#BlackFridays Walkouts Turn Rage Into Action And Community

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert, Wagingnonviolence.org -

As people around the country prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, and the manic day of discount shopping that follows, one network of activists has already been celebrating a different kind of [...]

Memorial Day Myth-Busting

By Staff, Davidswanson.org -

The British-based Legatum Institute, which ranks the United States 18th in overall “prosperity,” ranks it 28th in “personal freedom.”[i] The U.S.-based Cato Institute ranks the United States 24th [...]

US City Replaces Columbus Day With Indigenous Holiday

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

By Staff of Tele Sur - Oberlin City Council members met Monday following a public discussion with town residents and voted unanimously to replace the controversial holiday. The small Ohioan city [...]

How Memorial Day Was Stripped Of Its African-American Roots

By Ben Becker, www.dominionofnewyork.com -

By Ben Becker for Dominion of New York - What we now know as Memorial Day began as “Decoration Day” in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. Civil War. It was a tradition initiated by former slaves [...]

Why My Family Turns Our Christmas Tree Into A Political Statement

By Frida Berrigan, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Frida Berrigan for Waging Nonviolence - I picked up a call from an unfamiliar local number. It was someone organizing to give toys to needy families. “We picked your family,” she said happily. [...]

Homeless For The Holidays – Part VII

By John Zangas, www.dcmediagroup.us -

The stories of homelessness told in this series are but a few of thousands unfolding every day in the Nation’s Capital. These photos depict people who told their personal struggles but there were [...]