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Nazila Fathi: Until We Are Free

The 1979 Islamic Revolution stripped Ebadi of her judgeship after it banned women from holding the position, forcing her to stay home and raise her two daughters. A decade later, she opened a law firm and became vocal against the country’s laws that discriminate against women and others.

Philip Farruggio: Rollerball Amerika 2015

Cassius had said it most succinctly: "The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars but in ourselves." By Philip Farruggio | NationofChange | Blog Post  February 4, 2015 You must see or revisit Norman Jewison’s 1975 film Rollerball starring James Caan as superstar player Jonathan E. In it, we see a world is no longer More

Lulz and Dissent: A New Book on Anonymous

"Coleman does a fantastic job of chronicling Anonymous’s political turn while explaining her own moral pretzels as a researcher. She illuminates a movement that bucks the cultural trend to self-promote and examines the “fractal chaos” of a leaderless collective that is deliberately hard to pin down but looks a little bit like the Internet when More

Robert Reich: Axioms for Organizers by Fred Ross, Sr.

Ross organized people to challenge police brutality, fight segregation, and become politically powerful...   Robert Reich Monday, September 15· Fred Ross, Sr., was probably the most influential (but little-known) community organizer in American history. It was Ross who first identified, recruited and trained Cesar Chavez to become a leader and an activist. Ross’s influence continues in More

They Can’t Represent Us: a riveting defense of democracy

They Can’t Represent Us by Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini is a fiery indictment of electoral politics and a riveting defense of real democracy. By Jerome Roos  ROARMAG.org  June 16, 2014    Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini (2014), They Can’t Represent Us: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy (with a foreword by David Harvey). London and New York: Verso. A More

Glenn Greenwald: A Response to Michael Kinsley’s NYT book review of No Place to Hide

Does Michael Kinsley think NYT’s Neil Sheehan—who “aided & abetted” the Pentagon Papers stories—should be jailed too? http://t.co/kpusmKU2Vo — Daniel Ellsberg (@DanielEllsberg) May 23, 2014     I wonder how many years Michael Kinsley now thinks I should have spent in prison for revealing the Pentagon Papers? https://t.co/c0naeyeUFU — Daniel Ellsberg (@DanielEllsberg) May 23, 2014 By Glenn Greenwald  The Intercept 23 May More

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