What Kevin Alexander Gray taught me
The late civil rights activist and author didn’t let elected officials off the hook, no matter how liberal. He understood the importance of intersectionality and what it takes to achieve progressive change.
How books can be used to build up America or to...
The assault on classroom libraries represents one front in DeSantis’s scorched-earth campaign to divide communities and marginalize certain Americans.
Behold, the new GOP culture wars
The Republican Party’s latest wave of attacks against anyone who threatens the white supremacist patriarchy is couched in false concern for health and well-being.
Who will speak up for my child, the drag queen?
I will be equally proud of my country when enough of us stand up strongly for the right to, and value of, gender fluidity.
Violence against Indigenous women grows in Vancouver amid ‘apathy and injustice’
Indigenous women and girls in Canada continue to face disproportionate levels of violence and insecurity rooted in colonialism.
The U.S. is a world outlier on abortion restrictions
The recent overturning of Roe v. Wade is part of a pattern of American exceptionalism that harms people in both the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Our bodies, societies and planet are inflamed for the same reasons
Raj Patel and Rupa Marya coauthored the book Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice to highlight the connections between health and structural injustice.
Our country is trading children’s lives for guns
Guns have become an intimate part of American culture, one that is fed by gun-makers and the gun lobby, the right-wing media and Hollywood, and of course the Republican Party. Our children are paying the price.
Why Michigan public school parents might be too strong of a...
Parents in DeVos’s backyard tell right-wing radicals, “No thank you to divisive, partisan agendas in schools.”
Housing is a human right—here’s how to make it a reality
The federal government has for years enabled the private market to make money off our housing needs. Now, as home prices and rents skyrocket, there is a simple solution: offer people a public option for housing.
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