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  • What Would Clyde Do? Why I Painted Clyde Kennard

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    Chances are, you haven't heard ofClyde Kennard, an unsung hero and martyr of the Civil Rights Movement, a man of great wisdom, compassion, gentleness, and determined courage. Until a few months ago, I hadn't either. Then a colleague told me a remarkable story about a man set on showing southern Mississippi white people that their culture would be better for them if they integrated.
  • What You Should Know by Russell Libby, a review

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    Robert Shetterly reviews Russell Libby's new, posthumously published book of poetry, What You Should Know: A Field Guide to Three Sisters Farm.
  • This App Is So Cool!

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    The entire function of art -- at whatever level of ability -- is to enable a person to discover a personal voice, an idiosyncratic way of seeing, thinking, feeling, reacting, being that could only come from you.
  • AWTT Focusing on Narrative Activism

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    It is the mission of Americans Who Tell the Truth to encourage all of us to discover true stories, stories that help us engage in the life and health of our communities, stories that align our ideals with our actions.
  • David Swanson: "War in Syria will not be won"

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    David Swanson takes apart the public rationale for war with Syria: "The debate over chemical weapons, itself, is framed by the lie that a law against chemical weapons can be enforced by one nation attacking another."
  • Peter Ludlow on Whistleblowing and Hacktivism

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    Read Peter Ludlow's thoughtful exploration of the morality of the new generation of leakers, whistleblowers, and hacktivists. The post, titled "The Banality of Systemic Evil" was published in The New York Times on September 15, 2013.Writes Ludlow, "Clearly, there is a moral principle at work in the actions of the leakers, whistle-blowers and hacktivists and those who support them.
  • Seeking the Balance: Individual vs. Community

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    The individual has a responsibility to think of and care about community. This is no small task and it belongs to all of us – parents, teachers, community members. How will you make this idea come alive in your life?
  • John Queally's Interview with Robert Shetterly

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    In an interview with Common Dreams, Robert Shetterly says that he began painting the portrait of Edward Snowden almost immediately after seeing the first interview Snowden gave to journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras.
  • Daily Show's Jessica Williams Frisks White Collar Crime

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    Frisky Business - Jessica Williams Reporting live from "business Harlem," Jessica Williams reveals that white-collar crime is disproportionately committed by people who fit a certain profile.
  • Rob Shetterly Discusses the Power of Art with Nancy Harris Frohlich

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    Robert Shetterly discusses the power of art with Nancy Harris Frohlich.