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Long Live La ZAD

La ZAD (Zone-to-defend) in Notre-Dame-des-Landes is 4,000 acre commune of wetlands and forests home to farmers, activists, naturalists, and squatters.   Since 2009, the land has been occupied in a fifty year struggle to resist construction of an airport nearby and to...

Sacred Food

Grabbing the dog leashes hanging next to the front door, I fasten a plastic bag on each in preparation for our morning walk. I step out into the intense heat of late summer. My lungs fill with muggy air. I wonder how long the three of us will last in the heat. “A solo...

I Used to Be a Human Being

By the last few months, I realized I had been engaging — like most addicts — in a form of denial. I’d long treated my online life as a supplement to my real life, an add-on, as it were. Yes, I spent many hours communicating with others as a disembodied voice, but my...

Psychotherapy — a system of gimmicks!

We see unacceptable rates of suicide, depression, and anxiety among children, adolescents, and young adults. Narcissism has risen. Empathy has decreased. In our relationships, child neglect in the United States is up while contact time with children has declined as a...

Enough!

Enough! This is and always has been insane. Massive military expenditures have brought on the collapse of history’s greatest empires: Rome, Spain, Great Britain. We’re on our way to being next.   Remember the “peace dividend” we anticipated at the end of the Cold War?...
America’s Shit for Brains

America’s Shit for Brains

By Nina Power The Language of the New Brutality, e-flux From issue #134 This excerpt has been edited and condensed for brevity. Following the defeat of Nazism, Victor Klemperer, a Jewish philogist and professor of romance studies, published an astonishing analysis of...