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Video: When the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence canonised Derek Jarman

Born on the streets of San Francisco in the late 1970s, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (SPI) is a gay rights group known for their subversive use of religious imagery – and, in particular, donning Catholic nun attire to upend gender norms, protest oppression and satirise moral hypocrisy.

May 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Rebecca Gordon: Confessions of a Failed Tax Resister

I knew that the IRS wasn’t visiting me as part of an audit of my returns, since I hadn’t filed any for eight years. My partner and I were both informal tax resisters — she, ever since joining the pacifist Catholic Worker organization; and I, ever since I’d returned from Nicaragua in 1984. I’d spent six months traveling that country’s war zones as a volunteer with Witness for Peace.

April 14, 2022 · 2 Comments

Kim Stafford: Top Hit

But comrades, if we kill him, someone will make
a martyr song and it will become the anthem sung
by thousands in the streets

April 14, 2022 · 1 Comment

Bill McKibben: Putin’s Aggression Shows Why Defeating Autocracy Is Key to Combating Climate Crisis

Climate activists have arguably been a little too focused on politics as a source of change, and paid not quite enough attention to the other power center in our civilization: money. Efforts to punish Russia economically for its attack on Ukraine may hold valuable lessons.

April 13, 2022 · 2 Comments

Khury Petersen-Smith: Binary thinking on Russia’s war on Ukraine is a losing strategy

We need a progressive politics that shows solidarity with all victims of military violence — while resisting the militarism of our own government.

April 11, 2022 · Leave a comment

Frida Berrigan: Worried about nuclear war? You can actually do something to prevent it

If anything good can come out of the horrific war in Ukraine, it might be a renewed movement to abolish nuclear weapons once and for all.

March 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

Jessica Corbett: Over 1,000 Russians Arrested for Protesting Putin’s Ukraine Invasion

“This is an unprecedented atrocity, for which there is no and cannot be any justification,” said nearly 200 officials from cities across Russia.

February 25, 2022 · 10 Comments

Norman Solomon: Bob Dylan and the Ukraine Crisis

I’ve learned to hate the Russians
All through my whole life
If another war comes
It’s them we must fight

February 23, 2022 · 7 Comments

Breanna Draxler: What if Legal Personhood Included Plants, Rivers, and the Planet?

The rights of nature movement and its potential to shift Western legal doctrine around environmental protection.

February 22, 2022 · 2 Comments

Abby Zimet: So The Whole World Will Listen To Joaquin

On the fourth anniversary of his son’s murder, Manuel climbed a 150-foot crane in the early, gusty morning – “A father’s job never ends” – so “the whole world will listen to Joaquin today.”

February 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

Leonardo Flores: “It Can’t Be Illegal to Help a People” | The US Persecution of Alex Saab

Venezuela’s ability to survive the brutal economic war being waged against it.

February 16, 2022 · 2 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: No Climate Justice Without Voting Rights

In a 2020 Yale University and George Mason University poll, 69 percent of Latinos and 57 percent of Black respondents said they were “alarmed” about climate change. That compares to just 49 percent of White respondents.

February 11, 2022 · 3 Comments

Nan Levinson: The Antiwar Movement That Wasn’t Enough

The Wars We Couldn’t End

February 8, 2022 · 1 Comment

Carlos Saavedra: Movements and Leaders Have Seasons — It’s Important To Know Which One You’re In

Learning to attune to the cycles of our own leadership can help us know when to do the right thing at the right time.

February 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

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