antigravity-dec2016-coverDECEMBER 2016 • VOL 14.12 • #149

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photo © Adrienne Battistella 2016

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Seventy-some years ago my grandparents, Albert and Honoré, got married under the shadow of World War II. An engineer in the army, Albert was set to deploy to the Pacific Theater, so he and Honoré…Read full article

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STAR HUSTLER: REST IN PEACE, 2016

We can all agree 2016 has been tough. Exceptionally tough. Every year there are planetary alignments that create chaos and pressure, but this one was definitely the extreme end of the spectrum in term of…Read full article

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DIRTFARM


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PRACTICE RADICAL HOSPITALITY

We are undoubtedly in a crisis situation. Tremendous numbers of people around the country are suddenly robbed of hope. Some of us are at mass demonstrations erupting in urban center and university campuses. Others are…Read full article

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GROW THE REVOLUTION 

I am not so alarmist that I believe utter societal collapse is imminent and we all must learn to grow our food immediately. I think we need to take care of ourselves and each other…Read full article

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#FACTS ONLY:  A GUIDE TO GOOD SOCIAL MEDIA HABITS

Typing “President” in front of Donald J. Trump’s name gives me heartburn. But this is our reality. We can blame the Republicans. We can blame the Democrats. We can blame the ones who didn’t vote….Read full article

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LOVE vs. FEAR

My wife and I got married in New York just two short years ago in a rented cabin upstate. There, the rings on our fingers meant we were legally and lovingly tied together as one…Read full article

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DIGITAL SECURITY FOR ACTIVISTS

Digital security is a form of self-defense. In recent years, state-sponsored data interception and monitoring has become legalized, normalized, and expanded at an unprecedented rate. At the same time, responses from socially-conscious software developers, hackers,…Read full article

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FIGHT FOR HOUSING

Affordable housing developers and advocates are feeling anxious about the incoming president. The federal government plays a massive role in the creation and preservation of housing, but the public investment primarily benefits the middle and…Read full article

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HEALTHCARE & SELF-CARE RESOURCES   

The road ahead looks rough. Trump’s impending presidency threatens the wellbeing of our neighbors, friends, and family. Accordingly, the results of the 2016 election have put people into crisis mode. It’s scary to imagine what…Read full article

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HERBAL SUPPORT

Herbal allies are great! They are supportive in moving the body and mind back into balance, but you also have to do your best to get the sleep you need and nourishing food. Nothing can…Read full article

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ON SNITCHING AND THE DAYS AHEAD

I thought hard about the most important survival and resistance strategy to emphasize in the wake of the recent change in national figurehead. I asked people smarter than me who have more experience and perspectives…Read full article

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KISSING THE GLASS

“I KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT DREAD MYSELF, AND APPRECIATE THE ELABORATE SYSTEMS WITH WHICH SOME PEOPLE FILL THE VOID, APPRECIATE ALL THE OPIATES OF THE PEOPLE, WHETHER THEY ARE AS ACCESSIBLE AS ALCOHOL AND HEROIN AND…Read full article


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