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March for Our Lives

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On March 24, 2018
As I type, the March for Our Lives is happening around the nation. People, led by the youth, are marching against American gun culture and our politicians responding to mass murders by facilitating more mass murders. I don’t know what this will lead to. Nobody does. It could be part of a larger movement toward […]

Bodies in Action

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On October 23, 2017

Tiya Miles is one of our top historians of slavery in its various 19th century forms (this is a really great book on slavery and the Cherokees) and I really appreciated this essay about how faculty li

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With Friends Like These

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On May 17, 2017
In yet another clear signal about the consequences of embracing strongmen: violence erupted at the Turkish embassy in DC yesterday, just after Turkish President Erdogan enjoyed his cozy White House visit. The clash involved pro- and anti-Erdogan groups. Turkish state media identified members of Erdogan’s own security team in the fighting. The videos and images […]

The Resistance

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On March 26, 2017

Weigel has a good summary of how grassroots resistance stopped TrumpCare. It wasn’t a strategy coming out of Congressional Democrats. It was everyday people, getting in the streets, protesting,

Why Protest

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On January 30, 2017

A lot of us live in blue states with representatives who usually do the right thing. So why protest in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc? This is a good primer on why it is important.

Keep Protesting!

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On January 29, 2017

I spent the afternoon celebrating my birthday by protesting with about 2000 fellow Rhode Islanders in support of our Muslim and Latino comrades. Standing out there today, I realized that what we are s

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