Weekly Update: July 31

We are thrilled that A Beautiful Resistance #2, The Fire is Here, has been arriving in the hands of those who have already placed orders! If you are not one of those folks, you can still get a copy here. And here is a review of the issue (already!).

Coming to your web reader of choice this week, writing on G&R includes an interview by guest author William Hawes with Richard Oxman, a review of Pagan Leadership Anthology (from yours truly), a poem and essay about harvest and connection to the land from Linda Boeckhout, and an essay on how religion and politics intertwine from Yvonne Aburrow.

Various and Sundry

The second Many Gods West polytheist gathering in Olympia, Washington, is starting in less than a week; online pre-registration will end on Monday, August 1, but registration will still be taken at the door (for details see this Facebook post).

A spot of good news for watersheds, especially for those inhabiting areas immediately adjacent to large rivers: Popularity of Big Hydropower Projects Diminishes Around the World. Large dams are destructive to ecosystems and human communities, especially indigenous or poorer communities, and costly, often far exceeding their original budgets. Other forms of renewable energy (like solar and wind) are faster to build, less expensive, and less destructive to their locations. There are still big hydropower projects in process, but “the level of investment in big water-powered electricity projects has been flat for much of the last decade, and is now being overwhelmed by financing for renewable energy, led by wind and solar power.”

Moving to a much smaller scale, here is a short video and some text about the efforts being made on a 20-acre island in Illinois to restore the population of a species of plant that grows nowhere else. The Kankakee mallow is one of the rarest species of plants in the United States, and has had problems with invasive species crowding it out; the lack of wildfire in its habitat has contributed to the problem. The “READ MORE” link at the link goes into more history about the restoration of the plant, which – fortunately – has seed that can hang out in the soil for years, until the right conditions, including fire, are brought back.

Traditional approaches to work and relationships provide numerous benefits over new technologies. The “Cats at Work” program in the city of Chicago provides feral cats, considered “unadoptable,” with “work” in one of the most traditional cat professions there is: keeping rodents. In return, the cats are provided secure housing, food, and other care overseen by the shelter running the program. The program has been running for over a decade and, in addition to reducing ineffective methods of rat control (like poison), it provides beneficial emotional relationships for the humans hosting or living near their local “working cats.”

Lastly, if 2016 is getting you down too much, take a quick scroll through this list of positive things that have happened as a reminder that it isn’t all bad all the time – or maybe file it away to read a little bit at a time while we finish out the year.

Weekly Update: 3 July

On the Schedule

Next week we will bring you writing from Rhyd Wildermuth, Dr. Bones on “The Magic of Crime,” more of the “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism” from Sable Aradia, and an essay on Brexit and racism by Yvonne Aburrow.

beautifulfirefrontcoverThe Digital Edition of A Beautiful Resistance 2: The Fire Is Here is now available! Order your copy here. Those of you waiting for the print edition do not have much longer to wait…. it should begin shipping soon. Watch this space for updates.

News and Other Reading

Holocaust survivor, writer, and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, who was known for his lifelong stands against bigotry, denouncing genocide and repression in many countries, has died. In his Nobel acceptance speech, he said:

. . . I have tried to keep memory alive, that I have tried to fight those who would forget, because if we forget, we are guilty, we are accomplices.

. . . We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.

May his example be followed a thousand thousand times and more.

Manny Tejeda-Moreno writes at The Wild Hunt about recent horrible events, an extremely endangered amphibian, and a way to survive and thrive in uncertain, upsetting times inspired by that creature.

The Susitna River is the fourth longest dam-free river in the United States, and looks to remain that way after the proposed, and protested, Susitna dam project was cancelled by Alaska’s governor last week, due to budgetary concerns and a great deal of opposition by people concerned about the proposed dam’s impacts to the river, several salmon species, and other wildlife, as well human uses of the river (like tourism and fishing).

And, twelve years after it was first proposed (and objected to) Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, which would have carried tar sands oil from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia, had its approval overturned by the Federal Court of Appeal, which found that the government “failed to properly consult the First Nations affected by the pipeline.” Enbridge says it is still committed to the pipeline, but “At every turn you’re going, you are seeing nails in the coffin of the Enbridge project,” said Peter Lantin, president of the council of the Haida Nation, one of the parties that appealed. “I don’t think there’s enough room for another nail in the coffin.”

