Hegemony How-To: A Road Map for Radicals. By Jonathan Matthew Smucker. AK Press, 2017. 280 pages. $16.95/paperback; $16.99/eBook. Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual. By Jeremy Brecher. PM Press, 2017. 110 pages. $12.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. I am about three decades older than Jonathan Matthew Smucker, but I resonate with his description of the life experience of today’s millennials, […]
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Steve Chase is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting and currently serves as the manager of academic initiatives at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) in Washington, D.C. He is the author of two Pendle Hill pamphlets and a regular contributor to Minds of the Movement, an ICNC blog on the people and power of civil resistance.
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The fifth annual Student Voices Project is underway! This year’s theme is Testimony Stories, and the deadline is February 12, 2018.
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Quakers can learn to be braver and more outspoken.
Isaac Barnes May is a graduate of Earlham College and Harvard Divinity School. Currently he is a doctoral candidate specializing in American religious history at the University of Virginia and a member of Charlottesville (Va.) Meeting.
Posted in: Online Features, September 2017, Uncategorized
Letters from our readers.
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Student Voices: “We advocate, we organize, we vote, we speak the truth, and when necessary, we protest. We may worship in silence, but we live our values loudly. We want to share with you our hopes and fears for your presidency.”
Student Voices: ” I believe that every voice should be heard, but some are silenced by society. As the next president, you should help to give everyone, rich or poor, a chance to voice their opinions.”
Student Voices: “The America I envision is an America where all people are treated equally. It is an America where no matter how you look or how you identify, you will be accepted. It is an America that is respected and valued as a country.”
Student Voices: ” All that said, I have a few pieces of final advice for you: Be kind. Build bridges, not walls. Rather than tearing others down, build others up. And remember, love always trumps hate.”
Student Voices: “Making tuition prices lower opens up the door for many young students aspiring to further their education and pursue a future career.”
Student Voices: “If I were the president, I would retrain the people who have lost their jobs in the coal industry to work in the solar and wind power industry. This way you fix employment and can also help reduce climate change, two huge problems in America.”
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