Quotes for the holiday from "Language Is a Place of Struggle": Great Quotes by People of Color, edited by Tram Nguyen.
20 posts from November 2008
This Thanksgiving week, Mark Winne, author of Closing the Food Gap, looks at widespread food insecurity in the U.S.
Dr. Juliet Schor explores why we can't buy our way out of the economic crisis.
Bill Ayers was interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air earlier this week (the interview was praised by James Fallows of the Atlantic here). Also check out his interview with Walter Shapiro at Salon, which has an accompanying video. A...
With the economy in trouble and budgets tight, fewer people will be traveling this Thanksgiving, but the authors of The Lonely American remind us why going "home for the holidays" matters.
Victor Tan Chen analyzes Barack Obama's economic plans and what they might mean for the near-poor in America.
Lillian Rubin dissects the many factors that contributed to the passage of Proposition 8, a gay marriage ban, in California.
Clare Dunsford discusses the implications of genetic testing and the promising start of the Genetic Information Non Discrimination Act toward protecting against genetic discrimination.
Bill Ayers appeared on Good Morning America and Democracy Now! this morning. The latter interview, which is longer and more substantive, includes his wife, Bernardine Dohrn. Bill McKibben discusses Obama's Big Climate Challenge. Nan Mooney (Not Keeping Up With Our...
Artist Jamar Nicholas discusses his adaptation of Geoffrey Canada's Fist Stick Knife Gun, and how Canada's memoir of growing up in the South Bronx resonated with memories of his own childhood in Philadelphia.
Bill Ayers will discuss the reissue of Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Antiwar Activist with Chris Cuomo on tomorrow's Good Morning America. (UPDATE: link to story) Beacon Press had planned to publish a new edition of Fugitive Days with a...
Penny Coleman looks at the problem of sexual assault in the military, where just 8 percent of sexual assaults are referred to court martial and the victims have to pay for their own rape kits unless they are treated in military or VA facilities.
Karen Kahn and Patricia Gozemba, co-authors, with Marilyn Humphries, of Courting Equality: A Documentary History of America's First Legal Same-Sex Marriages, discuss the anti-gay ballot initiatives in last week's election.
This anonymous poem was blown into a slit trench in Tunisia during a heavy bombardment in the early days of World War II. It was included in Poems to Live By in Uncertain Times, edited by Joan Murray. A Soldier—His...
Howard Thurman was hailed by Life magazine as one of the great preachers of the twentieth century; Peter Eisenstadt looks at the influence of Thurman on Barack Obama's philosophy.
"The Poet Goes to Indiana" by Mary Oliver was featured on the Writer's Almanac recently. Bill Ayers was interviewed by the Washington Post for this piece that ran that day after the election—the New Yorker's David Remnick was there, too....
Studs Terkel passed away last week at the age of 96. Rick Ayers shares some of his memories of the great oral historian.
Beacon Press Executive Editor Amy Caldwell discusses being in Chicago pre-Election Day with some of the country's foremost religious scholars at the American Academy of Religion Conference.
Tram Nguyen, editor of "Language is a Place of Struggle": Great Quotes by People of Color, discusses one of the more notable quotes of the election campaign.
Intellectual and political leadership should be neither elitist, nor populist; rather it ought to be democratic, in that each of us stands in public space, without humiliation, to put forward our best visions and views for the sake of the...