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Blessed Are the Firefighters: Putting Out the Fires of Division by Johnny Townsend

Blessed Are the Firefighters: Putting Out the Fires of Division

by Johnny Townsend

184 pages
We don’t need “affordable” healthcare. We need universal healthcare. We don’t need “access” to education. We need tuition-free college and vocational training. The only way any of us can live in a healthy society is if we all do.

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About the Book
We don’t need “affordable” healthcare. We need universal healthcare. We don’t need “access” to education. We need tuition-free college and vocational training.

In these essays, Johnny Townsend erases the weasel words and gets right to the point. The only way any of us can live in a safe, healthy society is if we all do. Every worker needs a living wage. But more than that, we need a thriving wage, and Universal Basic Income is a practical starting point.

It's not enough to give coal miners and oilfield workers “good” pay. They also need jobs that promote the health of their communities and the rest of the country. Since we have no choice but to transition away from fossil fuels, we must provide both training and new work opportunities for those who will be displaced as we confront an ever-worsening climate crisis.

Pursuing gender and racial equality, LGBTQ rights, the elimination of for-profit prisons, the separation of church and state, and making peace more profitable than war form the core of any successful strategy for success.

 

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About the Author
Johnny Townsend’s books include Human Compassion for Beginners, The Tyranny of Silence, and Am I My Planet’s Keeper?

 

 

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