“The praxis of peace lies not in creating peace, but in creating the material conditions under which peace can thrive. I believe Hiroshima, perhaps more than any other place, has the power to bridge the gap between truth-speakers, justice-seekers, earth-defenders, and anti-warriors the world over by linking the struggle against nuclear weapons and war with the fight for justice and the environment.”
“In this world gripped by natural disasters and conflict, people come to Hiroshima from every nation seeking answers on how to rebuild and persevere. We have a responsibility to warn the world of the catastrophe ahead, and to shine our light on a better path. We owe it to the victims who came before, and to the future generations who will inherit what we create today.”
My role was to edit this piece and get it out to Bark’s list ASAP in order to stop a proposed logging operation that was threatening Northern Spotted Owl habitat on Mt. Hood.
“Whenever it rains, water washes over every inch of road in the forest. And as each drop heads downhill toward the waterways that line our forest valleys, they carry with them little souvenirs from their roadtrips.”
It was up to me to edit this piece, and prepare a signup page for folks who were interested in Bark’s then-new campaign to remove old logging roads from Mt. Hood National Forest.
In the Bark office there was always contention about using social media logos, because to do so was to indirectly promote—and tacitly endorse—for-profit social media companies.