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"We Were Eight Years in Power" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

“There is a notion out there that black people enjoy the Sisyphean struggle against racism. In fact, most of us live for the day when we can struggle against anything else. 924 more words


Cooperative Living: Week 15

Ongoing journey of living at an activist collective

On Monday I started my first day of paid activism as an organizer for the Peace Council. Later that evening I attended a meeting with a new group that’s forming in the city surrounding the idea of police accountability and reform. 255 more words


"Stamped From the Beginning" by Ibram X. Kendi

“Every historian writes in – and is impacted by – a precise historical moment. My moment, this book’s moment, coincides with the televised and untelevised killings of unarmed human beings at the hands of law enforcement officials, and with the televised and untelevised life of the shooting star of #Black Lives Matter during America’s stormiest nights. 575 more words


On Immigration, Home, and Belonging

“Numbers and maps tell horror stories, but the stories of deepest horror are perhaps those for which there are no numbers, no maps, no possible accountability, no words ever written or spoken. 1,717 more words


Build Strangers, Bomb Walls

by John Poch

I wrote a poem called “Donald Trump.” It’s a curtal sonnet, and it’s not very good. Even though I knew I had little chance to succeed with this poem, I went ahead and wrote it. 673 more words


"Home Fire" by Kamila Shamsie

          “A man entered the office, carrying Isma’s passport, laptop, and phone. She allowed herself to hope, but he sat down, gestured for her to do the same, and placed a voice recorder between them. 504 more words


"The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" by Arundhati Roy

“Normality in our part of the world is a bit like a boiled egg: its humdrum surface conceals at its heart a yolk of egregious violence. 757 more words