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  • Voting for the Lesser of Evils

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    Since I've been old enough to vote -- 50 years now -- I've felt, except maybe once or twice, that I was voting for the lesser of evils.That problem was acute in the run up to the 2016 election, and already I'm hearing people say about the 2018 midterm: no matter who it is, if it's Democrat, you've got to vote for it.
  • The Museum of Liberation

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    This morning I was listening to a podcast by Bryan Stevenson, a recent AWTT portrait. Many of you know that he and his organization, the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, recently opened a new museum which tells two stories. One part tells the story of the ongoing systemic transformations of racism in this country, from Slavery to Mass Incarceration.
  • The Million Women’s March January 21, 2017

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    What happened?This was not a protest. It was a clarification. A realignment.It was not an aggrieved victim struggling to have her lonely voice heard as she implores power to hear truth.It was power speaking to power. Legitimate power speaking to illegitimate power. It was a global, universal tweet speaking to an arrogant twit.The phoenix shaking off the ashes.It was liberation speaking to domination. Diversity speaking to white patriarchy.The heart of freedom speaking to the heel of oppression.
  • A Public Conversation in Asheville, NC with Robert Shetterly and Rev. Dr. William Barber II

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    On September 20, 2015, Robert Shetterly and Rev. Dr. William Barber II participated in a public conversation about courage, activism, and social justice. Watch the videos here.
  • Rob's Report From Bozeman

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    Robert Shetterly was invited to Bozeman, Montana for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2015.
  • Commercializing The Christmas Truce: Spinning Hay into Dollars

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    Robert Shetterly reflects on the meaning of the Christmas Truce and a recent advertisement by Sainsbury's chocolate to commercialize the moment.
  • Torture: A modest (satirical) proposal

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    Robert Shetterly writes a satire about the morality of torture for Super Bowl Sunday.
  • A Symphony of Courageous Action

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    Connie Carter, the Director of Education Programming for AWTT, thinks about the Star Spangled Banner and the patriotism of activism.
  • The Myth of Accountability and the Death of Michael Brown

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    Robert Shetterly reflects on Michael Brown, Ferguson, Darren Wilson and a culture that avoids accountability in the United States.
  • Nature's Common Core: Why Rachel Carson should be taught in schools

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    Robert Shetterly writes about the relevance of Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring, more than 50 years after it was published and urges us to teach that all economies must adhere to nature's laws.