Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: culture

Why we should change how we talk about nonhuman animals

We wouldn’t say “it” or “that” when referring to humans, so why would we for other sentient individuals?

So it goes

When it comes to war, Americans remain willfully and incorrigibly ignorant. We have paid dearly for that ignorance and will likely pay even more in the years ahead.

How to get rid of throwaway culture

Individual actions empower us to demand more from corporations and governments and change social norms. So let's get started.

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.

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.