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Twelve: Truth is Truth

For truth, wisdom and understanding.

Facts, objective research, science and the nature of truth are some of our most precious assets as humans. Lately, they are being challenged, denied, and even vilified. We must stand with the truth, wisdom and understanding and continue to seek them out in our communities.

Denial of man-made climate change is one of the most foolish examples of avoiding the facts. With dire consequences. Willingness to ignore facts in public discourse has become one of the central scourges on our polity.

One thing we can all do is support good local journalism. Subscribe to a newspaper, support your local public radio station. Listen to the voices in your community and do the research, make a judgment about what is true. Truth is still truth, despite what you hear from the current administration. Truth is not a cudgel to beat your opponent, truth is the basis of humble and effective citizenship.

Join us, and enjoy this track dedicated to the cause and featuring Bill Laswell, Ian Chang, Joe Lovano, Mary Halvorson and Julian Lage.



from UPLIFT: Twelve Pieces for Positive Action in 2018 | Preview, track released December 6, 2018
Dave Douglas, trumpet
Joe Lovano, alto clarinet
Mary Halvorson, guitar
Julian Lage, guitar
Bill Laswell, bass
Ian Chang, drums and electronics

Recorded and mixed by Tyler McDiarmid at Orange Music Sound Studio in Orange, NJ on December 11, 2017.
Video and photography shot by Geoff Countryman
Artwork by Yoko Yamabe at Randesign


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