Long-time Alliance member Dick Lane responds to 'The deafening silence of intellectuals in the face of growing global conflicts' from The Real News, which says 'intellectuals should… not shrink from denouncing what they see as destructive of culture, values, and truth, notably when such destruction claims to be carried out in the name of these “domains of spirit.” I'll add … [Read more...] about Emerging realities in Europe and here
Voices of the Valley
Reports & opinions from people who live, work, or attend school in the Lehigh Valley. See also Voices of the Valley essays that have appeared in our Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet.
by Mark Aurand We received this as a widely-disseminated email from Greater Good Legal, based in South Bethlehem. Greetings from Greater Good Legal! You likely have heard or read the following quote: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward Justice.” This quote is credited to Martin Luther King, Jr., but has been repeated by many, … [Read more...] about Bending the Arc Of Justice
Check out our 21st issue — now available online! (Printed copies on the way.) With all that‘s been happening in the U.S. and the world this year, it has sometimes been difficult to concentrate on the many steps of getting this publication together. This includes, of course, the war in Ukraine — an illegal and immoral attack, even if partly triggered by years of quiet, … [Read more...] about Sustainable Lehigh Valley – Summer 2022 issue now online
Neither of these articles has any shocking revelations, but both are worth reading for the way they fill in some gaps in the mainstream narrative. “No. It’s Capitalism, Stupid.”, by Gary OlsonCovid-19 Profiteers Are Making a Killing, by Amber Colon-Nuñez … [Read more...] about Covid & Capitalism
This is a reminder that the arts are powerful ways to communicate, to raise awareness of contemporary issues. Local singer-songwriter Matt Bednarsky recently wrote a song titled "Garden", about losing touch with our roots and surroundings. "Where I’m currently living, there’s a factory that’s nearly always working away. Constantly and consistently humming, clanking, and … [Read more...] about ‘Garden’, by Matt Bednarsky
by Maison Allen What if Europeans never settled in North America? Would the land in this country have remained unharmed? Would the environment be in better condition than it is today? Unlike colonists, the Native people did not treat the Earth as a consumable good. While there is no way to answer these questions, taking a look at the way Indigenous people lived … [Read more...] about Decolonizing America for a Sustainable Future
It’s been about two months since the release of Marvel’s Black Panther and somehow, it’s still turning up a significant profit weekend after weekend. In fact, it just surpassed Titanic on the list of highest-grossing films of all time. This film is part of the Marvel Universe saga and ties in with other popular films like Captain America: Civil War, which could explain some of … [Read more...] about The Importance of Black Panther
by Maison Allen Plastered on the cover of the April 2nd issue of Time magazine are the prominent members of the #NeverAgain movement, with the bold enlarged caption, “Enough.” These students have been leading a revolution of sorts. After the tragic school shooting that left 17 members of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School dead, these students are speaking out about the … [Read more...] about Black Lives for Gun Control
As we wait for copies of the 2018 Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet (now being printed), we invite you to check out the many great ideas in the Voices of the Valley section. Essays from the 2018 edition of Sustainable Lehigh Valley: Is There Hope for the Future?, by Alex Fischer The Paradox of “Nature”, by Andrew Goldman The Cycle of Discarding, by Briana VanBuskirk … [Read more...] about Voices of the Valley 2018
. . . on leading the public into emergency mode: a new strategy for the climate movement.' It has been hard to voice what is going on inside my head since the election. To just do my job at work and help run a house of four was enough to occupy my time while I sorted through my thoughts and feelings to come up with a course of action. The day after the election this quote was … [Read more...] about Bruce Wilson: ‘Thoughts on the election & . . .