Can lessons from the successes of the gay rights movements be applied to other civil rights movements?
Free speech is tricky. It’s something almost all Americans will insist they support but in practice we tend to only actively support it when we agree with what’s being said, and that’s missing the point. This week I saw a video of an anti-Islam protest in Arizona. The protest was supposed to show support for […]
This story first appeared in The Billfold and has been featured by Public Radio International’s The World, The John Batchelor Show and The New York Times.
It’s my last night in Ecuador and I’m leaving a bar with some friends when one of the bartenders runs out after us.
“Are you the guy who exchanges $2 bills?”
He pulls out a ten. “I’ll take five.”
Yesterday evening thousands of New Yorkers gathered in Union Square to show solidarity with the protests in Baltimore over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody earlier this month. It was the latest show of force from the #blacklivesmatter movement and its largest protest in this city since the Millions March in […]
A few hours before I was arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge, I met Nicole in Liberty Park. She wore tight dark blue jeans, a grey sweater and a blue and white scarf that hid behind her long auburn hair. She wore the same pink lipstick she had on at the bar when we met. It […]
This week a coalition of Arab nations led by Saudi Arabia bombed targets across Yemen in an attempt to reverse recent gains by Shiite rebels. The Saudi’s also announced that 150,000 soldiers had been deployed in anticipation of a possible ground invasion. It’s all part of a familiar recipe. It has become so familiar that […]