Thursday, May 13, 2021

Tag: culture

What the overlooked history of post-1960s organizing can teach activists today

A conversation with the editors of "Remaking Radicalism"—a collection of writings from one of the most underrepresented periods of leftist organizing.

Violent anti-Asian fury as American as apple pie

Had Trump not denigrated an innocent Chinese population, there’d be no scourge of violence today against American citizens.

The emerging culture of compassion

"Take your brothers need as the measure for your actions."

It’s time for an organizing revival

We need to turn that awakening into sustained power to win tangible change in people’s lives.

How Spanish can help us survive viral times

A journey into the heart of a language we need now more than ever.

In 2021, let’s ring a global alarm—on inequality—that everyone can hear

We have to prevent our societies from returning to—our deeply unequal—business as usual.

10 organizations honoring Native peoples’ history and future on Thanksgiving

Food Tank is standing with and highlighting organizations renouncing the traditional story of Thanksgiving and honoring Indigenous communities.

Indigenous Peoples Day comes amid a reckoning over colonialism and calls...

As Indigenous peoples the world over continue to defend ancestral lands, Indigenous Peoples Day can have important meaning, more than just the renaming of a national holiday.

Change and decay: A time of transition

Ancient divisions are being strengthened, new divisions fermented, injustices highlighted; under the action of cleavage all are being drawn to the polluted surface of human affairs.

America is exceptional in all the wrong ways

On the global stage, America is the exception, but not in the way we would like to believe.

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What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

What’s up with the herd?

The United States won’t achieve herd immunity because a significant portion of the herd is suffering from mad cow disease.

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first environmental justice test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”