Walt Whitman, This is what you shall do – from preface of Leaves of Grass

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This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.

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Living the Change series: The Future of Food

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Check out our latest short film ‘The Future of Food’! In this film, organic market gardeners Frank and Josje from Wairarapa Eco Farm CSA discuss the issues with supermarkets and why the future of sustainable food growing is in regenerative farming practices which build soil, create biodiveristy, and nourish the local community with healthy food.

Living the Change is a series of short documentary films that focus on permaculture, tiny houses, backyard gardeners, natural buildings, simple livers, and anyone with an inspiring story to tell about the transition to a new and more resilient way of life on earth in the face of the crises we’re facing.

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“Tax the Rich!” Seattle Town Hall May31, 2017 ~ Kshama Sawant

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‘Seattle residents want to take the lead in challenging our upside-down tax system, raising new revenue to protect against Trump budget cuts and to make Seattle a city for everyone, not just for the rich!’

http://seattle.carpediem.cd/events/3644297-pack-city-hall-first-hearing-on-seattle-progressive-income-tax-at-seattle-city-hall/

http://sawant.seattle.gov/d3-tax-the-rich-town-hall/

 

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