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Wilberforce's Great Cause

Allen, one of my late friends, taught me a lot about open-mindedness because of how he identified himself. With no irony at all, he often called himself a compassionate evangelical.  766 more words


Diary of Mary Grew

One of the most important feminist activists of the nineteenth century, Mary Grew (1813-1896) was involved in numerous campaigns during her lifetime. She helped to initiate the Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women, which met annually between 1837 and 1839. 95 more words


I apparently have loads of time, so I've decided to start blogging.

So I’ve decided to start blogging. Why? Well for a couple of reasons that are probably the same for anyone who starts a blog. The first and formost being that I have stories, opinions, and experiences I want to share. 464 more words

New Mom

Turbulent Londoners: Mary Prince, 1788-?

Turbulent Londoners is a series of posts about radical individuals in London’s history who contributed to the city’s contentious past, with a particular focus of women, whose contribution to history is often overlooked. 767 more words


Happy Birthday, Henry David Thoreau!

Henry David Thoreau is the American philosopher and writer best known for two books, Walden  and Civil Disobedience. The first is about simplifying your life so as to find what it’s really all about, the second promotes breaking the law in protest when the state does wrong (think Martin Luther King in the Birmingham jail). 262 more words


Does America's Civil Religion Need a Revival?

Religion in the United States is dry kindling ready to burst into flame when lightning strikes. For the “Religious Right,” Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage and abortion are lightning strikes igniting a… 494 more words

Policy And Politics

Crimine come un oggetto sociale?

Grammatica della criminalizzazione.1 Crimine ed altre diaboliche invenzioni.  ‘Crime’ as a descriptive value? Grammar of criminalisation 1 – The complexity of abolitionist ends resides not only in the fact that prison, penal and carceral abolitionism cohabitates discursively, but that they are also at times either less or more than normative and programmatic discourses concerning the prisons, retribution and confinement. 3,336 more words