Author Archives: Nick Brothers

Did the Vatican Just Throw Out Its Just War Doctrine?

By Erica Chenoweth |

Last week, the Vatican hosted a conference on the theme of “Nonviolence and Just Peace.”

On Earth Day, Commit To The Great Turning

By Rivera Sun |

As we commemorate Earth Day on April 22, we are called upon to recommit to protecting our planet to ensure that the human species and our fellow beings will have a long-term future.

The Panama Papers And The 1%

By Mel Gurtov |
An activist displays a newspaper headlining on f the 'Panama Papers' revelations during a banking managers meeting, in Paris, France, Thursday, April 14, 2016. The Panama disclosures have shaken the rich and powerful by exposing how they use networks of shell companies to dodge financial obligations, taking tax evasion to the top of international agenda. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

One of the many tools at the disposal of multinational corporations (MNCs) for maximizing profits and undermining state sovereignty is moving operations to low-tax countries.

Funding Our Nation’s Priorities

By Robert Dodge, M.D. |
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder fills jugs with filtered Flint, Mich., tap water at Cheryl Hill's house Monday, April 18, 2016, on the city's east side. Gov. Snyder says he will drink Flint's water for roughly a month to show residents it is safe. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

This week our nation funds our national priorities on tax day.

What You Seethe Is What You Get

By Amy Alkon |

When the cops come to the door, it usually isn’t to say, “Your neighbors called and said they heard you loving each other really loudly.”

Garden Project At Senior Center Starts

By Nick Brothers |
Staff Photo Nick Brothers Joanne Murphy, director of public relations for Walmart, (left) and Pat Mills, master gardener (right), prep a herb to be planted in the flowerbed at the Fayetteville Senior Activity Center so the center can grow its own produce.

In an ongoing effort to end senior hunger in Arkansas, a food waste program implemented an on-site produce garden at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center Monday, April 18.

Buffalo River Group Calls For Creative Works

By Nick Brothers |
Photo Courtesy of Rita Szabo 
The Buffalo River in Arkansas was the first national river.

A Buffalo River Advocacy group is looking for poets, writers and photographers to submit their works for a competition to celebrate the river’s majesty.

Between a Rock and Adolescence: OPWC hosts FHS’s Connotations Launch

By Robert Laurence |
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On Tuesday, April 26, the Ozarks Poets and Writers Collective will present as its program the staff of and contributors to the 32nd edition of Fayetteville High School’s award-winning literature and art journal, Connotations.

Jazz Society to Host Garden Concert Benefit

By Nick Brothers |
Photo Courtesy of Dorothy Mangold | Ben Harris from Jazz In Bloom 2015

The gorgeous scenery of the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks will soon be the backdrop to the lovely sounds of the annual Jazz In Bloom.

Trashy to Classy: A Highlight of Local Sustainable Art

By Erin Poppy-Mullins |
Courtesy Photo

Jessica Louise Camp, an artist in Fayetteville, sets up her “Synthetic Garden” installation at the Fayetteville Underground. Camp uses materials that would otherwise be thrown in the trash.

The beauty of recycling is plain to see, but with upcycled art, the beauty is taken to the next level.