When a group of volunteers walked the streets of Chicago's east side, they learned that gun violence was not the only problem plaguing their neighborhood.
Rick Williams asked for calm when protesters demanded justice for his brother, who was shot and killed by a Seattle police officer. But he realizes that "the only way you can help change the system is show them you are a human being."
Two veterans trekked across America to leave behind the trauma of war and raise money for fellow vets. Now they want to offer the same healing experience to others like them.
Hong Kong’s “Occupy Central” movement is neither revolutionary nor subversive: It’s a basic demand for a more responsive and accountable government.
When he was a kid, slam poet and teacher Clint Smith once gave up speaking for Lent. He found that his silence allowed some of his classmates to be bullied—and that he must use his voice to speak up for truth and justice.
The poverty rate in the U.S. would be 15 percent higher if not for the War on Poverty and government anti-poverty programs since 1967.
“Before I was on SNAP, I budgeted $50 a week for all groceries for my two children and myself. This was for food, shampoo, toilet paper, everything.”
In the evolving global economy, migrants facing virtual indentured servitude abroad—and coming home to debt and social isolation—feels like the new normal.
“We need to expand the civil-rights struggle to a higher level—to the level of human rights.”
These projects show how everyday people can address violence in our own communities by break through the silence to interrupt abuse.
The Nonviolence Handbook teaches that when we exhibit patience and refrain from criticizing others harshly, we're building nonviolent potential.
Useful as it may be as journalistic shorthand, “mansplaining” is cultural bubblegum in comparison to Solnit’s actual body of work.