Thursday, April 18, 2019

Writing as Resistance

Doomed writers buried their accounts of the Warsaw ghetto in the hope that they could teach whoever unearthed the documents about good, evil, indifference and the importance of the truth as an act of resistance. They have left us a trove of papers on how to construct a life of meaning.

Media complicity is key to blacklisting websites

In media and government, the journalists and officials who enable blacklisting are cravenly siding with conformity instead of democracy.

Indigenous peoples go to court to save the Amazon from oil company greed

Historic lawsuit launched by the Waorani people of Ecuador to save their homes – and our planet – from destruction.
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Chomsky: Arrest of Assange is ‘scandalous’ and highlights shocking extraterritorial reach of US

Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.

100 years later, Britain still won’t apologize for one of its worst colonial massacres—what...

Events like these keep people in fear. And it is easy to take things from people who are scared for their life.

How the disappearance of immigrant workers created a movement in a county that voted...

This rural community might have agreed with Trump’s anti-immigration policies on paper. But it could not abide their neighbors being taken away.

Education and the mental health epidemic

Systems of education built around the ideals of the market that use competition, selection and examinations are contributing to a collective atmosphere of division, injustice and anxiety.

Carmelo Anthony Issues A Powerful Plea To Fellow Athletes In The Wake Of Violence

"We can't worry about what endorsements we gonna lose or going to look at us crazy."

No accountability: How the civil justice system fails Black Americans killed by police

Having escaped criminal punishment, police officers who shoot and kill Black Americans are often not held to account by the civil justice system either.

To Ola Bini, a political prisoner caught up in the Assange debacle

My Swedish friend is sitting in a jail cell.