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Things our house and land have taught us

We moved to our new place a little over a year ago now. I keep thinking of this thing Ed Begley said, something along the lines of, “A house is like a ship. You have to keep the ship running.” I heard those words back when we were living in Bushwick, Brooklyn, living in a […]

If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work

If you’re unemployed it’s not because there isn’t any work Just look around: A housing shortage, crime, pollution; we need better schools and parks. Whatever our needs, they all require work. And as long as we have unsatisfied needs, there’s work to be done. So ask yourself, what kind of world has work but no […]

I Am a Hypocrite

I Am a Hypocrite from Ari Evergreen on Vimeo. How do you know if you’re a good or bad person? Do those categories even make sense? Please let me know what you think about this video – your emails and comments mean a lot to me. Thanks!

The moment I stopped eating meat

After I made my Vegan Evolution video, I realized I had left out an important story – the moment I stopped eating meat! Watch this short video to learn about the pivotal moment in my life when I went from being a meat lover, to never eating meat again. the moment i stopped eating meat […]

Three Excellent Queer Films

It’s nice that not every gay movie these days has to be about AIDS and/or gay bashing. Not that these aren’t vital topics or that these films don’t avoid them entirely, but I’m hungry for queer narratives with subtlety, nuance and heart. These three are recent discoveries that really blew my mind.

VIDEO: My Vegan Evolution

Thanks so much for the encouraging comments and emails about my confession video! I have another one for you here – it’s 25 minutes long but I hope it’s interesting. I’ll make the next one shorter. Vegan Evolution from Ari Evergreen on Vimeo. This video is about my vegan evolution, so you get to hear […]

Three Special Caves

Caves are so interesting. They’re as large and beautiful as cathedrals or temples, but they’re natural. No one had to haul stone to make these huge spaces – they just grew that way. Here are images of three caves so mysterious and awe-inspiring that they’ve become religious pilgrimage sites… 1. Batu Caves, Malaysia (Photo by […]

Black Gold

If only our schools realized how racist they were and changed their curricula, we’d be in a different world. If you know folks who work in education, let them know about Planning to Change the World, a planbook for teachers. Shira’s been doing their graphic design for a few years now; we wish our teachers […]

MUSIC: A 2012 Playlist

On this momentous May Day, some songs to inspire personal and global revolution. We’re of the mindset that we are experiencing a broad shift in consciousness towards compassion and justice. Want to join us?

Clearcutting and whalehunting

Now I’ve seen clearcutting for the first time. Forests so deep and rich they’re like cathedrals, the trees dripping with moss and ferns, alive with singing birds, and then – acres and acres of silent dry land and dessicated stumps. I visited a museum of Native American culture and read a lot of texts celebrating […]

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