Posts Tagged: protest

Burn ~ Part 2 (cont. from last week’s part 1): Refusal

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by Nancy Grayum I see withholding as a practice, a way of living lightly, spending small, taking time to think and feel, pacing ourselves. Progressive refusal, increasingly tweaking our resistance to the culture of waste and greed, can create meaningful outcomes. Divestment from funds that support environmental or social abuse is easy to accomplish, but […]

AN OPEN LETTER TO BETSY DEVOS

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By Linda Morrow  Dear Ms. DeVos, Of all the appointments your President – not mine – made to his cabinet, yours was the one I resisted and feared the most. He-who-shall-not-be-named recently said, “Who knew health insurance could be so complicated?” As a retired public school educator, with a thirty-five year career as a middle […]

And To the Republic For Which She Sits

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by Laura Kalpakian I was part of the Hell No We Won’t Go generation, 1968 when our resistance was focused on forcing the government to end the Vietnam War. We certainly did not invent mass protest, the proverbial petition in boots, but with television, our mass protests spilled into tidy American homes. That was new. […]

Writers Resist, Blog One: Sean Dwyer Has a Dream

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I have an advantage over you right now. I have battled a brain injury for two years, and at times I speculate that I am lying in a dark room in a long-term care facility. I’m in a coma. I have dreamt of a partial recovery, of the support of my friends, of personal growth […]