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Demonstrators march on Constitution Avenue near the Dirksen Senate Office Building during a protest against police brutality and racism on June 6, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
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.
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An ACT UP protest outside the FDA headquarters in Rockville, Maryland in 1988. (Photo: Peter Ansin/Getty Images) Views
The Climate Movement Must Learn from Larry Kramer’s Fearless Truth Telling
If we are silent about the climate emergency, others interpret our silence as a lack of concern, as a sign that things are normal. We need to channel our inner Larry Kramer, and loudly tell the truth to everyone we know.
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Winona LaDuke, executive director of Honor the Earth, spoke to aroung 45 people during a Honor the Earth rally at the 121 7th Place East building in July of 2014. (Photo: Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune via Getty Images) Views
Danny Schechter Award for Journalism and Activism Goes to Winona LaDuke
The Global Center, a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to developing socially responsible media, is proud to announce Native American leader Winona LaDuke as the recipient of the fifth annual DANNY Award, which honors the life and work of the late Danny "The News Dissector" Schechter.
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Women Across Switzerland Share in 'Mass Scream' to Denounce Wage Inequality and Domestic Violence
"In 2020 women are still in need to go to the streets and stage 'mass scream' over domestic violence and the gender pay gap... Why on earth?"
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It takes a long time, but the Earth’s orbit and axis do change and once they do, things are never the same again. (Photo: CC) Views
Will the Death of George Floyd Mark the Rebirth of America?
A man forced to die with his face pressed to the ground may yet shift the earth under your feet.
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The reverse side of the placard being held by the man on the plinth carries the names of 26 individuals, nearly all of whom lost their lives or were seriously injured at the hands of police in the U.K. Views
Statues, Statues, They All Fall Down
European monuments to historic slavers and colonizers are the latest victims of rising protests for justice.
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Demonstrators calling to defund the Minneapolis Police Department march on University Avenue on June 6, 2020, in Minneapolis. The march, organized by the Black Visions Collective, commemorated the life of George Floyd, who was killed by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Views
Cities Reimagine Public Safety Amid Calls to #DefundPolice
Local officials are urged to redirect funds to things such as healthcare, education, infrastructure, and community programs.
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So we wait and hope, while speaking truth to power and doing our best to re-imagine a truly transformational way of living that can take us into what Quinn calls "humanity's next great adventure." (Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) Views
America Needs Deep Cultural and Political Renewal—Is it Even Possible?
Perhaps we have seen the beginnings of this with huge numbers of Americans waking up and taking to the streets to protest the economic and racial injustice of our train-wrecked society.
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Demonstrators attend a "Sit Out the Curfew" protest on June 3 in Oakland against the police killing of George Floyd. (Photo: Philip Pacheco/AFP via Getty Images) Views
The People Need to Seize This Moment of Uprising for Deep and Lasting Change
How then can this current moral force avoid dissipation once the media loses interest and the protesters become exhausted? How can such widely praised demonstrations produce real change?
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Statues Celebrating Colonialism, Racism, and Oppression Toppled Across US and Worldwide
"It's a powerful thing for us to be able to dismantle the entire building of this country, the truths and the untruths that have been told about Christopher Columbus."
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