It’s up to you now, and we shall help you – that my past does not become your future. -Elie Wiesel, Speech at UN World Peace Day, September 21, 2006

Weekly Update: Solstice Edition

Well, here we are: at the end of a terribly rough week, nearly halfway through a year that has already seemed unusually bad. Part of what has helped me cope with it all has been the good company I’ve been in in my pagan circles, which includes the writing I find here.

On the schedule for the next week are posts from G&R regulars Rhyd Wildermuth, Sable Aradia, James Lindenschmidt, Linda Boeckhout, and Sophia Burns. Their topics will cover such things as finding gods “in the dumpster,” spiritual activism, capitalism, the commons, and the Orlando shooting.

Additionally, on Tuesday the 21st — in honor of the Solstice by all its names — we have Wayne Martin Mellinger with his first piece for Gods & Radicals: Nature Religions and Revolutionary Social Change: Advancing a Practical Theology for Spiritual Activism. This is a longer piece for us, but it’s worth the investment since it gives a nice topography of the spiritual-activism space and will be of value to our communities.

beautifulfirefrontcoverThe Digital Edition of A Beautiful Resistance 2: The Fire Is Here is now available! Order your copy here. Those of you waiting for the print edition do not have much longer to wait…. it should begin shipping soon. Watch this space for updates.

Other Things

From my collection of “things people who read this website might appreciate”:

We have put together a ritual to commemorate the dead of Orlando. We suggest that it be performed after the solstice but before the end of June. It can be performed alone or with your group. We have tried to make it adaptable to any Pagan or polytheist practice. Also available in Italian.

Editor Commentary

I didn’t understand that “bisexual” was an option when I was a teenager in a rural high school in the 90s. I only knew from how some of my classmates slandered others as “gay” or “lesbian” – and it was always, always meant as an insult – that there were dangerous ways to be. Very few of my friends were openly supportive of the idea of being queer, even if they also disliked some of the homophobic laws being proposed in my state. So I didn’t acknowledge my sexuality to myself until I was in my 20s, and felt for a long time I didn’t really belong in the queer community.

My social circles since my mid-20s have been matter-of-factly queer-friendly and included a lot of out folk. My pagan social circles, which are my social circles these days, seem to be majority LGBTQIA/MOGAI/QUILTBAG/queer/etc., and that has been fantastic. I can talk about my ex-girlfriend and talking to gods in the same conversation and no one bats an eye!

The last week has been so, so terrible; I’m simply heartbroken over the homophobic murders and attempted murders at Pulse. Learning more about who was actually there that night has just made it worse: It was Latinx Night; the headlining performers were trans; people of color are already victims of homophobic and transphobic violence more than white people. A lot of people were from other countries, and some are/were undocumented, and this makes it even harder for them and/or their families . . .

I’ve seen some very good thoughtful writing and some very powerful emotional writing about all of this, but I am kind of at a loss to add to that now.

Take care of yourselves, okay? Take care of each other. Keep on loving.

Weekly Update: June 5

We’re having a shockingly hot weekend in Oregon, to be followed by a much more normal week, with this great schedule of writing and podcast to enjoy along with the cooler temperatures:

  • From Rhyd Wildermuth, the short but powerful “Brighid in the Dumpster, Brân in the Bad Heroin.”
  • “Poverty, Worth and the Hovering Ghost of Calvin,” from Alley Valkyrie.
  • A review from Sable Aradia of the book 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism.
  • Yvonne Aburrow writes about metapolitics and religion in “With our thoughts we make the world.”
  • James Lindenschmidt brings us another podcast, “The Deeper Magic Of The Commons.”
  • And wrapping things up, an essay about petrochemicals from one of our newest writers, Gersande.

Additional Recommended Reading

At this link you can find a series of essays about one activist’s experience recognizing and starting to understand, and recover from, burnout.

More history for you: The Invention of Capitalism: How a Self-Sufficient Peasantry was Whipped Into Industrial Wage Slaves “…everyone but an idiot knows that the lower classes must be kept poor, or they will never be industrious.” —Arthur Young; 1771

This one’s been making the social media rounds, but in case you missed it, Your Latte Isn’t Why You’re in Debt, and the People Who Say It Is Are Lying to You is worth a read, as it goes into just how the financial “advice” about how those few dollars a day was generated in the first place (spoiler: it involves really sketchy math).

Here is something lovely, for yourself and birds and invertebrates (and probably certain of the Neighbors, too), if you have outside space you can work with: How to Grow a Meadow.

