Bearing Witness


In a nice commencement speech at the University of Pennsylvania, singer-songwriter John Legend called for empathy, activism, hard truth-telling. Citing our wars and economic crises, he blasted those in power who "either didn't
look hard enough for the truth, or didn't listen to those voices that
could tell them where the truth lived."


"As a nation – and as a world – we need more truth.

Let me repeat that. We need more truth."

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Don't Exist.

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