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.

Hali Moore6 months ago
Medicare and the Millennial
As we age, we can expect a few things to happen. Hearing and eyesight tend to fade, we move a little slower, and we wear sweaters more often because we'll get cold a little easier. But what about the ...
Mobin Khan6 months ago
What Happens When Students Go to School?
“If I don’t make it, I love you, and I appreciated everything you did for me.” In the moments that she thought would be her last, high school freshman Sarah Crescitelli texted these words to her paren...
#CancelKavanough Will Be a Win for #MeToo
The United States Supreme Court is the highest federal court in the US and acts as the final judge in all cases involving laws of congress and the constitution. Despite this, the completely un-diverse...
Elliot Harris6 months ago
Why We Need to Intervene in the Syrian Civil War, for the Sake of Humanity
'At least in heaven there's food.' A mother of a boy, no more than 5 years old exclaims; she has come to terms with her own son's death, she is waiting and longing for her son to pass, because at leas...
Cassandra 6 months ago
Maternity Leave in Today's Society
Thanksgiving weekend of 2017 my boyfriend of three years and I found out we were going to be welcoming a baby boy into the world. My pregnancy flew by and soon I was trying to figure out how long I go...
Chris Ricks6 months ago
One Nation Under God
When you hear independence, liberty, and justice, what is the first image that pops into your head? For many, this is a simple question with a generic answer. Independence, being able to do what you w...
David Morrison7 months ago
Resist, Part 1
Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals has been very influential in Western political circles in recent years. The book is all about putting together grassroots communities and suggests a range of ap...
Detroit REPRESENT!7 months ago
7 Steps to Resist the Termination of TPS and All Other Political Adversities
*Content warning for mentions of sexual violence“A state of shock is not just what happens to us when something bad happens; [it’s] what happens to us when we lose our narrative, when we lose our stor...
LittleFish BigPond7 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 Sankofa7 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-Paez7 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 7 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. 7 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 Evans7 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 Joplin7 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 7 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...