Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: culture

Building community, one fruit tree at a time

“Urban fruit foraging,” it’s called.

How to counter the growing threat of agent provocateurs

Those who want movements to fail will try to lure them into violence. A new handbook shows how to reduce that risk.

Britney’s conservatorship is one example of how the legacy of eugenics...

The United States has a history of forced sterilization policies that targeted disabled people, women of color, and those living in poverty.

China – Cultural revolution 2.0 and great leap backward?

Young people in China and America face similar problems. Both countries need a profound revolution but it must be real and ground up, not a populist sham from those in power.

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."

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Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

A school choice nightmare: Families getting government funding to switch from public to private...

The harrowing story of a Maine family shows the potential perils families face when they transfer to privately run schools that are less subject to government oversight.

GOP readies ‘shameful’ vote to oust Omar from House Committee

"The GOP is riddled with white nationalists and antisemites. It is infuriating and absurd that they are trying to distract from the bigoted hatred in their own party by attacking a progressive woman of color."

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

City trees save lives, first-of-its-kind study finds

Planting trees has additional benefits for communities beyond keeping cities cool, such as reducing air pollution and boosting mental health.