Finding hope for social justice in the origins of human civilization By Joseph Orosco There usually comes a point in one of the many classes I teach dealing with social justice issues that students will stop and ask: “How can we have hope that justice will prevail?”
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By Chris Crass Rioting throughout history, by oppressed peoples against injustice, has been one of the most effective ways to make positive changes in society. Regularly rioting takes places after all avenues have proved ineffective.
By Mark Naison Discharging multiple shots into an unarmed suspect is a reflection of a bad department culture, not just individual bad judgment.
By Phoenix Calida Have you made out a will? Just in case, ya know? You wanna make sure your kids get their inheritance, ya know?Did you add who will get your kids if….?Did you make sure to hug your mama and daddy good before they left today?You need to walk with your head down. You look arrogant and angry…
Chris Dixon, originally from Alaska, is a longtime anarchist organizer, writer, and educator with a PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is a collective member of the Institute for Anarchist Studies and serves on the advisory board for the activist journal Upping the Anti.
By Phoenix Calida Being a woman of color is a very unique situation. On one side, we have white supremacy and racism. So there is an urge to join with men of color and fight for racial equality. On the other side, we have patriarchy and sexism. So there is an urge to join white women and fight for…
By Phoenix Calida This call out isn’t new or revolutionary. Haven’t trans women, women of color, poor women, disabled women, queer women, *been* calling out feminism forever?
By Nadia Maiwandi When I see what’s going on in Palestine, I can’t help but make the connection to Afghanistan, a country that has lived through hell for over 35 years. When I was there in 2003 and 2006, I saw hundreds who lived with devastating injuries and poverty on levels unimaginable.
By Phoenix Calida I think we tend to miss the bigger picture. Nobody could ever deny the harm that has been done in the name of “god”. Rape, genocide, slavery, sexism, crusades, witch trials, capitalistic class structure, and on, and on.
Pressing the Restart Button on Liberatory Movements By Christian Matheis Recently, I posted the following question on a social media site: If feminism hit the reset button and we got to fix what we broke the first time, what would the do-over look like?
Is sex work a legitimate form of employment or is it inherently a form of oppression? What is involved in extending human rights protection to sex workers? What is the difference between decriminalization and legalization? This panel discussion examines sex work through the lens of social justice and discuss the intersection of feminist critique with the growing global sex worker’s rights…