Love and Solidarity

Over the past month, in preparation for Colombia, I have been reading both Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed and a collection of essays, Peace, Democracy, Human Rights in Colombia, edited by Christopher Welna and Gustavo Gallon. In his book on popular education, Freire states, “The oppressor is solidarity with the oppressed only when[s]he stops

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The Empire of Climate

I’ve been listening to some very interesting BBC radio podcasts on climate. Written and produced by David Livingstone, they explore the way culture and societies have interacted and  thought about climate. For example, did you know that many people consider that the infamous Salem witch hunts took place because of adverse weather? The way we

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