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LaDonna Brave Bull Allard: We Stand in Solidarity with Rojava, an Example to the World

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.

November 5, 2019 · 2 Comments

Thomas McGrath: Statement to the House Committee on Un-American Activities (1953)

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

July 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

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

February 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Christine Hanna: Trump Supporters Infuriated Me. But Then Van Jones Changed My Mind

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

December 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

November 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

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