Great blog post by my coworker Nadia Hussain on standing strong for her family in Trump’s America. My family now lies at the intersection of hate — hatred of people of Latin/Hispanic background — like my husband, of Muslims like me, of my young son, who is both. The President-elect campaigned on the backs of my family by making sure …Continue reading "Life at the intersection of hate: 2016-???"
Trump Transition Tracker is “Your digital guide for resisting Trump.”Continue reading "Handy “Swamp-o-Meter” helps us follow Trump’s efforts to destroy the U.S. government"
The camps that are leading the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline need your support. There are numerous different camps that exist at Standing Rock. Each serving a different role and responsibility. We know that it can be confusing as to who to support. So please take a moment to read about each camp we …Continue reading "Support the protesters that are supporting the earth for all of us! #NoDAPL"
George Lakoff is a linguistics professor and my favorite explainer of political values and communication strategy. Last week he wrote a great summary of where we are now.
Read: A Minority President: Why the Polls Failed, And What the Majority Can DoContinue reading "A Minority President"
My friend and mentor Micah Sifry wrote Annals of Normalization: The Trump-Times Meeting about the very real danger of normalizing Trump’s presidency, highlighting how The New York Times is literally incapable of reporting on him accurately. So, in the first 15 minutes of Trump’s meeting with the Times’ top brass, he offers a completely unrehearsed word salad, …Continue reading "Annals of Normalization"
Trump: The Choice We Face, another insightful and important essay from Masha Gessen. We cannot know what political strategy, if any, can be effective in containing, rather than abetting, the threat that a Trump administration now poses to some of our most fundamental democratic principles. But we can know what is right. What separates Americans in …Continue reading "Pragmatism versus morality"
I’m incredibly proud to be a Durhamite. Most recently because of this powerful Letter to the People of the City of Durham from the Durham City Council. The Durham City Council (1) condemns all hateful speech and violent action directed at Muslims, those perceived to be Muslims, immigrants and people of color; (2) categorically rejects any …Continue reading "Go, Durm!"
Dr. Seuss in 1941 on today’s refugee crisis: “…and the Wolf chewed up the children and spit out their bones… But those were Foreign Children and it didn’t really matter.”Continue reading "All lives matter, unless they’re brown and foreign"
So thankful to have a mindfulness practice and to receive this insightful and badly-needed Buddhist perspective from a senior disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Also appreciating the wise tweets of Buddhist teacher and author Ethan Nichtern right now. Among all the fake Buddhist ideas, the idea of maintaining “neutrality” is the most damaging now. It’s about being truthful, not neutral.Continue reading "Gratitude and mindfulness"