A year from now we may look back in admiration at China’s success in containing the pandemic but in horror at the United States’ failure. The inability of our institutions to keep Pandora’s Box closed, of course, is hardly a surprise. Since at least 2000 we’ve repeatedly seen breakdowns in frontline healthcare.
Exclusive Excerpt: The Green Good News: Christ’s Path to Sustainable and Joyful Life
by T. Wilson Dickenson
The Green Good News finds a fresh take on the Gospels, painting a picture of Jesus as a humorous and subversive teacher, an organizer of alternative communities and food economies, as a healer of bodies and relationships, and as a prophet who sought to overturn an empire and restore a more just and joyful way of life.
“What is presented here is nothing less audacious than a cosmogony of the Industrialized World presented by the most politically powerful and independent non-Western political body surviving in North America. It is, in a way, the modern world through Pleistocene eyes. . . .
This comprises pages 65-111 of the book, basic call to consciousness , edited by Akwesasne Notes, published by Book Publishing Company , Summertown, Tennessee, 38483. First printing 1978, Revised Edition, fourth printing, 1991.
Abstract: Indigenous science (fiction) for the Anthropocene: Ancestral dystopias and fantasies of climate change crises
By Kyle P. Whyte
This essay discusses how some Indigenous perspectives on climate change can situate the present time as already dystopian. Instead of dread of an impending crisis, Indigenous approaches to climate change are motivated through dialogic narratives with descendants and ancestors. In some cases, these narratives are like science fiction in which Indigenous peoples work to empower their own protagonists to address contemporary challenges.
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