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I'm an Oakland, CA writer. Author (Alycee J. Lane) of Nonviolence Now! Living the 1963 Birmingham Campaign's Promise of Peace (NY: Lantern Books). Check out my author page at and
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Climate change deniers write a federal budget (or, Paris is burning)

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 12:59pm 2 Comments

What do you get when a climate-change denying president appoints a climate-change denier as director of the Office of Management and Budget?

You get a climate-change denying budget.

The Trump administration’s “Taxpayer First” (FY 2018) is the epitome of climate-change denial. Not only does it propose draconian cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, eviscerate federal climate change-related programs in all federal agencies, reduce federal spending on science research,… Continue

Climate-change deniers: True Believers who just don’t care

Posted on February 6, 2017 at 10:00am 2 Comments

We should dispense once and for all with the term “climate-change deniers.”


Because “climate-change deniers” keeps us from calling out these women and men – and most especially those who occupy the White House, Congress, and state houses – for performing disbelief about something that, more likely than not, many of them actually accept as true: our climate is changing radically due to human activities.

Most of them, I would wager, believe the science…


On resistance and marches

Posted on January 22, 2017 at 3:01pm 0 Comments

These are photos from the 2003 world-wide marches and protests that occurred as the Bush Administration –operating on the lie that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction – moved inexorably towards its war on Iraq:


On March 20, 2003, the United States started bombing Baghdad.

We marched a little more.

But our government did not stop and has not stopped bombing Iraq (which we do now for different reasons that trace back to the original lie).…


Seize the time

Posted on December 7, 2016 at 8:56am 2 Comments

Sogyal Rinpoche argues that in the Buddhist Tibetan Book of the Dead, “we find the whole of life and death presented together as a series of constantly changing transitional realities known as bardos.” The word “bardo,” Sogyal explains, is “commonly used to denote the intermediate state between death and rebirth, but in reality bardos are occurring continuously, throughout both life and death, and are junctures when the possibility of liberation, or enlightenment, is heightened.” Bardos are… Continue

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At 5:12pm on May 28, 2016, Ron Powell said…
Please rethink your requirements re previewing comments before you allow them to be published.

Comment streams on topics such as this often become conversational. The interactive nature of the 'discussion/debate' gives life and liveliness to a post making it that much more interesting and meaning full to participants and readers alike.

Also, giving the commenter the opportunity to self edit helps with the participatory process.

Think about it for your next post.
At 6:27pm on March 6, 2016, clay ball said…

I'm reading your book, SeventhSister!  It is really wonderful!    :)

At 6:34am on November 28, 2015, Arthur James said…


I just checked your From Mountain Top

Nonviolence Post - None of my comments

Arrear. They were there. Now... All Gone



Art James

PS. Yesterday I was Shocked

To See One of my Three Lil'

Sisters in a Car/PU Repair

Shop. We Both Had Not

Mentioned We Had Tune

Ups & Oil/Lubes Planned.


We Just Saw Each Other

On Thanksgiving. Also...

I Rarely Vist these Top-of

Site Muttons? No. Buttons.

They Use To Get my goat.


(so to speak) so-so Annoying.


At 9:31am on November 23, 2015, clay ball said…

Seventh Sister, yes, so glad to see you here!  I always appreciate your thoughtful voice of reason & truth.  


At 10:43am on June 20, 2015, Arthur James said…


Take care...

Yes... No hate



At 10:40am on June 20, 2015, JMac1949 Today said…

Welcome.  Enjoyed reading your posts.  Hope to read more.



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