An insane system

An insane system

A recent article in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound describes legislation to make shipping fossil fuels through the Salish Sea safer. It’s all about tug boats and the speed of ships and modeling risk. At no point in the discussion–either in the article, or...
All Oppression is Connected

All Oppression is Connected

All oppression is related to resource extraction. Whether that resource is black Africans forced into slavery, a massive energy resource that powered settler-colonial America…. or the resource is women’s reproductive power, exploited by men who restrict...
Name Change

Name Change

I have changed the name of this web site from “Art for Climate Change” to “Art for Culture Change” to better reflect the need to change our entire settler colonial culture, our entire way of life that is based on extraction and consumption....
I cannot breathe

I cannot breathe

Sometimes the news is so sickeningly awful, so disgusting, so disheartening, I can’t even breathe. “A report by cabinet ministers in Botswana has recommended lifting a four-year hunting ban and the introduction of elephant culling. After months of public...
The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal

One of the reasons we’re killing the planet is because we prefer our delusions to what is real. For our own comfort, we convince ourselves we’re merely “developing natural resources” rather than understand we are committing ecocide. Now that it’s become increasingly...
In The Belly Of The Whale

In The Belly Of The Whale

Julie Sperling’s latest work is “In The Belly Of The Whale”. She writes: “In November 2018, a dead sperm whale washed up on an Indonesian shore. It had 5.9 kilograms of plastic waste in its stomach. Drinking cups, pop bottles, flip flops,...