Weekly Update: 29 May

Gods & Radicals This Week

After one of the best weeks in recent memory on this site, with several really thought-provoking articles, we have another strong week in store. Early in the week will be “What Wants Us Gone” by Rhyd Wildermuth. We have two new writers making their debut on Gods & Radicals, “Magical Arts and Sacred Geographies” by Gersande La Flèche, and “For Low & Middle Class Unity” by Martin Christensen. Later in the week will be Kadmus’ “The Original Sacred,” “Free Against Hope” by Sophia Burns, and the long-overdue return of the Crafted Recordings Podcast with “Episode 7: The Deeper Magic of the Commons.” I’m excited about this episode, which will contain music by The Droimlins and interviews with Peter Linebaugh, George Caffentzis, Massimo de Angelis, and David Bollier, along with another contribution from Dr. Bones.

The print journal — A Beautiful Resistance #2 — is still in process, but sadly there have been some delays in production. Be patient — this amazing issue is still in the works and we’ll have more information as soon as it is available.

Rhyd Wildermuth & Alley Valkyrie. Photo by Rhyd Wildermuth
Rhyd Wildermuth & Alley Valkyrie. Photo by Rhyd Wildermuth

As many of you are probably aware, Rhyd Wildermuth and Alley Valkyrie are, more or less, the spiritual progenitors of Gods & Radicals, given that this project was inspired by their Pagan anti-Capitalist presentation at a conference a year or two ago. They are presently on a sabbatical & pilgrimage in Europe. Both are documenting their experiences on their sites (Paganarch and The Scallop and the Dusk), as well as their various social media presences. If you enjoy their writings and photographs, please consider supporting them if you have the means via Paypal (Rhyd here and Alley here) or Patreon (Rhyd here and Alley here).

G&R Board Member and writer Syren Nagakyrie launched a Patreon drive this week, and is very close to her first goal. It’s so important that we support one another, as far outside the mechanisms of capital as possible.

Links

Quite a few articles caught my eye this week. Among them were:

  • Seeing Wetiko: On Capitalism, Mind Viruses, and Antidotes for a World in Transition
    Wetiko is an Algonquin word for a cannibalistic spirit that is driven by greed, excess, and selfish consumption (in Ojibwa it is windigo, wintiko in Powhatan). It deludes its host into believing that cannibalizing the life-force of others (others in the broad sense, including animals and other forms of Gaian life) is a logical and morally upright way to live. Wetiko short-circuits the individual’s ability to see itself as an enmeshed and interdependent part of a balanced environment and raises the self-serving ego to supremacy. It is this false separation of self from nature that makes this cannibalism, rather than simple murder.”
  • Let’s not abolish sex work. Let’s abolish all work
    “I support the abolition of sex work – but only in so far as I support the abolition of work in general, where ‘work’ is understood as ‘the economic and moral obligation to sell your labour to survive’. I don’t believe that forcing people to spend most of their lives doing work that demeans, sickens and exhausts them for the privilege of having a dry place to sleep and food to lift to their lips is a ‘morally neutral act’.”
  • White Niceness as the Enemy of Black Liberation
    “Niceness is about convenience. It’s about our comfort. It’s about control. It can never include disruptions. It is exactly what MLK disparages in his ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail’ as a ‘negative peace’, set up to keep the status quo.”
  • Recovery & Radicalism
    “The word addict has a ton of baggage. It bears the weight of the racist war on drugs coupled with the debate about whether addiction is appropriately categorized/pathologized as a medical condition or ‘disease’. We recognize that those, and other related concepts are connotations when we use the word. It’s frustrating to us to explain that we use it differently.”
  • Stolen People on Stolen Land: Decolonizing While Black
    “Searching for the answer brings me face to face with a difficult reality—a reality that means it is understood and acknowledged that I am here as a result of theft of life and culture. This feeling is hollowing and a specific loss of self and personhood unique to that of a non-Indigenous slave descendant. The denial of ever having a true anchor even if able to completely dismantle the settler system.”

The Working Class in France and Elsewhere

For a politically-engaged American, the present situation in France is a lesson in contrast, if nothing else. Four years ago, President François Hollande was elected on a socialist platform quite reminiscent of one leftist (by US standards) campaign this year in the US, emphasizing containing wealth stratification and increasing France’s social safety net. Now, just a few years after his populist victory, this same President is trying to combat high unemployment rates by curbing workers’ rights and increasing the power of employers to reduce pay, fire employees (presumably to to then hire lower-waged replacements), and cut back on customary leave and vacation times.

