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Zane McNeill: Movement to stop Atlanta’s ‘Cop City’ calls for support after police kill forest defender

Atlanta activists are calling for an independent investigation and solidarity, after police killed an Indigenous land defender in a heavily-armed raid.

January 23, 2023 · 3 Comments

Nan Levinson: Is There a World Beyond War?

Women have been at the forefront of peace actions since Lysistrata organized the women of ancient Greece to deny men sex until they ended the Peloponnesian War.

January 20, 2023 · Leave a comment

Aric Sleeper: ‘Public Trust’—A Key Legal Tool to Preserve Our Natural Resources

There are underutilized legal weapons already on the books that can help fight big corporations and preserve the planet’s natural resources, such as watersheds and large forests… That legal weapon, a component of property law, is a concept known as the ‘public trust.’

January 6, 2023 · Leave a comment

Parichehr Kazemi: How female Iranian activists use powerful images to protest oppressive policies

Images of unveiled Iranian women and adolescent girls standing atop police cars or flipping off the ayatollah’s picture have become signature demonstrations of dissent in the past few months of protest in Iran.

December 29, 2022 · 2 Comments

Zane McNeill: Why glue your head to a painting?

The recent climate actions targeting museums are themselves a form of participatory, socially-engaged art.

October 28, 2022 · 2 Comments

Chris Hedges: Writing on War

And Living in a World from Hell

October 26, 2022 · 4 Comments

George Yancy: The “Problem” Isn’t Disabled Bodies — It’s the Violent Structure of Our Society

Christine Wieseler argues that medical models of disability “blame the victim” by emphasizing the idea of a conception of embodied normativity. In contrast, social models of disability rethink ways of “helping people to figure out how to live with impairments and chronic illnesses.”

October 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez: Jury Acquits Animal Rights Activists Who Saved Piglets at Smithfield Factory Farm

In a major victory for animal rights, a jury in Utah has acquitted two animal rights activists who each faced up to five-and-a-half years of prison time for rescuing two sick piglets from one of the world’s largest pig farms.

October 12, 2022 · 2 Comments

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

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