   Sitting Bull By Winona LaDuke That’s really this time….

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Posted in Editorial/opinon Politics Voter registration Voter suppression

Reworking Don McLean’s “American Pie” YouTube creators The Founding Fathers post “The Day Democracy Died”

Across America people are concerned about the actions of wealthy and powerful people suppressing votes, removing voters from voter registration lists, putting up obstacles to make it difficult to even register to vote, eliminating voter protections…

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Posted in Banks Credit economic justice Income Equality Opinion OtherWords

How credit cards make us more unequal

Credit card companies fleece retailers to give high-end spenders cash back — a system the rest of us end up subsidizing. By Sam Pizzigati | February 10, 2020 What happens when we use our credit cards?…

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Posted in Columns economic justice Hightower Income Equality Opinion

The truth about corporate philanthropists

If they can “give back” so much, it’s probably because they’ve been taking too much. By Jim Hightower | February 5, 2020. Our society has coined expressions like “philanthropist” to encourage and hail people’s charitable spirit….

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Tongass National Forest. Forest Service photo by Adam DiPietro.
Posted in Conservation Environment Environmental Justice Opinion The Revelator Wildlife

Last Chance to Voice Support for Key Environmental Law

The Trump administration wants to gut the National Environmental Policy Act, a move that would silence community criticism of destructive projects and give more power to industry. March 4, 2020 – by Tim Lydon   One…

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Posted in Colorado Plateau Editorial/opinon Energy Mining National News Off the wire Politics The West

Moving Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Colorado won’t be good for public lands

Sheep grazing on BLM land near Shoshone, Idaho. BLM/Flickr, CC BY John Freemuth, Boise State University and James R. Skillen, Calvin University The Trump administration has pursued many controversial goals in managing U.S. public lands, including…

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Posted in Business Columns Labor Opinion

Great American Machine

I have been slowly drifting out of tune in the profound ways. Like most Americans, I have been working too much. I haven’t taken a real vacation in years. It is something of a sickness we…

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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 Editorial/opinon Environment First Nations First Peoples News San Carlos Apache Social Justice

Apaches standing strong defending sacred Oak Flat from mining

By Sandra Rambler, Censored News Chi’Chil’Bilda’Goteel (Oak Flat) — How do you respond to a White Man whose name is Paul Gosar, an Arizona Congressman who recently said, “You’re still wards of the government.” And then…

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Posted in Editorial/opinon First Nations

If Native Americans are “home,” then where am I?

A few nights ago, among a group of Indigenous friends in Flagstaff, a recent incident came up in conversation: the Salt River High School Eagles volleyball team walked off the court during a match with the…

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Posted in Columns economic justice Economy Editorial/opinon Labor

Meet the new boss

How many friends of yours are in some sort of trouble? How many friends of yours are struggling to pay bills… struggling to find a place to live… struggling with a health issue? Is it just…

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Posted in Arizona Colorado Plateau Community organizing Editorial/opinon First Nations Rez Life

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We are an Arizona non-profit committed to bringing locally owned and supported journalism to and from the communities across the Colorado Plateau. Indigenous voices matter. It’s important when covering this region that news reporters tell the…

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