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White People Problems

A Time For Burning after Ferguson.

Photo by Verónica Capriglioni.

Over the Rainbow

Gay Argentinians’ views on marriage, legal or not, are still shaped by forces beyond their control.

At the edge of the West Bank village of Faqqua, an Israeli soldier watches from the other side of the Green Line. Photo by Bryan MacCormack of Left in Focus.

The Hourglass

What I learned about empire in the West Bank.

Occupy Catholics art by KtB's Communicant, Mary Valle.

No Revolution Without Religion

Why the Occupy movement needs to Occupy faith.

Rev. Sekou preaching at KtB's Tin Anniversary Spectacular in 2010. Photo by Aslan Chalom.

Call Received

An interview with Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou.

Killing the Buddha

OWS Library Update

Back in November of 2011, an epic act of state occurred in New York City—the seizure and destruction of the OWS library. More seizures ensued. The library reappeared on the Brooklyn Bridge. Readers and writers all over the world spoke out against the so-called Bloomberg Bibliocide. What’s been happening with our favorite library? KtB recently…

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Some Great Cause, God’s New Messiah

Early this past summer, I came across a certain quotation opening an essay by Mary Elizabeth King—now a columnist for Waging Nonviolence and a friend. This was right about the time I first got the idea in my head that I needed to learn how to tell the stories of how great resistance movements are…

Killing the Buddha

Killing Celebrity Buddhas at Occupied Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street’s Liberty Plaza has become pretty much the place for self-styled progressive celebrities and politicians to appear. On the one hand, these visits are greatly appreciated by the occupiers and have helped strengthen the movement. However, they also raise tricky questions for a movement determined to be non-hierarchical and egalitarian. In a roundtable on…

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Repent, Ye Wall Street

I do not normally look forward to Yom Kippur. It has always been, for me, a somewhat dutiful holiday, whereby the moral struggles of everyday life, as if they didn’t weigh heavily enough on us already, are magnified by lumping them into a year’s worth of sinful action and, by the magic of the ritual,…

In Washington Square Park in New York's Greenwich Village. Photo by author.

Tahrir on Wall Street

Revolutionaries young and old plan to bring the spirit of 2011 back to the U.S.

Killing the Buddha

Egypt For Everybody

Immediately following the Egyptian revolution, my friend Greg Berger, a filmmaker, and journalist Al Giordano, of Narco News, went to Cairo to make a series of short videos with the activists who made it happen, “A Video Manual on How a Civil Resistance Was Built to Win.” Some of you are probably ready to click…

Protest in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, by dbking, via Flickr.

Uncovered

A father assuages his post-circumcision conscience.

Screening Room.

Mobilize and Contemplate

What’s spiritually at stake in The Tree of Life?

Earthalujah!

Reverend Billy’s Church of Earthalujah!

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Qunice Mountain in the Madison Capitol.

Q Reports Live from Madison

Our very own Senior Editor Quince Mountain is, as we blog-speak, in the occupied Capitol building of Madison, Wisconsin. Over the course of yesterday, he and I had an extended text-message exchange, which tells the dramatic story of a rumored crackdown, a victory, celebrations, and preparations for the next crisis. The full account of yesterday…

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Revolution Is What You Do

It’s a happy day when good ideas—and the people who create them—get their due. Today was one of those days. Thanks in large part to The New York Times‘s feature on the backdrop of the revolution in Egypt, and then a profile devoted to him (which as I write is still #1 on the most-emailed…

Bridge in Cairo, January 28, 2011. Photo by Timothy Kaldas.

Mercy

Hope, apprehension, and the revolution in Egypt.

Killing the Buddha

Killing the Buddha in Cairo

Anthony Shadid, in The New York Times: Tens of thousands of protesters who have reimagined the very notion of citizenship in a tumultuous week of defiance proclaimed with sticks, home-made bombs and a shower of rocks that they would not surrender their revolution to the full brunt of an authoritarian government that answered their calls for…