Give me Fiction Featuring Activists!

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What if, alongside our go-to books and shows, we dose ourselves with fiction that is not only absorbing and entertaining but also portrays people rising up against injustice together?

Life in the Liberated Zone

POA Journal Topic POA Journal Topic Life in the Liberated Zone Standing Rock, North Dakota, “liberated zone” in the struggle of  Indigenous peoples and allies to protect their lands and Earth as a whole from the destructive passage of the Dakota Access pipeline. A community of thousands, functioning in a cooperative, grass roots manner, sprang […]

What is the Beast?

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What is the Beast? “The Beast” is an often-used metaphor for the system of inequality, exploitation, destruction and oppression we live in and struggle against, across history, around the globe, and in our own colonized minds and bodies. Capitalism and imperialism are the Beast, but the Beast also encompasses older social inequalities, irrationalities, isms and […]

The Activist Experience: a graphic narrative


A story in pictures of some of the delights, dilemmas and dangers of being an activist.

Protecting Activists

Do Activists Need Protecting? After all, activists are generally the ones who make sure that others are protected, the vulnerable and oppressed everywhere. Activists are the first responders in the face of injustice, demanding immediate aid and rescue for people in bad situations of all kinds, and also calling for long term transformation of the […]

What is an Activist?

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They step (or get pushed) beyond private discontent into the rewarding, challenging, risky arena of collectively organizing and spurring on movements for social transformation.

Being Unlikable

being unlikable My browser home page  obligingly shows me articles it pulls in from mainstream cyberspace according to some method that could be considered creepy or helpful, depending on whether you enjoy having your mind read/shaped by…Google? Facebook? One algorithm to find and bind them all? I try not to be seduced too often, but […]

Neighborhood Novelists in the Wall’s Shadow

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Neighborhood Novelists in the Wall’s Shadow US-Mexico Border Collective Novel-Writing Project [More info soon…]

Stuff Attachment

In our consumerized culture, those privileged to have things tend to suffer from “stuff attachment.” Mine is an activist, counterculture version of this malady.

Murder in My Milieu

Being murdered is an occupational hazard of being an activist. How many activities can this be said of?