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Ruby Sinreich
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Activist geek, social network junkie, open source fanatic, Buddhist, feminist, localist, mommy.
Activist geek, social network junkie, open source fanatic, Buddhist, feminist, localist, mommy.

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Beautiful posters for resisting racism and bigotry from AFSC.

Thanks to the American Friends Service Committee for publishing these two wonderful posters for resisting racism and bigotry. AFSC is a great organization. I collaborated with them when I worked at the Fellowship of Reconciliation.   Driven by a desire to…

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RESIST! “The only weapon we have is our bodies and we have to tuck them in places so wheels don’t turn.” -Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin’s call for civil disobedience and direct action tells us that “the only weapon we have is our bodies and we have to tuck them in places so wheels don’t turn.” Even if it that’s not your jam, everyone has a role in creating a society where we…

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Why I'm joining the 11th Moral March on Raleigh this Saturday.

I have lived in North Carolina since I was two years old, and now I’m raising my son here. I have personally been from Murphy to Manteo (not all in one day!) and I truly love this state. I attended the very first HKonJ (Historic Thousands on Jones Street)…

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Wake up, Americans! Our democracy is on life support. Read this now: "Trial Balloon for a Coup?"

We’re not just facing a constitutional crisis. Diabolical mastermind Steve Bannon is laying the foundation for a total government takeover by Trump, Inc. Please read “Trial Balloon for a Coup?” by Yonatan Zunger for just the latest developments of this.…

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Love Ursula Rucker’s update on the classic dancehall tune. She brings the analysis and the dub!

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ACLU's Dale Ho in @NYtimes: Trump’s Lies Pave the Way for an Assault on Voting Rights

If the legitimacy of the government derives from the consent of the majority, then at some point, we will have to address this disjuncture between the popular will and our elected bodies. We should start with nonpartisan redistricting reforms, and a fresh…

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Everyone knows you don't negotiate with terrorists. WTF are Democrats thinking?

What is up with these Democrats playing kickball at a gun fight? They are negotiating with themselves. Republicans are not playing, they’re burning our government down as fast as possible. They’re not compromising, not looking for common ground, not…

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Welcome to 1984. Trump is more dystopian than Orwell.

Three different Orwell experts find massive and unmistakable parallels between the Trump administration and the dystopian nightmare on 1984. This part struck me the most because so many of us cried out about this during the Bush administration, but there…

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Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her…

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What is the point of direct action?

Why do those annoying protesters keep messing everything up with their inconvenient disobedience? My friend Deanna Zandt made a great explainer. Feel free to share.
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