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  • On the Supreme Court Putting a Stay on Juliana v. U.S.

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    "Government actions knowingly and willfully created the climate crisis. From this crisis young and future generations face increasing dangers. As courageous, creative change-makers we have the opportunity and moral authority to change the social, political, and economic structures that cause injustice and climate chaos. Youth are standing up for our fundamental right to inherit a stable and survivable planet.
  • 17 Years of Getting Afghanistan Completely Wrong

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    While many of us forget, David Swanson urges us to remember. And to do something about it. Swanson reminds us that the war in Afghanistan drags on, even as Americans ignore its ongoing tragedies.
  • The Accusation That Wouldn't Go Away

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    RobertKoehler from Chicago is one of my favorite observers of our complicated culture. What I like so much about him is his clear-eyed compassion for all people and honest assessment of hypocrisy when we fail to live up to our professed ideals. I know of no one who writes more eloquently and economically about social justice - particularly our many varieties of racism, about the insidiousness of militarism, about wealth disparity, and now particularly about the crisis of climate change.
  • 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.