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Crimes at the Top of the World: The Human Cost of Oil

January 29th, 2009 by Riki Ott

Wainwright, Alaska. Rebecca "Ricky" Ekak, a tenth grader at Alak High School in Wainwright, implored her teacher, "Please, can we learn more about this? What they said went into me." Ricky and her classmates are Inupiat ("In-OU-pe-at" or "Eskimo").
Wainwright is one of eight Inupiat villages at the top of the world or at least the [...]

Up Huffington's Ante: Pledge to be Unreasonable

January 13th, 2009 by Riki Ott

Arianna Huffington is calling for people to step up to Barack Obama's call to service by having each of us make our own personal commitment to working for the public good.
We as Americans got into our current mess because too many of us shirked our basic responsibilities as people living in a "free" country. Eleanor [...]