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Video: Jaimie G | Animals

Comedian Jaimie G talks about our treatment of animals, the environmental impact of animal agriculture and much more in this spoken word poem.

September 3, 2022 · 3 Comments

Eleftheria Kousta: ‘A flame was lit in our hearts’ — How Ukrainians are building online networks for resistance and mutual aid

Many Ukrainians facing the brutal realities of war — both within the country and in other parts of the world — found themselves forced into action, some with little more than the drive to help and an internet connection.

August 23, 2022 · 2 Comments

Brett Wilkins: Albert Woodfox, Activist Wrongfully Imprisoned for 43 Years, Dies at 75

“Our cells were meant to be death chambers but we turned them into schools, into debate halls.”

August 8, 2022 · 2 Comments

John Greenleaf Whittier: Forgiveness

My heart was heavy, for its trust had been
Abused, its kindness answered with foul wrong…

August 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

Stephen R. Shalom and Dan La Botz: Ukraine and the Peace Movement

It is urgent to end the war in Ukraine. But to achieve this goal, “Russia Out Now” is a better slogan than “Diplomacy Now.”

July 27, 2022 · 2 Comments

Abby Zimet: Honorable (Sic) Frat Boy Bullied By People Insisting On Their Rights

There is little if any recourse to halt the brazen taking-away-of-rights now emblematic of a right-wing judicial coup masquerading as the highest court in the land…

July 14, 2022 · 6 Comments

Daniel Burston: The Boston Mapping Project | A Critique

Are Zionism and feminism incompatible? Many on the Left today think so.

July 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Nick Engelfried: Climate activists across the Global South and North unite to stop the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline

As a movement born in Uganda and Tanzania arrives in the United States, activists are drawing strength from lessons of earlier pipeline battles.

July 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Zane McNeill: How to get involved in the mass mobilizations erupting after Roe overturned

While protest didn’t change the court’s decision, advocates are refusing to allow a right-wing court to imperil access to reproductive healthcare and are beginning to organize across the nation.

June 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Erin Mazursky: Why the abortion rights movement needs to get more personal

As a queer kid, I struggled to understand what choice means. Now, as a parent, I see it as central to ensuring fundamental freedoms for all of us.

June 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Anne C. Fowler: Talking with the Other

The opportunity to spend vast expanses of time talking with people with whom you strongly disagree, about the very issue you disagree on, is an unusual privilege, I would even say, a luxury.

June 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Eric Stoner: Yes, Protest Can Influence the Supreme Court

Now is the time to mobilize against the Supreme Court’s attack on abortion. History shows it works.

June 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

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

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

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