catapult magazine

catapult magazine
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vol. 1, num. 7 :: 2002.12.06 — 2002.12.19

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? We hope not, because we have a lot to discuss about the notion that every dollar is a vote. What are you voting for?



Christmas gifts with conscience

We've compiled a listing of great places to buy Christmas gifts this year, from intangible humanitarian gifts to practical gifts that support good companies.


The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker

A morning in downtown South Holland, Illinois, raises questions of fair trade and local businesses.


Global trade and fair trade

What makes global trade a moral issue and what can we do to ensure the welfare of workers worldwide? It's not as hard as you might think.

Buying organic: What difference does it make?

The daughter of an organic farmer explore the nature and benefits of organic products, as well as the sacrifice involved in producing and purchasing those products.


Treasure in the trash

Agn's Varda's amazing film, The Gleaners and I, explores the subjectivity of value and beauty as she captures images of the forgotten, the hidden, and the abandoned.

Race against ignorance

Wendell Berry's Life is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Superstition cautions against science as religion and creation as a set of statistics.



daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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