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Did you make sure?

  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…
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Interview: Chris Dixon

  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.

Being a Woman of Color

  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…
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When I See What’s Going on in Palestine

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.

Regarding Religion and Atheism

  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.

What We Broke the First Time

  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?

The Future of Sex Work

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…
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Fiddling While Rome Burns

  By Maite Pepper Yesterday, after the triumph of Argentina over the Netherlands, the horns for celebration rang out throughout Buenos Aires.  How ironic: the people of a certain place in the Middle East were hearing a similar noise.

Manifesto for Mothers

Manifesto for Mothers Oppressed by Sexism, Male Domination, Racism, Ageism, Classism, Their Own Darling Children & (of course) Other Mothers By Nadia Martinez Chantry To begin: I am so oppressed I can no longer even dream

William James and Social Justice Science Fiction

  By Joseph Orosco   By now, it’s well known that William James was the inspiration behind Ursula K. Le Guin’s short story “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas.”  But he seems to have made a big impact on another writer of social justice science fiction:  Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins.