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Solidarity

Challenging the Warsaw Pact From Within

John Feffer | Posted 03.26.2015 | World
John Feffer

One of our important activities was the seminar organized in 1987 at a church in Warsaw. The title of the seminar was Bringing Real Life to the Helsinki Agreement, and it was based on the Memorandum prepared by the Western peace movement and politicians as well as people from the opposition in the East.

What Happens When the World's Largest Queer Record Label Closes and No One Notices?

J Mase III | Posted 03.14.2015 | Gay Voices
J Mase III

The fact that an organization with a roster of 200 people can find a way to concretely analyze their privilege sets a standard. I want to believe in a world where we do not shy away from conversations about racial justice.

Protecting Freedom of Expression in Newsrooms and Mosques: Unity and Dialogue

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 03.15.2015 | Religion
Gaia Paradiso

The Mosque of Rome is the largest Mosque of Europe and its architecture replicates and perfectly integrates itself in the heart of Italy.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week all eyes were on Paris as the murderous shooting at the offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which left 12 dead, culminated in two simultaneous hostage crises in which the Hedbo attackers and four hostages were killed. These heinous attacks were, in essence, aimed at tolerance, openness, dialogue, and diversity -- and are more a test of our commitment to our most bedrock principles than a test of our security capabilities. The way to pass this test is by refusing to compromise those core values. I'd also like to salute our colleagues at Le Huffington Post in Paris, who did a stellar job covering the tragic and rapidly shifting story. It's been a grim few days, but as today's march of solidarity in Paris will no doubt show, what unites us is much more powerful than the forces of division and intolerance.

Je Suis Charlie

Walker Bragman | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Walker Bragman

Ideas are bulletproof.

A Starting Point for 2015

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 02.25.2015 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

A new consensus is emerging for the 21st Century: contrary to what we were led to believe -- that only growth makes distribution possible -- today more than ever distribution makes faster growth possible.

Should We Oppose the Intervention Against ISIS? An Exchange of Views

Danny Postel | Posted 02.21.2015 | World
Danny Postel

Some Syrian activists question how committed the Kurds are to toppling the Syrian dictator. The Kurds, for their part, distrust Turkey, which supports the Syrian opposition. These debates and dynamics are mostly unknown to American progressives.

White Activism in the Midst of #BlackLivesMatter

Maja Tosic | Posted 02.18.2015 | College
Maja Tosic

The movement for change is not just about defending the notion that Black Lives Matter. It is also about supporting the idea that White Lives should not matter as much as they do. That white lives should not trump others.

Millions March NYC -- Fight Against Police Brutality and Oppression

Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 02.14.2015 | New York
Evgeniya Melnikova

Saturday, December 13: This day we wrote a new page in history. This day we were marching together side by side in the name of unity, solidarity and justice. This day we were raising our voices against police brutality, inequality and oppression.

Guide to Getting Uncomfortable With Race

Fiona Teng | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Fiona Teng

After you've become familiar with your own racial biases, first and foremost, accept yourself for them. Wherever you come from, whatever your background, you have been taught that those racial biases are true. The true test of your character will be how you practice unlearning them.

e Need To Stop Judging Other Women for Their Halloween Costumes

Erin Spencer | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Erin Spencer

As children, Halloween was a night of simple joy. It was a damn great holiday. You donned whatever costume you felt like a boss in and without second-guessing it, went out and ended the night with a pillowcase full of candy. You were #FLAWLESS before Beyoncé made it a thing.

One Theater Lover Responds to Older Broadway Actors Being Kicked From Equity-League Health Plan

Kryss Shane | Posted 12.28.2014 | Arts
Kryss Shane

I have always known Actors Equity Association to be on the cutting edge of equality and at the forefront of making progressive choices with a focus on the needs of its members. Until now.

Honey, You're Fine

Kate Baer | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Kate Baer

When you are standing in the middle of your bedroom with one sock, two pacifiers, four bedsheets but no idea why you came into the room in the first place, you are not alone.

An Open Message to the Teachers of Ferguson

Alyssa Hadley Dunn | Posted 10.18.2014 | Education
Alyssa Hadley Dunn

Is anyone writing to you, teachers of Ferguson? Is anyone thinking about how you are sleeping, what you are telling your own children, and how you are going to greet a new group of students in the morning? I hope so.

Tibetan Monks Have Joined The Ferguson Protestors In Solidarity

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion

The fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 9 has sent shockwaves not just through the nation, but throughout the globe. Photos of ...

Israelis Pay Condolences To Family Of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, Murdered Palestinian Teen

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion

Over 350 Israelis made their way to a mourning tent in Jerusalem on Tuesday to pay their condolences to the family of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, a Palestini...

Soccer (football), Corruption, Stupidity, Joy and Hope

Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J. | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J.

I hope that, as all sports should, it can be a means to the end. I hope, as the Pope said, that it can be a means to the end of genuine solidarity, a solidarity that recognizes that a soccer pitch shouldn't be the only level playing field.

'You Have to Work with A**holes. That's Democracy. We, in Our Wisdom, Elected Them.'

Carl Pope | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

My annual calendar has two special days, each celebrating a special form of courage. Both, environmentally appropriately, are in the spring. The kind of to attack when it is easy to stand-pat is the theme of the annual June Solidarity PAC lunch.

No More Analysis -- Millennials, the Church Needs You!

Samuel L. Adams | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Samuel L. Adams

Many churches are perpetually mired in process, worrying far more about protocol for committee meetings than how to become a welcoming body. With your wariness about the glacial pace at which institutions change, you can help the church become more dynamic.

The Dardenne Brothers' Two Days, One Night Premieres at Cannes: Lead Marion Cotillard Fights to Keep Her Job in a Factory

Karin Badt | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Watching a Dardenne film always reminds of the anxiety and trepidation I felt before getting a tenured job. Their new film Two Days, One Night, which premiered this week at Cannes, did the same.

A Pop-Up Community in the Face of Emergency

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 06.21.2014 | New York
Terry Curtis Fox

For a rush hour train headed to Canal Street, the N was remarkably empty. It took a moment to react when the man jerked out of his seat and collapsed onto the N train floor. A woman started demanding that we give him space.

Music for Peace

Isha Judd | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Isha Judd

Why are so many of our songs based on loss and unrequited yearning? Is that really what moves our hearts more than joy and pleasure? More than compassion and peace?

Another Chance for Ukraine

Tristan Masat | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Tristan Masat

Ukraine is beset by troubles. The Russian annexation of Crimea is the dramatic headline, but the economic struggles the country and Ukrainian workers face may prove just as dire.

Reforming the Party in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 04.25.2014 | World
John Feffer

Hieronim Kubiak was a member of this group, which hoped to convene an extraordinary Party congress in 1980 to advance their goals. He would eventually become a member of the Politburo representing the reform wing.

America Without Unions

Jeff Faux | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Jeff Faux

It is no accident that as union strength declined, the social contract in America was systematically shredded. Yes, globalization and technology have changed the economy. But as labor weakened, both politically and on the job, business interests have been able to wring the benefits from these changes and shift the costs to workers.