US Spends 10 Times More to Subsidize Fossil Fuels than to Support Public Education–There is an Ethics Lesson for You

The ongoing theme has been how misinformation is used to dissuade the public on multiple critical issues. Today, we examine how Koch-funded talking heads parrot false information about how NM extremists are getting rich advocating for a transition to renewables. We present an excellent op-ed calling out the Koch funded nonsense and then a link…

A Look Back at Last Week’s Posts on Fox News, PNM, Mother Nature as Bill Collector, a Border Wall in NM, and Winona LaDuke

Fittingly, after a week of alarming articles about our media, our climate, and our border,(links to all posts provided today) we closed last week with a 50 minute talk from legendary indigenous activist Winona LaDuke where she outlines a values-driven economic system that is the only way we can justly navigate the climate catastrophes to…

A New Retake Feature, Sunday at the Movies, with the First Installment Featuring Winona LaDuke on The Next Economy

Sunday, you want to take it easy. So, grab some coffee and spend a bit of time with Winona LaDuke as she speaks truth to power like no one can. Inspiring and honest, this video captures exactly the kind of shift Retake has described in numerous posts. Except this is from Winona.  Pour a cup…

Our Tab is Growing and Mother Nature is Demanding Payment with a Balloon Payment Coming Soon

Today’s post focuses on an article from Truthout on the cost of “externalities” or the unpaid costs of growth, extraction, industrial agriculture, meat production, and other climate change drivers. The author JP Sottile uses a credit card analogy to press home how the cost of these externalities are coming due…with interest. Also included, an interesting…