The New Sanctuary Movement is defying the law by sheltering seven undocumented immigrants who are at risk of deportation in churches across the country.
We are concerned about our intelligence agencies. They spy on us, toy with their appointed overseers, lie with impunity, ride roughshod over the US Constitution and torture folks. Their operations are global; the questions they raise, fundamental. But the controversy over US spy agencies is a footnote to a larger intelligence question raised by the most influential and lasting achievement of human action - the permanent degradation of earth's capacity to sustain life. We thought we were intelligent. Are we really?
In 2013, the United Nations announced that the world's agricultural needs can be met with localized organic farms. That's right, we do not need giant monocultures that pour, spray and coat our produce with massive amounts of poisons, only to create mutant pests and weeds while decimating pollinators and harming human health. Don't believe the hype: We do not need genetically modified foods "to feed the world."