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Robert Shetterly

Robert Shetterly

Robert Shetterly is a writer and artist who lives in Brooksville, Maine and the author of the book, "Americans Who Tell the Truth." Please visit the Americans Who Tell the Truth project's website, where posters of Howard Zinn, Rachel Carson, Edward Snowden, and scores of others are now available. Send Rob an email here.

Articles by this author

 

On the Sentencing—and Courage—of Daniel Hale

The U.S. government's intense determination to prosecute Daniel Hale is precisely because his principled moral courage asks the profound questions its leaders and defenders do not want asked.

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The Alchemy of Turning Protest to Affirmation

In order for this country and people in this country to perform reprehensible acts, it has to deny its own professed values and laws while pretending to uphold them. Coming to grips with this is not easy, but it must be done.

Robert Shetterly ·


After the Lockdown, the Jailbreak

If there's finally an effective antidote to cynicism, it's people in the streets.

Robert Shetterly ·


The Murder of George Floyd: The Longest Running Play in America

To strangle George Floyd with his hands, officer Derek Chauvin would have had to look him in the face... The knee was a brutal coward's knee.

Robert Shetterly ·


Thomas Jefferson: One Man, Two Legacies

It’s painful to speculate how different our history might have been, the altered quotient of human suffering in this country, and the world, if Jefferson, Washington and Madison had freed their slaves.

Robert Shetterly ·


George W. Bush's Infuriating Innocence Project

The former president is a war criminal guilty of crimes against humanity—a serial killer. Will the American people ever come to grips with this fact?

Robert Shetterly ·


In the Shadow of Warships and the Climate Emergency: On Getting Arrested at Bath Iron Works

Too few people are connecting the dots between our gigantic military and the climate crisis. But if we love our children, if we love the miracle of life, and all our fellow species—we must make this connection clear.

Robert Shetterly ·

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