The French did not passively accept this situation. They have taken to the streets by the hundreds of thousands, protesting and participating in a General Strike. You see, French workers pride themselves on having a society with laws that protect workers’ rights, including the 35 hour work week, strongly regulated paid leave, and an inability of an employer to fire a worker “at will,” requiring long and expensive legal processes, along with a specific reason to fire someone. They have strong labor unions, including the Confédération générale du travail (CGT) — General Confederation of Labour, or the first and largest confederation of labor unions in France, and as such are much more organized and effective than American workers.

These unions provide a way for workers to not only consolidate their power in opposition to capital, but also an infrastructure where workers can help take care of one another. One intriguing example emerged this week with The Babayagas’ House, a feminist alternative to the “old folks home.”

Vive la CGT. Photo by Alley Valkyrie
Vive la CGT. Photo by Alley Valkyrie

In addition to the protests, the General Strike happening in France have created disruptions in conveniences, including limited power availability, less available gasoline, blocked motorways & bridges, flaming barricades, train disruptions, and other inconveniences. French workers seem to take these everyday hassles in stride, knowing that they are a consequence of the struggle for the greater good.

Meanwhile, here in the US, the last general strike was in Oakland in 1946. Well before most of us were born. As such the working conditions are quite different. Minimum wage workers can’t afford rent in any American city. This week, one American worker killed his wife of more than 50 years in her sleep, because she had been ill for so long and could not afford her medication.

The context of these struggles is Capitalism, or more specifically Neoliberal Capitalism. For over 40 years, Neoliberalism has had a stranglehold on America and much of the world, resulting in the annihilation of the middle class and systematic wage suppression & stagnation. This has created signs of a new class: the Precariat (as explored last week by Dr. Bones) and even the Unnecessariat. Amidst this suffering, the 5 largest tech corporations now control 30% of the privatized cash in the US (outside the financial institutions).

Some are predicting that America is on the brink of profound social, economic, and political change. We will see. In the meantime, American workers should pay close attention to what French workers are fighting for.

Weekly Update: 15 May

A Beautiful Resistance #2: The Fire Is Here is getting closer! We will provide updates for the journal shipments soon. In the meantime, it’s never too late to order a copy!

And, writers, get your thinking caps on, because the call for papers for Issue #3 is just over the horizon. And in the meantime, you can always send us your writing for publication here on the site.

Coming This Week

This week, we have on the docket “The Revolution Is Never Easy” from Sable Aradia, as well as “The Violent & The Dead” from  Rhyd Wildermuth on homelessness,  global warming, and shit. Later in the week, look for “The Art Of BreastFeeding” by Linda Boeckhout, and a poem from Hunter Hall. And as always, surprises are bound to show up at the last minute.

Links

New Public Domain Political Posters Archive

The University of Michigan have released a fabulous history lesson: the Labadie Collection of public domain political posters “covering social protest movements such as Anarchism, Civil Liberties, Colonialism, Communism, Ecology, Labor, Pacifism, Sexual Freedom, Socialism, Women, and Youth/Student Protest. Some are from the first half of the 20th century, but the majority are from the 1960s and later. Many are undated.”

I have a feeling you will be seeing many of these posters here on Gods & Radicals in the future.

#WhiteRoseRevolt

The White Rose Society #whiteroserevolt
The White Rose Society #whiteroserevolt

Since Fascism is ever on the rise throughout the world, the White Rose Society is reforming, with local chapters throughout North America and the World. The original White Rose Society “was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany.” Their principles are clearly stated and interesting to read. If you like & support these principles, then you may wish to get involved.

Jury Nullification

"Now, Jurymen, hear my advice." Public Domain.
“Now, Jurymen, hear my advice.” Public Domain.

Have you ever been called for Jury Duty? Jury Nullification — “the power that jurors have to find a defendant not guilty even if they think that he committed the crime” — is a very important tactic we have at our disposal to fight unfair, discriminatory, and racist practices in the US legal system. Despite its power, it remains little-known or used. This interview with Paul Butler is a great introduction to the topic.

