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Kristine Mattis holds a PhD in Environment and Resources. She is dedicated to social and environmental justice, public health protection, and ecological sustainability.

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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 6, 2012
"Licensed to Ill" The randomness of cancer is highly overstated. We who suffer it are victims of a toxic environment created by an utterly toxic culture. We continually ignore the environmental causes of cancer, much to our own peril.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 4, 2015
GMO Propaganda and the Sociology of Science The rhetoric behind characterizing anyone who questions the safety of GMO technology as anti-science is the new brilliant marketing strategy by an industry facing public backlash. But banning the labeling of GMO foods, which the U.S. Congress may do, is what is really anti-science.
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Enough Equivocation: Obama and His Democratic Comrades are Right-Wing Republicans President Obama, much like Clinton before him, may speak the rhetoric of a liberal, but his policies belie his words. He has proven himself from day one to be nothing more than a neoliberal Republican, and it is high time - in light of the recent charade of the debt ceiling "crisis" - that the media and the public admit this fact.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 7, 2014
Dying Too Soon: Why Children Need the Precautionary Principle Lost amid the heart-wrenching human-interest stories of these young women dying of brain cancer is the big question that needs to be asked: Why are these young women dying of brain cancer and what can be done about it? Could cell phones be implicated?
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 26, 2011
More Jobs are Not the Solution; the Earth Needs Fewer Talk of saving our economy by creating jobs has been rampant in liberal and progressive circles, but it wholly neglects ecological concerns. Creating more jobs is an environmentally unsustainable solution to our current predicament; providing jobs with a living wage could be the answer.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 30, 2016
Ending Education Inequality and Saving Public Schools The full integration of students of all races and all socioeconomic strata and the end of private and charter schools could preserve public education and bring equal opportunities to all students.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 11, 2011
When You Play the Plutocrats' Game, They Win: On Civility and Half Measures The recall elections in Wisconsin were doomed from the start, as electoral politics is the game of the plutocracy. To win the class war, playing by their rules is not an option.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 17, 2011
From Me Culture to We Culture: There is an Alternative It is high time that we establish an alternative system that focuses on the needs of "we" rather than the wants of "me." The occupy movement may be the beginning of this paradigmatic and systemic change.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 20, 2014
The Problem of Wealth Income inequality has emerged as a common talking point in the media, but why is there so much wealth in so few hands, and what might be done about it?
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 8, 2014
The (White) Right to Anger People of color face myriad burdens that white folks could never imagine - one of which is the need to suppress their normal human emotions in the face of injustice, in order to appease white folks.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 10, 2012
Stand up to Cancer or Bow Down to Industry? Instead of wasting all of our efforts on treating cancer, we should be striving for prevention.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 10, 2012
Pure Transformation or Persistent Deterioration? What Next Wisconsin? America? The World? The Wisconsin election loss speaks to much larger issues and battles. By merely focusing on the Republican vs. Democratic horse race and by placing it in the context of the dominant paradigm, we bow to the same elite structures that perpetuate the mess that is the world.