Defending Immigrant Rights from Arizona to Manhattan.
25 posts from April 2010
A First Amendment win in Wyoming, as a federal judge orders that William Ayers finally be allowed to speak.
How do socially responsible funds define virtue? Fran Hawthorne looks at an investment trend that's grown more complicated since the days of tobacco, liquor, gambling, and guns.
In the weeks leading up to the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, nearly 3,000 babies and children were airlifted out of South Vietnam. Their exceptional journey has lessons for today.
When Harvard University's June Carolyn Erlick thinks of the upcoming election in Colombia, she thinks of horses.
David Chura brings to light the high [hidden] costs of hungry teenagers in prison.
Spend time with some vital voices, then lift your own in our comments section.
Today marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, but Bruce Rich explains why environmental protection is a much older invention.
What's a vegetarian mom to do when her daughter comes home from school raving about chicken nuggets?
Fred Pearce brings good news on the farming front from Machakos, a rural district of Kenya.
Nancy Rubin Stuart takes aim at a bumper sticker and the "rear guard of popular thought."
Weekend listening courtesy of Beacon Press.
Beacon Broadside ran a post by William Ayers on April 7 about being "disinvited" from lecturing at the University of Wyoming—read the original post here. On April 13,INSIDE Higher Ed ran an update on that story: the university is encountering...
Check out an excerpt from Fran Hawthorne's new book: The Overloaded Liberal, which Greg Melville called "funny, poignant, and often eye-opening."
Beacon Press congratulates Bellevue Literary Press for Paul Harding's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Sarah Palin won't be the only one on Boston Common today. Chuck Collins will be out there too, thinking that this debate looks all too familiar.
A quick note about who will be running things around Beacon Broadside while our blog editor is on leave.
Mark Winne looks at encouraging signs that we are making progress toward closing some of the biggest gaps in our food system.
Black farmers have been left out of the growing ranks of organic farming, but a group has formed to help change that in the American southeast.
William Ayers addresses a decision by the University of Wyoming, in response to right-wing pressure, to rescind his invitation to speak to students there.