Author: Erik Loomis

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Climate Change as Neocolonialism

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On September 20, 2017
The reality of climate change is that a global disaster created almost entirely by rich white people in the Global North is going to disproportionately affect the poor of the Global South who had almost nothing to do with it. In other words, just like every other environmental disaster, from the cancer corridor of Louisiana […]
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This is the grave of William Gibbs McAdoo. Born in 1861 in Marietta, Georgia, McAdoo’s family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 1877 when his dad became a professor at the University of Tennsseee and that’s where he attended college. He practiced law in Chattanooga and then moved to New York City in 1892. He moved […]
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This is the grave of Charles Sumner. Born in Boston in 1811, Sumner’s family were strong abolitionists and of course their son picked this up with passion. He graduated from Harvard in 1830 and entered the law in 1834. He traveled in Europe for a few years and returned to Boston in 1840, deciding to […]

Music Notes

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On September 17, 2017

I know that I just did one of these, but I had the chance to listen to a bunch of new albums this week and didn’t want the list to get too long. Plus it’s Sunday night so who cares. How ab

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Just a note reminding us of something that we should know and act upon and almost never do–that people of color are exposed to pollution rates far greater than whites. Some of this is that polluting industries directly target communities of color for their facilitates because they know the chances of successful fights against it […]
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