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Video: Liberty Hill

. Karen Collins is a grandmother and award-winning quilter with deep Texas roots. She never cared much about politics until the 2016 election. Now her retirement has a new sense … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Yael Bromberg and Eirik Cheverud: Punishing Dissent in the Age of Trump — What’s in a Riot?

On the morning of President Trump’s Inauguration, police trapped and arrested over 230 people. Some were anti-Trump demonstrators; some were not. The next day, federal prosecutors charged them all with … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Nika Knight: Joan Baez Goes Viral With ‘Nasty Man,’ a Protest Song for the Trump Era

“Here’s a little song/about a man gone wrong/while building up his evil empire.” . Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to watch the video. Joan Baez, … Continue reading

April 7, 2017 · 1 Comment

Daniel R. Cobb: Don’t Lie Down

There will always be bigots who insist on denying the rights of others not like them, and those driven by greed who only want to take, to consume and devour … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jayde Tynes: Seven Inspirational Protests of 2016

Needless to say, 2016 has been a tough one for social justice activists around the world. With the rise in xenophobia after Brexit, the presidential election of Trump and the … Continue reading

December 27, 2016 · Leave a comment