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Action and protest are getting a lot of press these days (rightly so), but that forward movement wouldn’t be possible without its counterpart, stillness and preparation. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence,” said badass activist Audre Lorde in her collection of essays A Burst of Light. “It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” The goals behind Meditate to Wellness—a two-part retreat designed to bring together women of color to practice breathwork...
On Tuesday the Stop Mass Incarceration Network organized a protest in New York City (one that turned violent on the Brooklyn Bridge), as well as several more across the nation calling for an end to police violence. Carl Dix, co-founder of the organization along with Cornel West, said that "what it came down to is that the declaration for the movement that’s calling for an end to police being given a green light to...
More than 300 African-Americans were extrajudicially killed by police officers, security guards, or vigilante lawmen in 2012. One of these was Trayvon Martin, shot to death by George Zimmerman, who was found not guilty under the infamous “Stand Your Ground” law of Florida (and twenty-two other states). In Ferguson, Missouri, 28-year-old police officer Darren Wilson was identified as the man who killed 18-year-old Mike Brown, and has gone into hiding while on paid administrative...
Since we closely followed the performance artist/activist Rev. Billy's mayoral campaign in 2009, his message has shifted from one of general social justice to one of environmental justice, railing against big banks, specifically Chase, for their involvement in funding practices that fuel climate change and ecological destruction. In September he was arrested, as he often is, along with his choir director following a spirited 15-minute protest at a Chase branch in support of golden...

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