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  • Thoughts & Prayers

    By Jane Rosenberg LaForge   They are offered in rote as if the supply is bottomless; like abstractions, inaction and aesthetics; they could be meaningless or mean anything, so long as they are not so sustaining as steak & lobster for the impoverished; more like [...]

  • The Heroic Slave by Frederick Douglass

    Celebrate Black History Month with Frederick Douglass' only published fiction from the 1853 anthology Autographs for Freedom   Read the entire story on Archive.org, beginning on page 174.

  • I Am Not a Person

    By Jessie Atkin                                                                                                I do not want children I decide, stretched out beneath the eyes of the late-night newsmen.                   My own eyes ache, but not as much as my ears, as my age, as my soul. Yet this ache, this loss without losing, without [...]

  • Two Poems by Gary Glauber

    Planet of the (r)Apes The melancholy rubble of all that once stood proud & we went along with the story, saluting & nodding when it seemed easy to do. What did we know & when? So many who buried knowledge behind shaky patriarchy, its [...]

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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