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Robert Shetterly writes about the relevance of Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring, more than 50 years after it was published and urges us to teach that all economies must adhere to nature's laws.

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When I play with my grandson, we suspend the logic of reality. Toy dump trucks fly, giraffes talk with polar bears, gravity is a joke, a paper airplane zigzags twenty feet & has circumnavigated the Earth, an 18” high wobbly block tower is the Empire State Building. Mortality is a hiccup. Such is the logic of play, of silliness.

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As the violence in Iraq escalates in 2014, Robert Shetterly remembers how the Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) project started and the importance of community in the struggle for justice.

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In April 2014, Robert Shetterly and AWTT board member, Dud Hendrick, accompanied Lily Yeh and Barefoot Artists to Palestine. Robert Shetterly reflects on the powerful image of the wall separating the Palestinians and the Israelis.

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Here's a little tale about public education, public policy, and a postage stamp.

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On this Earth Day, those of us fighting for climate justice and an end to the world’s fossil fuel domination should take heart from the struggle against slavery.

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In the early 1970s when I was teaching myself how to draw and hoping, in the process, to develop an artful voice, I was also reading the great anthropologist, philosopher, poet, paleontologist, and writer Loren Eiseley.

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Robert Shetterly considers the exuberance of playful whales and the survival of baby sea turtles.

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Clyde Kennard Portrait by Robert ShetterlyChances are, you haven’t heard of Clyde Kennard, an unsung hero and martyr of the Civil Rights Movement, a man of great wisdom, compassion, gentleness, and determined courage.

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Robert Shetterly reviews Russell Libby's new, posthumously published book of poetry, What You Should Know: A Field Guide to Three Sisters Farm.

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