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  • Paul Ryan in Effigy

    By Gigi Wagg You, Paul Ryan, who imagine yourself an emerging monarch, are really a moth—bat food, with the base, serviceable body of a military cargo plane: dusty, dull and fueled by heavy diesel. You circle the towers of Trump power, crashing your dumb head [...]

  • Protest personalities

    By Ruth McCole Women’s March, Boston, Massachusetts. Grim determination turns to gladness turns to awe We leave too early Afterward bells ring. Muslim Ban One, Boston, Massachusetts. A roiling, boiling storm-crowd Makes waves. A man shouts “You’re all going to hell” A sign reads “Jesus [...]

  • Say It Aloud

    By Jamie Davenport   Something entirely disturbing happened last night on my commute to rehearsal. Bare with me. It is a long tale. But one that is necessary to read and digest. I was sitting in the corner of the Red Line T, closest to [...]

  • Terabytes of Bullshit

    By Jon Wesick There’s a poetry reading in Victorville so I drive to the land of football and gang tattoos. The hotel room TV is wall to wall commercials. I realize my life has been one long scream into a firehose, a protest against terabytes [...]

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Videos worth watching

Know the enemy: Watch NRA spokesperson belittle gun,
control, Pres. Obama, and the majority of the rest of us

Scene from ‘All the President’s Men?
View four more at The Public Theater NYC

How to Jam the Trump Brand
from Naomi Klein at The Intercept

Pursuing the Dream: What You Need to Know About DACA
Immigration, and Beyond, from Brave New Films

“Hijabi” by Mona Haydar
from her upcoming album One

Eating Twinkies With God
a short film by Meir Kay

TED: Reared in Westboro Baptist Church
and engaging across ideological lines

How free is our freedom of the press?
Trevor Timm, Freedom of the Press Foundation

‘Shell knew’: oil giant’s 1991 film
warned of climate change danger

24 things nobody does better than Trump
from Vice News

By Noel Paul Stookey

Kellyanne Conway’s Interview Tricks
from Vox

Racism as a Spectrum with Mamoudou N’Diaye from Mic. Take the test.

Motherhood by Choice, Not Chance, from The Power of Choice Project

Kellyanne Conway returns to 1984 with “alternative facts” from Meet the Press

The Great Feminists in Feminism Herstory Hall of Lady Fame | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

The Miseducation of Dylann Roof from Southern Poverty Law Center

“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Baba Gil Scott-Heron from Jabari Akhenamen

To Breitbart from Weather.com: Climate change is real and please stop using our video to mislead Americans.

Undocumented youth brace for a frightening future under Trump, from Think Progress

Liberal v. Conservative: A Neuroscientific Analysis with Gail Saltz, from Big Think

MSNBC town hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Trump voter gets reality check from Sanders

“Prove it”

from Tess Rafferty and Steve Cohen.

Code of the Freaks, a documentary

on disabilities and Hollywood

“Beyond Political Correctness” by Tess Rafferty

From Occupy Democrats

“Sound of Silence” by Disturbed

covered because, well, sad …

“Reverse Racism” by Aamer Rahman

An oldy, but ever more relevant

Founders of Black Lives Matter

interviewed by Mia Birdsong, via TED