I can UNDERSTAND pessimism, but I don't BELIEVE in it. It's not simply a matter of faith, but of historical EVIDENCE. Not overwhelming evidence, just enough to give HOPE, because for hope we don't need certainty, only POSSIBILITY.
An Earth Day Message: Take Heart from the Abolition Movement
For Earth Day, we revisit this article where Bill Bigelow contends that those of us fighting for climate justice and an end to the world’s fossil fuel domination should take heart from the struggle against slavery. Bigelow writes, “We should learn from their hope, from their tenacity, and from their willingness to defy those who put profit above humanity. And like the abolitionists, we should refuse to accept what the wealthy and powerful present as the ‘inevitable.'”
Apr. 15, 1967: Massive Anti-Vietnam War Demonstrations
On April 15, 1967, amidst growing opposition to the U.S. war in Vietnam, large-scale anti-war protests were held in New York, San Francisco, and many other cities.
In New York,
From Oregon to Arkansas: Howard Zinn Book Drive Ties People Together
During the Howard Zinn book drive for Arkansas, we posted this note from Harrisburg, Arkansas high school teacher Morgan Garland: “I only have one copy of Howard Zinn’s book and I make copies of each chapter for all of my students.” Garland could not afford a class set. A Zinn Education Project Facebook fan, Yarrow from southern Oregon, saw the post and decided to take action.