Editors' Notes

Maria Damon and Michelle Greenblatt
Jim Leftwich and Michelle Greenblatt
Sheila E. Murphy and Michelle Greenblatt

A Visual Conversation on Michelle Greenblatt's ASHES AND SEEDS with Stephen Harrison, Monika Mori | MOO, Jonathan Penton and Michelle Greenblatt

Letters for Michelle: with work by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Jeffrey Side, Larry Goodell, mark hartenbach, Charles J. Butler, Alexandria Bryan and Brian Kovich

Visual Poetry by Reed Altemus
Poetry by Glen Armstrong
Poetry by Lana Bella
A Eulogic Poem by John M. Bennett
Elegic Poetry by John M. Bennett
Poetry by Wendy Taylor Carlisle
A Eulogy by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Joel Chace
A Spoken Word Poem and Visual Art by K.R. Copeland
A Eulogy by Alan Fyfe
Poetry by Win Harms
Poetry by Carolyn Hembree
Poetry by Cindy Hochman
A Eulogy by Steffen Horstmann
A Eulogic Poem by Dylan Krieger
An Elegic Poem by Dylan Krieger
Visual Art by Donna Kuhn
Poetry by Louise Landes Levi
Poetry by Jim Lineberger
Poetry by Dennis Mahagin
Poetry by Peter Marra
A Eulogy by Frankie Metro
A Song by Alexis Moon and Jonathan Penton
Poetry by Jay Passer
A Eulogy by Jonathan Penton
Visual Poetry by Anne Elezabeth Pluto and Bryson Dean-Gauthier
Visual Art by Marthe Reed
A Eulogy by Gabriel Ricard
Poetry by Alison Ross
A Short Movie by Bernd Sauermann
Poetry by Christopher Shipman
A Spoken Word Poem by Larissa Shmailo
A Eulogic Poem by Jay Sizemore
Elegic Poetry by Jay Sizemore
Poetry by Felino A. Soriano
Visual Art by Jamie Stoneman
Poetry by Ray Succre
Poetry by Yuriy Tarnawsky
A Song by Marc Vincenz

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Keep Fighting / Keep Evolving

Often, the only way to learn if a battle can still be won is to keep fighting... with ever-evolving tactics, of course.

Our existing, mostly stagnant techniques have left us with undrinkable water, polluted air, and often inedible food and have most of us believing that coal is clean, nukes are green, and climate change can be reversed by switching to recycled toilet paper.

Suggestion: When faced with a daunting task, keep your toolbox full.

Let's say you're a handy man/woman/human and you get hired for a job. I'm guessing you'd bring your full toolbox to the worksite. After all, you can never be sure what might pop up and what tools you'll need. In other words, if we have a job to do, it would be illogical to decide beforehand that certain tools are off limits.

Keep all your tools at your disposal—even if some remain untouched—just in case.

Some sample "tools":

Know yourself

*We're not victims (remember: victims are helpless) but we are volunteers. Due to our compliance and/or silence and/or inaction, we've played a role in bringing our culture to the brink of social, economic, and environmental collapse.

*We're not being "attacked" for our choices. For the record, I prefer to save the word "attack" for, say, those being targeted by U.S. predator drones (subsidized by our tax dollars and thus launched in our name).

*We're not being judged as guilty. It's a little too late for that.

*We're not being judged as innocent either. We're all participants and/or witnesses.

*We may think it's not "fair" that we're the generation that has to change everything about the way we live. We make think we deserve better but to borrow from some guy named Clint: "Deserve's got nothing to do with it."

*We are not alone. There are more of us than you ever imagined. As Utah Phillips reminds us: "If you can't change (your community), if you can't make this place where you work and live better, then where can you? Just get busy." If you feel like you don't have a community, create one.

By the way, Utah Phillips also sez: "The earth is not dying. It is being killed, and the people killing it have names and addresses."

The 4 R's of defending our collective soul

Reality and Reaction



Memorize these 13 "magic words" when dealing with the Blue Bloc, I mean, cops: "I am going to remain silent. I would like to see a lawyer."

Face up to your fears

Participating in sustained direct action is rarely a popular or easy choice. It could put us at odds with our friends, family, and community. It could jeopardize our careers. It could even lead to direct conflict with law enforcement officers. Scary stuff, for sure.

But ask yourself this: What frightens you more, being judged for getting busted for disorderly conduct or comprehending that 80 percent of the world's forests are already gone? How will you answer when future generations ask what you did to defend all life on earth?

There are good reasons to be afraid, comrades. There are better reasons to be bold.


Mickey Z. is the author of eleven books, most recently the novel Darker Shade of Green. Until the laws are changed or the power runs out, he can be found on an obscure website called Facebook. "Keep Fighting / Keep Evolving" was originally published at World News Trust.

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