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Susan Zakin, the author of Coyotes and Town Dogs: Earth First! and the Environmental Movement and editor of the anthology Naked: Writers Uncover the Way We Live on Earth, is known for her trenchant, irreverent take on the environment. Zakin was the Sen. John Heinz Fellow in Madagascar is 2001. Her blog on love, globalization and the occasional coup d'etat is LetterFromPointsWest.com

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Civility Isn't for Sissies

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 6:49 PM

Author's Note: I thought this was the blandest column I'd ever written, but when it was published recently in the Arizona Daily Star, it received 90 comments. Most were from right-wingers who attacked me because 1) I was in Starbuck's and therefore "part of the one percent" (full...

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Swift Punishment: Behind Chalian's Convention Crack

(3) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 4:37 PM

The recent flap over a rather tasteless crack by Yahoo bureau chief David Chalian at the Republican convention instigated a familiar outcry. Chalian, who was unaware that a mike was in his vicinity, remarked that the Romneys couldn't care less about the toll of Hurricane Isaac. "They're happy to have...

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Why Madagascar Matters

(39) Comments | Posted November 24, 2010 | 12:51 PM

"Sorry, Suzanne, but I can't drive you to the airport. I would be too afraid to drive back alone at night," my friend Marie-Chantal said.

I looked at her, doing a quick calculation in my head before realizing Marie-Chantal* wasn't making an excuse; she was truly scared. I...

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