The divide between performative and substantive activism is critically important right now. Don’t be on the wrong side of it.
If you want to fight tyranny, start at home: Don’t be silence in the face of hateful behaviour.
The nation knows that the Black and Native American communities are at increased risk for police violence, but few are talking about the fact that roughly half of fatal police encounters also incorporate disability. It’s time for that to change.
One of the most difficult things for me to balance as someone who wants to work in solidarity with communities I don’t belong to is when to speak, and when to listen. It’s a challenging tightrope act, and it’s one that I, along with everyone else, have not perfected. There’s no neat and easy prescription, […]
Some social justice movements finally seem to be catching on to the notion of intersectionality and the importance of acknowledging the complexity of oppressive institutional and social structures (others always did…more simply refuse to take notice of anything outside their own bubble). That means more and more ‘solidarity laundry list’-type publications in which such organizations […]
This has been a year of increased visibility of strikes in the media, by both public and private sector workers in a range of industries. From teachers to telecommunications professionals, workers are getting angry, they’re organising, and they’re taking their work to the streets when negotiation in other venues doesn’t work, not just in the […]
Every few months, a brand-new round of ‘where are all the women’ goes around as people profess shock and amazement that there are fewer women than they expect, or want, in spaces like conferences, radio shows, social clubs, and what-have-you. Everyone handwrings over where the women are and wonders why there aren’t more of them […]