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magazine, a progressive journal of rural and city life, ecology, arts and letters,
and peace from a Northwest prospective. As you will notice over the next couple
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This summer, we look at issues of sustainability around the world, shadows of
not forgotten ancestors in war, peace and poems. And much more.
West By Northwest.org is beginning the process of becoming an official non-profit
organization thanks to a generous gift by A. Stanley Thompson. He invites you to
join him in supporting the work of West By Northwest. Thank you very much, Stanley.
We are happy to announce the first four recipients of The Best of West By Northwest.org
Award for their contributions to electronic journalism and media. We determined the
honorees by the quality of their work and the number of hits from around the world
to their articles. This year's awards are shared by Alaskan writer Paula Sanders
McCarron, Oregonian historian Lois Barton, Oregonian environmentalist Barbara Kelley
and Northern California writer and reporter Mary DeDanan.
*Also we are grateful to all the generous contributors who share their talent and
make this magazine possible*.
This July 2002 Update is dedicated to the memory of Trim Bissell who grew from a scholar to rebel
to an international labor activist, fine artist and peace activist.
And we remember Walt
Taylor who authored a visionary "blueprint" on
Waging Peace for a Living: An Action Plan for Survival of Life on Earth.
Voices for the World
Introducing Bill Thomson's
Middle East Update. His compiled reports are fresh daily.
of Peace, our zine within a zine, includes Cathy
Woods' Letter from B.C., a Hopi Elder Message, Civil Rights and Dirty Bombs from
the NY Times and more.
Pam Fitzpatrick and photographer Paul Dix declare ¡Volveremos! A project to document Living with the Consequences of
US Policy in Central America.
Africa: Peace with
Justice Northwest Tour starts in San Francisco with African
scholars and activists.
in Pursuit of Peace: Thoughts on Israel/Palestine.
Sarah Shields asks Please Dad, Tell Me: How Do I Stop Being Complicit?
Peg Morton's My
School of the Americas (SOA) Saga. Who is on trial? expanded version.
Web links to The Progressive and Christian Science Monitor about Colombia's new president
and the US plan to protect oil lines and so much more.
Erbin Crowell considers Coffee and Fair Trade.
Janet Larson of the Earth Policy Institute looks at why worldwide Illegal Logging Threatens Ecological and Economic Stability.
Voices of the Nation
Yucky Yucca! From Public Citizen on the NEI to Science Magazine's Nuclear Waste: Yucca Mountain
by Rodney C. Ewing and Allison Macfarlane. Also an open letter from John La Forge of Nukewatch on the proposed national
Yucca Mountain nuclear waste depository.
Orion Online interviews Greg Watson of the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust in
to the People.
George Lewandowski, YellowTimes.org Content Director wonders Has God finally given us what we truly deserve? Lord have mercy.
Mary DeDanan examines the Ecstasy of Ecology - Penny Livingston and the Permaculture Institute.
Normon Solomon reflects on the anniversary of Watergate and considers India and Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons and Media Fog and the USA's "War On Terrorism":
Winking At Nuclear Terror.
M.G. Hudson asks us to Consider the Case of Patricia Sweets: The Failing Safety Net of Publicly
Financed Health Insurance.
The Living Arts
powells.com Author Norton Juster talks with our own Dave Weich: "The Phantom Tollbooth is more than
a great adventure; it's playful celebration of language and of life... and one of
my favorite books in the world."
Meet Oliver Chin. He draws hilarious, political cartoons. Visit this S.F. artist
in a Room with a Zoo.
Michael Moore, film maker and author, opens his own Mike's Office of Homeland Security.
Our international correspondent, actor and director Patrick Morris, writes on the
role of the Royal
Pains, the ones at Windsor, not Washington.
High Plains Films releases This Is Nowhere, a documentary about RV travelers
who camp Wal-Mart.
Meet Skip Schiel, an remarkable photographer -- with a focused purpose! Visit a participating
Delight in Guy Weese's Summer
in the City Photos from That Photo Guy! featuring public
sculpture of Portland.
Doug Tanour's Exodus
Poems are a tour de force transcending time, myth and shadows
of not forgotten ancestors.
A French Revival? Painter/poet Jane Farmer uses the medieval villanelle form
of poetry illustrated with her own work.
Lois Barton remembers the Cedar Tree in her tribute villanelle poem.
Check out Oregon Shakespeare
Festival's year round season featuring timeless and new
There is a connection between Crouching Tiger music score and Mr. J. S. Bach! Tan
Dun comes to the 33rd Bach
Festival for the Water Passion After St. Matthew.
West By Northwest's WebWise Links
Best of the
Web, Focus on the Environment.
Big Books, Small Press
Explore a few small presses with big ideas. We look
at Waging Peace
, The Magic Fish, When Spirits Come
Calling, Saving Wilderness in the Oregon Cascades and Cradle to Cradle.
Autobiography and Non-fiction
Barbara S. Thompson's My
Life chronicles her life journey with astonishing honesty
and clarity. Chapter 4, Moving Out West to Los Angeles.
The Tales of Jim Foreman. A man, a bike and the open roads of the West.
Voices of the Northwest - Environment
in the News
James Johnston of Cascadia Wildlands Project warns:
Ancient Forest Falling at Berry
Go Fish! The question is where - Near-total Shutdown Looms for Rockfish along West Coast by Jonathan Brinckman from The Oregonian.
Of Splendor, the wonders of Crater Lake National Park by
The Oregonian's Michael Milstein. Photo courtesy of Jon Howell.
Waldo Lake, an ecological treasure, has a champion in the
Waldo Wilderness Council.
The proposed energy plant near Smith Rock, a former Enron subsidiary, has a new owner:
Cogentrix to Aquila,
Going from Bad to Worse? by Mary Zemke.
It's that time of year again, spray time. Northwest Coalition for Alternative to Pesticides
has some web resources for you.
The Trust for Public Lands has a mission and means to preserve special places here in the NW and the
Voices of Spencer Creek Valley
Margie Ferguson's Heron Watching Update.
Lois Barton's Sunnyside of Spencer Butte, The Cat That Flew and Sauerkraut and All That.
Jonnie Lauch's electronic debut in Nighttime Intruder.
One for All and All for One: A Look at the Health Care for All Campaign in Oregon
by M.G. Hudson
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