Wilhelm Reich documentary

Associate Warden's Record Card for Wilhelm Reich, Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary, March 1957. Public Domain
Associate Warden’s Record Card for Wilhelm Reich, Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary, March 1957. Public Domain

Was he a madman? A charlatan? Or one of the 20th century’s most insightful voices on consciousness? Whatever you think of Wilhelm Reich, the fact remains that his treatment by the US government is a fascinating case study. In 1956, he was arrested, his laboratory in Maine destroyed by police officers with axes, and 6 tons of his books & laboratory notes were burned. He died in prison less than two years later.

There is currently a documentary about his life in production by The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust, so if you are a fan or want to learn more, you can support their Indiegogo campaign.

Electile Dysfunction

Election season has arrived here in the United States. For this radical, it stirs up a hornets nest of conflicting thoughts and feelings. The anarchist in me abhors the very concept of choosing my master, even if we take the American Dream literally and fetishize the Republic as a form of government. We can’t really do that, of course, because we know corruption is rampant, elections can be hacked, and the unification of state and market power that has created much of the suffering in the world will not yield its power without a struggle.

But at the same time, I have to acknowledge the fact that of the 3 mainstream candidates still running, each will affect this suffering differently. This more pragmatic & utilitarian approach demands that I act intelligently, toward manifesting the outcome I prefer, using whatever paths forward are available to me. So sure, I can rationalize voting, particularly when one candidate stands out in my mind as being less harmful than the others.

Yet, I harbor no illusions that even if the most progressive candidate wins the general election and becomes President, they will face quite a lot of resistance from capitalist power structures. Despite the many failures of the neoliberal model of capitalism that has been in force since the early 1970s, the capitalists will not want to revert to a Keynesian mode of capitalism that existed from the end of World War II until then, and is (more or less) represented by one current campaign and message.

Public domain image from Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
Public domain image from Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan

In other words, none of the current candidates are radical candidates by any stretch in the context of American politics over the past few decades. As Noam Chomsky reminds us, progressive ideas & positions “would not have surprised President Eisenhower, who said, in fact, that anyone who does not accept New Deal programs doesn’t belong in the American political system. That’s now considered very radical.”

Furthermore, let us not forget what happened in Greece, where a leftist (by comparison to other candidates) came out of nowhere with wide popular support and won the election, only to capitulate soon after to the demands of capital.

No matter who wins the presidential election, work will need to continue well beyond election day. Merely winning an election does not provide a mechanism to dismantle the existing power structures, unless the popular movement has the ability to defeat the counter-revolutionary tactics of disinformation, military action (or the threat thereof), and economic terrorism with the capitalist infrastructures and austerity, all of which will be waged in full force against any effort — “legitimate” or not — threatening their hold on power.

Weekly Update: 8 May

Greetings, fellow travelers.

beautifulfirefrontcover It’s feeling unseasonably summer-like here in parts of the northern hemisphere, but the calendar says we’re only halfway through spring.

The calendar also says we have pieces coming up this week from Rhyd Wildermuth, Fjothr Lokakvan, and Yvonne Aburrow.

And now is also a good time to order copies of A Beautiful Resistance #2: The Fire is Here.

Links

At The Wild Hunt, Alley Valkyrie shares a piece about connections to ancestors and place and home in “Familial Spirits and Old Furniture.”

The Oregonian has two recent articles that may be of interest: “Methodists may be model for how to remain United despite differences,” which describes the decision-making structure of the Methodist church, and different perspectives of people within the church about how they see strong moral differences working out – or not. The second article,  “Pagans find belonging in blossoming congregation,” describes the Columbia Grove, ADF’s work in the Portland, Oregon, area.

Lastly, a sampling of articles about using the right technology and design for people and place:

Speaking of the earth and offerings, consider the following as it relates to the practice of reciprocity:

ecology: the relationships between a group of living things and their environment (one of the definitions from Merriam-Webster)

 

 

Weekly Update, 1 November

 

Today, Gods&Radicals is officially half-a-year old!  Our official launch date for the site was Beltane of this year, though we started by posting articles earlier, and the non-profit publisher which runs Gods&Radicals was voted to existence on May 1st.

Thanks for reading us thus far!

Links

Heathen Chinese (who also has a piece in A Beautiful Resistance) has written a great piece for the Wild Hunt about Indigenous Struggles in California’s Bay Area.

Margaret Killjoy writes about Disaster Fatigue, and the hope of Nihilism: The Fires Out West

Speaking of fires, Monsanto in France has had more to worry about then their plummeting financial losses.

