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To destroy a forest is an act of greater seriousness than we have yet grasped. But to destroy the earth itself is to destroy the possibility of recovery.

The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer.

Woman as sharer and carer, woman as earth mother, woman as guardian of small rituals—these images are as old as time.

Its leaders speak the language of social concern, yet their strategy is marked by extreme caution, an avoidance of any appearance of radicalism.

Only one thing that the black woman might hear.

It is scarcely news that the President is in the mainstream of popular American credulity. He has been nurtured in the same rich loam of folk ignorance, historical figment and paranormal intellectual constructs as millions of his fellow citizens.

The rulers of our world subject us to lectures about the need to oppose terrorism while they prepare, daily and hourly, for the annihilation of us all.

The cold war has become a habit, an addiction, supported by very powerful material interests in each bloc.

I hope we might meet as rebels together—not against one another, but against a social order that condemns so many of us to meaningless or degrading work in return for a glimpse of commodified pleasures.

Rather than sizzle or suffocate, let us get on with imagining a new America.

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