Rights

Black Spoken Word Poet Says Eric Garner Isn’t A Race Issue

While there’s no denying that young black men are much more likely to be killed by a police officer than a white guy of the same age, spoken word poet Suli Breaks refuses to see the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner as a simple issue of race. Judging by nationwide protests and anger […]

8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

By Bruce E. Levine / alternet.org Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination. Young Americans—even more so than older Americans—appear to have acquiesced to the idea that […]

Watch This Pregnant Woman Tell Pro-Lifers Why They Have It All Wrong

A heavily pregnant woman lashed out at anti-abortion activists this week and gave a passionate speech that shocked them into silence. The lady in this video, who got involved with a debate outside a London abortion clinic, works with vulnerable girls who have been badly abused. “You don´t know why people are coming here, you […]

Born Elizabeth, He Wanted To Live As A Male Called Kai. His Parents Had Something To Say About That

Two awesome parents of a transgender man have placed a notice in their local newspaper to publish a correction to an announcement made 19 years ago: “In 1995 we announced the birth of our sprogget, Elizabeth Anne, as a daughter. He informs us we were mistaken. Oops! Our bad. We would like to present our […]

Mind-Blowing: What The People Of The Amazon Know That You Don´t

“The greatest and most endangered species in the Amazon rainforest is not the jaguar or the harpy eagle,” says ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin in this new TED Talk, “It’s the isolated and uncontacted tribes.” Plotkin goes on to describe the ancient knowledge of sacred plant medicine by indigenous tribes in the Amazon: the medicinal properties of […]