Puerto Rico: A History of Colonization, Economic Servitude, and Now Humiliation

Puerto Rico: textbook convergence of Globalism, Colonialism, Capitalism, and Racism. This post explores that converge and discusses strategies to counter US policies at a local and state level through localism, sustainability, permaculture, and collective activism. You can learn more about these strategies at the extraordinary Economics of Happiness Conference in Santa Fe, Oct 12-14. Details…

What Life In America Has Become and A Path Forward

Today we examine the shameless reality that we have come to accept as Life in America. Moreover, we examine our Congressional Representatives’ records in (not) supporting legislation that might address this reality. We include an update on Puerto Rico, a plan to solarize the Santa Fe airport and end with a bit of humor from…

Progressive Campaigns Key to Winning Rural and Southern Communities

The South and rural America have long been strongholds of GOP support, but neoliberal policies are not just harming urban America, indeed, the South and rural America may be even more impacted. A bold message from the Democrats could lead to sweeping electoral shifts. If the Party is willing to abandon agribusiness, Wall St. and…