Since 2012, around 5 million people – Kurds, Arabs, Assyrians, Turkmen, Yazidis and others – have built the autonomous region of Rojava, demonstrating how a multi-ethnic society can respectfully coexist beyond the constraints of nation state, patriarchy and capitalism.
After a dead serious consideration of the effects of this committee’s work and of my relation to it, I find that for the following reasons I must refuse to cooperate … Continue reading →
Marie Berry & Erica Chenoweth: Why training women in nonviolent resistance is critical to movement success
In the year since Trump’s inauguration, we have seen an outpouring of popular mobilization in resistance to his administration’s policies. Crowd estimates suggest that 5.2-9 million people took to the … Continue reading →
I saw shades of the men in my own life in Jones’ story, and deeper understanding set in. Several weeks ago, I found myself at a retreat center in the … Continue reading →
Wyatt Massey: Your Uncle Said What? How to Talk About Social Justice With Your Family During the Holidays
Finding connection and engaging face to face is important social change work—especially during holiday gatherings. The dread of politically combative conversations during the holidays—or awkward ones at best—is as akin … Continue reading →