Fjothr Lokakvan wrote about the recovery of the Elwha River after dam-removal–wanna see it now? (We recommend no sound–the music’s horrible)

(this week, we’re introducing a new series, an (re)introduction to the writers at Gods&Radicals.)

Writer: Linda Boeckhout

Linda posted her first piece on Gods&Radicals on June 2nd, 2015, and is also currently our only writer in continental Europe.  Bringing an important non-Anglo perspective to the questions of Paganism and Capitalism, her poetry and prose evoke the hidden beauty and fleeting wonder of a land made prosperous–and thus fallow–by the rise of mercantilist capitalism.   In her most recent piece, Europa & The Bull, Linda speaks to the rise of magic elsewhere, but the slowness of such return in her homeland:

Maybe the far west is an outpost yet again. So are the Isles of Britain and Ireland, where somehow more of the otherworldly magic has managed to survive. The names of the Old Gods and Goddesses are spoken there once more, after a long period of being forsaken and forgotten. I would like to join in, but the atmosphere here on the continent is one of rational and secular doubt, pervading all joy, and religious apathy. Perhaps it is fear, of the dirty mirrors these old names conjure.

A list of her pieces for Gods&Radicals can be found here, and she also writes at her own blog, The Flailing Dutchwoman.

Quote

The body is a site of resistance. Resistance to Capitalism and Patriarchy may begin with a glimmer of a theoretical idea, realization, or hope. But those ideas must flower in relation to our lived, embodied experience. Resistance begins in these personal moments, in the ways we love, the ways we
bleed, the ways we live and die.

–Niki Whiting, “Our Bodies Are Not Machines,”

in A Beautiful Resistance

(Photo credit Aaron Shenewolf, whose images also appear in A Beautiful Resistance)

There Was a World Before Capitalism, There Will Be A World After

Starhawk (1951-present); witch, ecofeminist, activist.  Perhaps the only living self-proclaimed Pagan to be recognized as influential to Anti-Capitalists, Marxists, and Feminists alike.
Starhawk (1951-present); witch, ecofeminist, activist. Perhaps the only living  Pagan to be recognized as influential to Anti-Capitalists, Marxists, and Feminists regardless of religious persuasion.

Welcome to the second month of Gods&Radicals!

On Monday, we’ll feature Christopher Scott Thompson‘s essay regarding Honor.

Wednesday, look for John Monroe‘s first essay for Gods&Radicals: “Remarks on Capital, Feminism, and Deicide”

And Friday, Dizzy Witch’s essay on Guerrilla Witchcraft.

Things to read elsewhere

Peter Grey wrote a fantastic essay called The Total Collapse of Our Living Systems a few weeks ago.

Also on that same site, we recommend John Beckett‘s “Building the World To Come”  Also, John Halstead weighs the primacy of the material or the spiritual in “Putting Marx in His Place.”

Gods&Radicals writer Crystal Blanton writes about the Personal Toll of Activism at The Wild Hunt.

Also, political theorist and Pagan Gus DiZerega has published several particularly useful essays regarding Capitalism.  They’re long but quite worth the time. Start here.

As far as news…unfortunately, Capitalism’s still around.  And more fracking sites have exploded.

Site News

In lieu of a glossary entry this week, here’s some updates about the site.

As we mentioned, Gods&Radicals has been around for a month, and we’ve already noticed a significant impact in the conversations regarding Paganism and Capitalism elsewhere, and not just in the American Pagan internet discourse.  A significant portion of our readership is global, a humbling fact; we’re proud to be broadening the discourse not just on Pagan Anti-Capitalism, but on Paganism itself.

Likewise, we’ve had many more writer queries since we launched the site, and we’re significantly behind in responding to all of you.  Please be patient with us–if you haven’t heard back from us by Beltaine, please feel free to follow-up.  And though we’re having trouble responding as quickly as we’d like, it again humbles us to realize so many fantastic writers have been looking for a forum to write about resisting Capitalism.

Soon, we’ll be a non-profit organization.  This will help us handle donations and support the print-journal, still slated to be released Lughnasadh, 2015.  More information on this (as well as ways to support us if you can) will be announced soon.

And on May 1st, we’ll being posting daily articles, a torrent of fantastic, international Pagan and Anti-Capitalist thought.

Thanks for all your support thus far.  Be well, and resist beautifully!