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The Smell of Dying Democracy in Fascist America

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By Abel Tomlinson Do you have a nose? Those with informed noses can smell what our rulers are cooking in the political kitchen of America. What are we having for dinner today? Thanks to the Supreme Court’s recent rulings, it most certainly is not a Thanksgiving feast of wholesome democracy pie. Our political masters are…

Take Back Your Power, Human!

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Truths From TerrahIndex

By Terrah Baker There are a lot of problems and corruption in the world. Duh!, right? During a recent conversation with a social worker, describing the human evils that permeate all facets of our society, she asked: “What is the solution?” My immediate response, after years of contemplation of the same question, was knowledge. When…

The Fastidious And The Furious

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By Amy Alkon My boyfriend of nine years is extremely messy, while I prefer things tidy and clean. Cajoling, asking, and flat-out begging him for consideration and help on this hasn’t worked, nor have tactics like establishing certain areas for clutter. He contends I’m too picky about how he cleans. He says this started when…

Go Fly a DIY Kite!

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Making Ripples

By Amanda Bancroft March 22 marked the 24th anniversary of an event dear to Mary Poppin’s heart: “Art with an Altitude” Kite Festival at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. This was my first time attending the festival, and the experience taught me a lot about fancy thousand-dollar kites as well as inexpensive ones made of plastic…

Mysteries To Restore the Earth

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By Risa D’Angeles Sun squares Pluto Thursday, 2:22 am west coast time. A challenging and potent transit for the day. Transformative. Summoning Persephone from the underworld. Gemini moon follows. Persephone has lots to say about things hidden, in darkness, seeking the light. Venus enters Pisces Saturday. Venus in Pisces – dancer, Illusionist, actor, sailor, fisherman/woman,…

Stopping the Cause of Rape: Rapists

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By Terrah Baker As someone who is supposed to report facts, I don’t like it when numbers don’t add up. While statistics show that 20 – 25 percent of women will experience rape or attempted rape in their lifetime, another well-respected study by Dr. David Lisak of the University of Massachusetts, Boston shows that only…

Combatting Sexual Assault and Victim Blaming

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“… Just cotton dresses. My stepfather would sometimes molest me after school until my mom got home from work. Later, when my boyfriend raped me in college, I was wearing jeans and a T-shirt. We had just come back from watching a football game.” (Outfit inspired by a 19-year-old UofA student) By Terrah Baker The…

‘Level of Concern’ in Mayflower

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By Melinda Pillsbury-Foster “…Ann began making frantic calls to every agency she could find, always told ‘the level of concern’ was not sufficient to warrant action. No one would listen. No agency, or Exxon, would even take a report.” A year ago Ann Jarrell was living in a house she loved. She had saved for…

Re: “The Ax vs. the Icon” in Ark. Dem-Gazette

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Dear Free Weekly Readers, “What a diabolically evil editorial!” was my first reaction. On Sunday, March 23, the Arkansas Dem-Gazette came out with a super-warmonger editorial that seemed straight out of Pentagon Psy Ops’ playbook. The editorial was about the liberation of the Crimea, but did not mention the Crimea even once. Amazing! There was…

Art Experience Offers Free Art Therapy

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Staff Report As a part of the Art Experience’s art therapy programs for teenager girls, Pathfinders, each girl and her partner will create masks for use later in the self-reflection exercise. The Art Experience in Fayetteville is designed to offer youth a place for healing and growth through the expressive arts and play. Staffed by…