Posted 7 months ago on Sept. 28, 2012, 2:22 p.m. EST by tallscott
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Current Issue: September 2012
What Happened to America?- by James C. Henderson: Just a few decades ago, the entire world was becoming a better place to live, and America was leading the way with the 40 hour work week, employer provided health benefits, weekends, and paid vacation. So what happened?
This is Not Sparta- by Scott Thompson: Activists sometimes need courage to stand up to repressive power- but we should be mindful about what kind of courage we choose to emphasize.
I don’t want to be a puppet on a string—we are all individual, creative natures!- by Axel Patzold
Loose in the World- a poem by James C. Henderson.
Occupy Spirituality- by Scott Thompson: Vertical power structures have worked about as well in the history of religion as they have in our secular history, which is not at all. From popes preaching crusades to cult leaders ordering their followers to commit mass suicide, spiritual leaders have again and again given the lie to the idea that we need leaders at all. Spirituality of that type is all too often just a prop to the existing power structure. Spirituality of the Occupy type is something else entirely.
Hallucination- a poem by by Athena M. Henderson.
The Value of Democracy- An essay by Davis L. Gonzalez of Occupy Saint Paul.