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  1. “We see this all the time in ‘allies’ in Indian Country — folks who may have entered into communities or organizing in a good way, but then take the label of ally as a check mark, rather than something they have to continually work at.”

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  2. Barbara Jane Reyes

    “I believe when a Pinay writes, and she is the subject of her own narratives, then she is subverting those master narratives which have figured her as a voiceless and passive object.” Filipina author, poet, and professor Barbara Jane Reyes blogs about literature, poetry, politics, and more.

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    Comic by Sarah Laing
  4. Taking a Trip Through Love Canal: The Residuum

    “That’s where we are at. As a society, our bodies and minds are in such a poor condition that we cannot touch our proverbial toes—we cannot control ourselves, yet we want to control something outside of ourselves.” Jack Caseros on environmental contamination, not climate change, as our most pressing environmental issue.

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  5. When Do Politics Decide Friendship?

    “The quicker we leave, the less chance we have for weaving something better than all that politics has failed to deliver.” When it comes to friendship and politics, pastor J.S. Park encourages us to build — not burn — bridges.

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  6. What do I tell my daughter, Mr. President?

    Marlo Mack wants answers from President Trump: “I keep it vague. ‘Some people are scared of transgender people.’ ‘But why, Mama?’ she asks. ‘What’s scary about me?’ The car gets very quiet. I don’t have an answer. Do you, Mr. President?”

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    Photo by Marlo Mack
  7. Broken Pencil Magazine

    Since 1995, Broken Pencil has been a mega-zine dedicated exclusively to exploring independent creativity, featuring zine and small press book reviews, comics, underground press excerpts, interviews, original fiction, and commentary.

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  8. Who we are in the moment

    “We should strive to be the best version of ourselves at all times.” Reflecting on the bizarre end to Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony, Alec Nevala-Lee writes about the things we say in public in an age where a single tweet can ruin your life.

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  9. Atlas Minor

    The website of author James A. Reeves features thoughtful blog posts and longform essays on topics that range from philosophy and art to health and family.

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  10. Five on Film: The Role of Cinema in 2017

    Five lovers of film share their insights on the role of cinema.

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    Photo by Kenneth Lu (CC BY 2.0)
  11. “So those who hold the privilege and control the decision-making process need to push until they’re bordering on discomfort, and then they will know they’re headed in the right direction.”

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  13. Make Wealth History

    On his blog, UK-based writer Jeremy Williams publishes on sustainability, global inequality, and the need to “use less, want less, and be more generous” to protect our planet and its inhabitants.

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  14. The Diversity Deal

    In the wake of the #MuslimBan Executive Order and the airport protests that followed it, London-based writer Ali Abbas calls on Muslim communities to forge stronger, more reciprocal ties with other marginalized groups.

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  15. “We’re all pointing in different directions. I’d like to think I know where True North is, but with so many others’ fingers extended, jabbing all over the place, how can I be sure?”

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