Posts Tagged ‘ democracy ’

Opinion | Stacey Abrams Is Playing the Long Game for Our Democracy – The New York Times

Toni Morrison: First Lady of Letters – The New York Times

Toni Morrison does not belong to black America. She doesn’t belong to white America. She is not “one of us.” She is all of us. She is not one nation. She is every nation. Her life is an instruction manual on how to be humble enough, small enough, tiny enough, gracious enough, heartful enough, big enough, to do what Ella Fitzgerald did at Harvard 37 years ago. To take an unknowing audience in the cradle of her hand and say, “I love you … and you … and you. …” To love someone. It’s the greatest democratic act imaginable. It’s the greatest novel ever written. Isn’t that why we read books in the first place?

James McBride

Rojava at risk « immanence

The Rojava Emergency Committee is asking that U.S. citizens urge their congressional and Senate representatives, as well as Elliot Engel, incoming Democratic chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, not to withdraw from Rojava. Please do that if you care about the largest stateless nation in the world (which happens to be building what’s probably the largest experiment in anarcha-feminist radical eco-democracy history has seen).

 

With outspread arms of thanks to dmf –

Source: Rojava at risk « immanence

Zeitgeist Spam: Reuters’s “Special Report: How Myanmar punished two reporters for uncovering an atrocity” (aka I can only imagine how jealous Trump must be) (aka Life in a theocracy)

Source: Zeitgeist Spam: Reuters’s “Special Report: How Myanmar punished two reporters for uncovering an atrocity” (aka I can only imagine how jealous Trump must be) (aka Life in a theocracy)

Poor People’s Campaign asks America to face the injustices keeping millions in poverty | PBS NewsHour

Shortly before his death, Martin Luther King Jr. called for an economic revolution with protections for the poorest Americans. Half a century later, a group of religious and moral leaders are planning a revival of the Poor People’s Campaign, with a wave of civil disobedience in Washington. Rev. William J. Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, joins Judy Woodruff for a conversation.

Source: Poor People’s Campaign asks America to face the injustices keeping millions in poverty | PBS NewsHour

The Facebook Armageddon – Columbia Journalism Review

 

Illustration by Diego Patiño

The social network’s increasing threat to journalism

Source: The Facebook Armageddon – Columbia Journalism Review

Dionne Brand: Writing Against Tyranny and Toward Liberation – YouTube