activism

Grassroots campaigns have proven instrumental in bringing about political, social or environmental change; you've got to start somewhere-might as well start here.

Peter Rose2 days ago
What Is Natural? The Environment Is Now Political
What is not natural? The environment is now political. Evolution does not stop. The ecology of planet Earth is rightly a topic of vigorous discussion; great claims are made that the world will end if ...
Samantha Clarke5 days ago
Save Lives—Requesting that All Police Departments Have Domestic Violence Units
So, I Finally Did the Thing. The thing I kind of said I would never do. I got “political.” If you can call it that, which I myself do not. I made my first petition to ask for change that I think could...
Trina Dawes10 days ago
Children's Homes, Foster Care, and the Social Care System. Creating Already Damaged Children into Even More Damaged Adults
After hearing Alex Wheatle's story about his time in a Lambeth children's home in the 1970s, he wrote a book called Brixton Rock, where he told his heart-breaking childhood in a care home where he was...
Anna Nei Moss12 days ago
Patriarchy
Lyrical laws respond to clinical hate and we’ve all been subdued to believe this is fate. With corruption and lies, they’ve streamlined our lives. Their message is subliminal, and the destruction is c...
Courtney Lowry15 days ago
What I Learned from Not Taking Active Shooter Drills Seriously in Elementary School
With recent tragedies, like the double mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso this last weekend, we’ve come to realize that the world is no longer cozy and safe. Baby boomers, like my grandma, easily re...
Paige Graffunder17 days ago
Stand, and Be True
TRIGGER WARNING: Mentions of gun violence, concentration camps, mental illness, sexual assault, torture, inhumane conditions. Before I begin, I would like to take a moment, to acknowledge the victims ...
Madison Rheam20 days ago
In a Perfect World
There are so many things I could address with the problems we currently see in today's society. While social class, gender, and race are their own category, I feel they all can be put under one word: ...
Josh K.24 days ago
Shaun King and 'The North Star'
Does everyone know what The North Star is? It was a newspaper founded by freedman Frederick Douglas. It was an abolitionist newspaper started in Rochester, New York in 1847. Writer, Shaun King, has re...
Johann Hollara month ago
You Gals Are Right
I am well aware of you ladies and your disdain for men at times. We spent centuries treating you ladies like second-class citizens, where the only thing you were good for was cooking, cleaning the hou...
Dr. Williamsa month ago
Into the Foray Rides a Dark Horse
They say the nature of a man is best judged by his actions and deeds. For Sam Jones—a mild tempered man who has seen first hand the wonton despair and despondency of ordinary citizens, day after day, ...
Megan Frost Babba month ago
Dena Miller, From One White Woman to Another, Let Me Help You Understand Why The Squad: Congresswomen Pressley, Ohar, Ocasio-Cortez, and Tilab Are NOT Racist
I am a white woman. I grew up in a very well-to-do community wanting for nothing. My parents are very well educated. They also grew up in well-to-do communities. Neither they, myself, my siblings, nor...
Andrea Perkinsa month ago
Indigenous Peoples Are Under Attack
Indigenous struggles go under-reported, mostly because they are either outside of the mainstream media’s focus, or because topics that should be talked about as Indigenous issues are not labeled as su...
Peter Rosea month ago
Democracy, Its Survival Is at Risk
Democracy—it's survival is at risk. July 2019 The British tax payers are funding, through the Economic and Social Research Council and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, ways to support and imp...
Peter Rose2 months ago
Political Protests
Political protest When is it acceptable? Does it achieve anything? In some way or another, nearly all protests that involve groups of people are political, from a local gathering who want a road sign ...
Kelsey Sapien2 months ago
#istandwithimmigrants
#istandwithimmigrants But what does standing with immigrants mean? How do we as individuals help? How do we actively stand with immigrants? Why do we share a hashtag but find ourselves stopping there?...
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Lorraine Woiak2 months ago
Conversion Therapy
If you are not part of the LGBT community, it is likely that you have never heard of conversion therapy. For those who are part of the community, it is a heartbreaking and devastating thing that has d...
Kofo Ajala2 months ago
2 Years From Grenfell
Friday June 14, 2019. Two years since the horrific wildfire tragedy of Grenfell tower—a time for reflection has never been more haunting on the brain. Upon such reflection I’ve found myself trying to ...
DM Lewis2 months ago
National Equality March 2017
Two years ago in June, members of the LGBTQ Community and our allies took to the streets across the world to speak up about the current, and ever-shifting administration holding the White House and Co...