People & Groups Archives: Journalists

Twitter wants me to shut up and the right wants me to join them; I don’t think I should have to do either

I don’t want to choose between the left and the right, I want to engage in critical thought, challenge myself, and form my own opinions.      by Meghan Murphy / Feminist Current In August, I was locked out of my Twitter account for the first time. I was told that I had “violated [Twitter’s] rules against … Continue reading Twitter wants me to shut up and the right wants me to join them; I don’t think I should have to do either

Trans Activism is Excusing & Advocating Violence Against Women, and It’s Time to Speak Up

Featured image: San Francisco Public Library exhibit featuring blood stained t-shirts encouraging patrons to attack feminists, and deadly weapons—baseball bats wrapped in barbed wire, axes, and more—designed by men to kill feminist women.  Credit: GenderTrender. Threats of violence against women branded as “TERFs” are increasing—will liberals and progressives speak out before it’s too late?   … Continue reading Trans Activism is Excusing & Advocating Violence Against Women, and It’s Time to Speak Up

On International Women’s Day, Let’s Remember That Feminism Isn’t Really About “Equality”

Featured image: Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra, and Salma Hayek at the 2018 Oscars. While words like “equality,” “diversity,” “inclusion,” and “intersectionality” might sound nice, they don’t address the root problem of patriarchy and they erase feminism’s real aims. On International Women’s Day, let’s remember what feminism is really about.      by Meghan Murphy / Feminist … Continue reading On International Women’s Day, Let’s Remember That Feminism Isn’t Really About “Equality”

Why Agriculture? An Excerpt from “Against the Grain” by Richard Manning

Agriculture did not arise from need so much as it did from relative abundance. People stayed put, had the leisure to experiment with plants, lived in coastal zones where floods gave them the model of and denizens of disturbance, built up permanent settlements that increasingly created disturbance, and were able to support a higher birthrate … Continue reading Why Agriculture? An Excerpt from “Against the Grain” by Richard Manning

Indigenous Social Movements: Journalism Versus Activism in Times of Resistance

Featured image: Protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp. Image: Michael Nigro/SIPA USA/PA Images. Labeling Native American journalists as “activists” simply because of their heritage helps to further diminish the Indigenous narrative.      by Jenni Monet / openDemocracy I get approached frequently to discuss my time spent reporting from Standing Rock, the Indigenous-led movement that sought … Continue reading Indigenous Social Movements: Journalism Versus Activism in Times of Resistance

Another Indigenous Community Leader Killed by Colonos in Nicaragua

Featured image:  Cejudhcan Derechos Humanos      by Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry ¡Ya Basta! A phrase known for its political and revolutionary connotations throughout much of the Spanish-speaking world, translates roughly into English as, ‘Enough is Enough!’ It is a statement of finality; a concrete call to action; a heightened call for awareness; and … Continue reading Another Indigenous Community Leader Killed by Colonos in Nicaragua

Find Your Colorado

Featured image by Michelle McCarron      by Michelle McCarron When I was asked to tell in pictures the story of the Colorado river, I’ll admit that besides being honoured to be asked, that I also felt a little overwhelmed. How could I, an immigrant settler, tell one of the most American stories of all? … Continue reading Find Your Colorado

You Can’t Kill a Planet and Live on It, Too

Let’s expose the structure of violence that keeps the world economy running       by  Derrick Jensen and Frank Joseph Smecker / Truthout   With an entire planet being slaughtered before our eyes, it’s terrifying to watch the very culture responsible for this – the culture of industrial civilization, fueled by a finite source of … Continue reading You Can’t Kill a Planet and Live on It, Too

Indigenous Community Judge Shot Dead As Colonial Violence Terrorizes Nicaragua

Featured image: Three young brothers and their mother, from a family with 6 children overall – Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who fled to Bilwi, Nicaragua in August of 2015 from the frontier community of Santa Clara. Their family is struggling to get by in Bilwi; they are not used to needing money to survive. They don’t … Continue reading Indigenous Community Judge Shot Dead As Colonial Violence Terrorizes Nicaragua

“TERF” Isn’t Just a Slur, It’s Hate Speech

     by Meghan Murphy / Feminist Current Last week, a 60-year-old woman was beaten up at Speaker’s Corner by several men. She was there with a group of women, who had chosen the historic corner of Hyde Park as a meeting place, before heading off to a talk called, “What is Gender.” The men who punched and … Continue reading “TERF” Isn’t Just a Slur, It’s Hate Speech