Kill 'Em with Kindness
by Roberta Reavey
So, I think I figured out how to get a toenail in the closed door of Trumpster thinking. For the football fans, anyway.
Giving up football to show the NFL their "principles" has GOT to be killing them right around now, right? Read more...
The day the Alt-right (nazis) came to chocolate city
by Shevone Torres
I arrived in D.C. 2 days before the action took place. You can feel the tension. The moment I stepped foot in Washington D.C. I was overwhelmed by the amount of police presence. Read more…
Judge Kavanaugh must be stopped
by Casey Olesko, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey
Let’s be crystal clear: the right to access safe and legal abortion in the United States is on the line. With the recent nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the future of abortion access, reproductive health care, LGBTQ rights, the environment, voting rights, and the right to be free from discrimination in this country are all in question. Read more
Yes, We Do Care: Help Reunite Families Separated at the Border
by Karly Grossman
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in his public announcement of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy (a month into making it official and a year after “piloting” the policy) equated parents fleeing violence and trying to save their children’s lives with human traffickers. “If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you as required by law.
Navigating the Healthcare System with an Anti-Oppression Lens
by Jennifer North
I’ve been thinking a lot about the healthcare system lately. I think about it as I remind myself of all of the things I value that are in danger, both outwardly and hidden. I think about it as I remind myself of the voices of yesterday that should still be heard. Like the people who live in Puerto Rico. Or in Flint. Read more...
Puerto Rico: Six Months After Hurricane Maria
by Amy Durr
In the six months since Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico recovery efforts have been painfully slow. According to Vox: "Federal workers there are still in emergency mode: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is still distributing food and water supplies; the Army Corps of Engineers is still picking up hurricane debris and installing blue roofs on damaged homes."
There is Nowhere to Hide in My Classroom
by Summer Maher
When I enter my school in the morning, I expect to be annoyed. I expect to be exhausted and pissed off and ready to go home before homeroom even begins.
When I enter my school in the morning, I do not expect to get shot.
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