published January 26, 1993
146 pages (bookzine)
Cover Image by Takeda Yoshifumi
Contrary to our prevailing paradigms, which assume that indigenous peoples throughout the world wish to participate in our economy, many…. do not see us as the survivors in a Darwinian scenario. They see themselves as eventual survivors, while we represent a people who has badly misunderstood the way things are on the earth. They do not wish to join the technological experiment. They do not wish to engage in the industrial mode of production. They do not want a piece of the action. They see our way as a striving for death. They want to be left out of the process. If we are going over the brink, they do not wish to join us.
Throughout the world, whether they live in deserts or jungle or the far north, or in the United States, millions of native people share the perception that they are resisting a single, multi-armed enemy: a society whose basic assumptions, whose way of mind, and whose manner of political and economic organization permit it to ravage the planet without discomfort, and to drive natives off their ancestral lands. That this juggernaut will eventually consume itself is not doubted by these people. They meet and discuss it. They attempt to strategize about it. Their goal is to stay out of its way and survive it.
—Jerry Mander, In the Absence of the Sacred
A Blade of Grass: Japanese Poetry and Aesthetics in Dogen Zen, by Steven Heine— Morgan Gibson
Exposure: Victims of Radiation Speak Out, ed. Chugoku Shimbun — Ken Rodgers
Coming to our Senses: Body and Spirit in the Hidden History of the West, by Morris Berman — Beth Lischeron