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Feminist Wire just posted a profile of 23 girls and women who are transforming our world with love, feminism, anti-racism, collaboration, peace, solidarity, empathy, critique, and hope. Check out who made the list.
When I was a child growing up in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, at the beginning of what would be a long history of troubled sleep, my mom would sing this song to me as the gun shots and other sounds ricocheted in the background: lay down body/lay down little while/trouble soon be over/lay down little while/just keep on rolling/lay down little while/trouble soon be over/lay down little while. What my mother knew then, what I would only learn later, is that song can not only put a child troubled by violence to sleep, it can raise that child to dream, and raise a nation of dissidents to voice, to action, to power.
The revelations that the NSA is spying on Americans — with the help of tech and broadband companies — should frighten anyone fighting for racial justice. After all, our nation has a long and shameful history of using surveillance to disrupt racial and social justice movements.
“I consider it part of my job and role as a movement leader to know what people are thinking, to build national community with those in my networks, and support the members of the Media Action Grassroots Network.” – learn more from Malkia Cyril and Rinku Sen of Applied Research Center about the social media secrets of movement leaders.
Why are reporters at mainstream television news outlets like CNN simply parroting the talking points of the Israeli government, and not raising critical questions that might help bring clarity to the cause, context, and potential for change in this moment?
Last week, I had the great fortune of participating in a passionate discussion with a set of brilliant and effective leaders on what some call the “progressive project”, in reference to the long-term goals and strategies of a broadly defined progressive movement.
Every year news magazine the Advocate features Forty Under 40, which they define as “budding powerhouses, leaders in media, politics, sports, and science that are facilitating our future.” This year Executive Director Malkia Cyril was selected as one of the forty people changing the world we live in.
Imagine a world where the death of children is the sport, vicious economic inequity and competition is the game, and culture is created and manipulated through the daily mechanization of a highly controlled political and media system.
Wearing hoodies will not overturn the vicious Stand Your Ground laws that have proliferated throughout U.S. states in the last year, only organized pressure can change the law.
New America Foundation Panel: The Open Internet Goes to Court (featuring National Organizer Steven Renderos as one of the panelists)