Kenn Orphan is an artist, writer, radical nature lover, weary but committed activist and hospice social worker. The intent of his blog is to bear witness to the dire events unfolding around us without any pretense of false hope; and to share insights and reflections through the transformative lens of solidarity. He writes about art and culture, socio-economic injustice, geopolitical issues and the existential threats we collectively face from corporate capitalism, the war industry, climate change and an ever imperiled biosphere. His work focuses on the desperate need for a global paradigm shift that fosters compassion for and solidarity with the suffering of humanity and the countless other species with whom we share this precious planet.



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21 thoughts on “About

  1. Kevin Barker

    Enjoyed your piece on the recent RCMP military coup in northern B.C. against the Wet’suwet’en nation. I’d be interested to see the qui bono behind this multi billion dollar boondoggle. I’m watching the Privy Council.


  2. Stephen Tan

    Hello Kenn

    We came across your article,

    The Legacy of Emmett Till


    and would like to run it on our website.

    Some of the writers whose articles have appeared on our website include Jeffrey St Clair, Paul Craig Roberts, Mike Whitney, Prof Mohd Shahid Alam, Uri Avnery, Lee Ballinger, Kim Nicolini, Dave Zirin, Mike Ferner and Noel Vera.

    While we are in no position to pay for the article, all credits will be provided and the article will be linked back to you and your website.

    We hope you have no objections and we look forward to a favourable response.

    Thank you and regards

    Stephen Tan

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  3. Richard M Oxman

    Respecting the thrust of your article on our nuclear dynamic, Kenn, I humbly and respectfully ask you and your readers to contact me ASAP about a “plan for action” which follows a fresh paradigm. To make a big enough difference soon enough. The “game plan” carries the imprimaturs of Howard Zinn and a score of high profile international figures, so it’s not something just from the top of my head. It’s been tweaked by the bottom up for decades. I can be reached at aptosnews@gmail.com. I’ll send my references and phone number once anyone reaches out. We are documenting, discussing, debating, demonstrating, diverting and delaying ourselves to death in lieu of doing something new in solidarity. That’s why I’m reaching out to you. Not to push my plan for change. Rather, to discuss it and bring up viable options, if there are any. Blessings, Richard Martin Oxman


  4. F. Brody

    Kenn Orphan:
    Outstanding article (“You call this treason”). You are SO correct!
    Farrell Brody, Columbus OH


  5. pdxwiz

    I love the phrase “weary but committed activist”. I believe that exactly expresses what so many of us “of a certain age” are feeling these days. DId I honestly believe that I had DONE all my marching and protesting back in the 60’s and 70’s? I think I really felt that I earned this respite called retirement but I see now that our experienced lives and voices are more needed now than ever before if only to inform by exemplar the behavior and outrage that every succeeding generation MUST aspire to. That still does not make me not tired.

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  6. Mel Strawn


    I’ve come to enjoy your offerings/blog–and have commented I believe once or twice. A question: Do you accept “posts” to share on your blog…by way of a “comment”? For instance, I have, like you, written quite a bit on topics consistent with your concerns. Most recently a short review-with-considerations of E.O.Wilson’s newest book, Half- Earth. (I am an artist, writer and Prof Emeritus,University of Denver. Also founder of a 350.org chapter in Central Colorado; My writings/posts/comments are independent of that, however.)

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  7. feyindie

    Thank you for your insightful essay. It is full of inescapable truths that our society chooses to willfully deny. I will be reading your work with interest in the future and sharing it too.

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