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Archive for May 2021

Neddy Astudillo

5/15/21–Monthly eNews #11

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Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

LATEST–Episode 0521::Neddy Astudillo: Adding Environmental Actions to Our Spiritual Practices

Episode 0421::Arborist Robin Rivet on Reversing Climate Crises Through Informed Tree Actions

Episode 0321::Mike Little: Faith and Money Network

Episode 0221::Economist Barry Shelley: Economic Assumptions and Initiatives for Change

Episode 0121::Grace Dyrness: Planning Economic Revitalization with Poor People instead of for Them. Wow!

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Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

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ReTrumplicans Wage War on Democracy

Voter Suppression in effect in Georgia, Florida and Texas. Similar laws in legislatures in multiple other “red” states. How do pro-democracy Progressives pro-act? Non-cooperation! Refuse to do business, vacation or attend events in these states, and tell the ReTrumplicans there–governors, legislators, county chairs–the effects of their actions. Money is the language they understand.
+ Ari Berman on GOP’s War on Democracy & Voting Rights.
+ Voter Suppression: The Republican War on Facts, Snacks and Democracy
By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan
The January 6th insurrection was one way to try to overthrow democracy. Now, a more sophisticated effort to subvert democracy is underway.
+ How We Fight Back Against the GOP’s New War on Democracy:
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The Thom Hartmann Hidden History Series

LATEST–The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment 

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back

The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

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Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town // Peace Podcast from John Dear on Apple and Google. Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

John Dear’s Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus–

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Jubilee in the Midst of the CoronaVirus


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Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

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In the wake of four years of far-right populist governance culminating in a violent insurrection, Political Research Associates (PRA), publisher of Religion Dispatches, is holding steady in the knowledge, informed by 40 years of Fight the Right research, that it’s not over yet.

PRA is taking this moment to evaluate the state of the Right as it enters into opposition and, at times, into partnership with the new centrist administration with a five-part Spring/Summer 2021 Webinar Series. Webinars will be held every second Thursday from March through July.

PRA and RD are working on a joint webinar series on the Christian Right to be announced soon.

Precarity: The American Way
Thursday, June 10 at 4pm ET  |  Register Here
The myth of American Exceptionalism is well-understood to be just that, a myth. But the pandemic-induced national recession has thrown into high relief the true American Exceptionalism: life lived in a constant state of precarity. Precarity propelled by low-wage labor, the gig economy, unattainable rent, ruinous medical debt, and privatized education, all cast against a background of a crumbling welfare state. Join us as we explore the interactions of economic policy and big capital as it maps onto race and gender in the United States and the strategies of social justice movements building an alternative vision for political economy.

Mobilizing for Reproductive Freedom in the Battle Over Bodily Sovereignty
Thursday, July 8 at 4pm ET  |  Register Here
Under the perceived threat of a Democratic administration stymieing the war of attrition against reproductive rights, the anti-abortion movement continues to strategize for a post-Roe future. From the growth of the abortion abolitionist movement to the anti-abortion agenda of armed paramilitaries, the battle over bodily sovereignty continues. Join us for a conversation of experts on the anti-abortion movement and practitioners committed to building access to reproductive care as we take stock of this current moment in the struggle for reproductive freedom.

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We protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

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