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.

LittleFish BigPond5 months ago
White People Need to Speak Up!
White people need to speak up. Racism is running rampant in our country and it has got to stop. I’ve heard the counterarguments, “My family didn’t own slaves,” and, “Slavery was a long time ago, get o...
Of Course a Sitting POTUS Can Be Indicted!
If I hear one more talking head, so-called expert, or congressperson say "Of course you can’t indict a sitting US President," my head is going to explode—the complacent leading the apathetic! For fuck...
White People Need to Assess and Address Their Privilege
The late and great intellect Ralph Ellison once wrote, Power doesn't have to show off. Power is confident, self-assuring, self-starting and self-stopping, self-warming and self-justifying. When you ha...
Morgan Sanfoka 5 months ago
Shut It Down!
I am not sure why is has taken me almost two years to tell this story. My first story got deleted. That's life. But this story is too important not to document. I want to take this time to write an op...
Iria Vasquez-Paez5 months ago
Plastic Straw Bans
The plastic straw ban has everybody in frenzy mode because some of us need straws. California is closer to a ban on plastic straws at full-service restaurants. Some scientists hope the idea will sprea...
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Brian 5 months ago
Our Duty to the Environment
I hear a lot of people telling us that we have to protect the environment. We hear sayings like, "It's our duty since it's our home," and, "Our children will suffer the consequences of the actions we ...
James E. 5 months ago
We Exist. We Stand. We Fight
Hello! I'm just a small self-made man here with a big dream. I want to help bring more visibility and awareness to the LGBT community, more specifically the T part. Transgender individuals are well un...
Will Evans5 months ago
A Thank You to Bernie
Dear Bernie, I owe so much to you. Before the 2016 election, I didn't feel like I could contribute to what was going on around me. I can't vote until this December, and I felt voting was the only true...
Stripes Joplin5 months ago
Giving Up
I have decided that I’m done arguing with bigoted people. First, I’m chronically ill. I just can’t afford that kind of stress anymore. I need to focus on getting better and I can’t do that if I’m argu...
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Nicola Vanzetti 5 months ago
The Age of Complacency
Every once in a while, there's an event that everyone thinks will shake things up. Whether it's reports of things like concentration camps for illegal immigrants, the leak of the Panama and the Paradi...
Iria Vasquez-Paez5 months ago
Why Homeless People Stay Homeless
The homeless problem in California will get worse before it gets better. Our high cost of living doesn’t help homeless people. They often choose the streets, despite the fact that 700 people die from ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez5 months ago
Better Ways of Protesting the Alt-Right
I can’t go to protests since I get very stressed around violence, then you can figure out a way to protest with writing, song, poetry, fiction, journalism, and more. I want to give rise to my fiction ...
Stripes Joplin5 months ago
Gun Violence in America
“These events are terrifying because they occur without warning in the most mundane places. Most of the victims are chosen not for what they have done but because of where they happen to be.”—The Wash...
Bria Elizabeth5 months ago
Why Plastic Straws Are Being Banned
Plastic straws have been in many headlines recently. Popular celebrities like Kim Kardashian-West have made public announcements that they have completely cut out plastic straws from their homes and r...
Iria Vasquez-Paez6 months ago
The Homeless Problem in the United States
Throughout the world, the homeless exist. They do not have steady jobs or homes. They are usually on illegal substances, like marijuana, and often alcohol as well. They have to exist outside all the t...
Dr. Williams6 months ago
The Audacity of Leadership
For some time now, there has and continues to be such audacity of our leaders to presume that they have done no harm to the American way of life. In sharp contrast to their rhetoric, the United States...
Dr. Williams6 months ago
Is This the Shape of Things to Come?
As the soft gentle summer breeze flows, it is hard to imagine all the horror taking place in today's modern world. It seems mankind has really done it this time. Many of us especially baby boomers hav...
Bailey K6 months ago
What Is the Point of Zero-Waste?
Is it the right way to save the environment?