David Bacon: Despite its beauty, the sustainability of large-scale farming, and of the communities that depend on it, is more clearly at risk here than anywhere I know.
Rankism, a term coined by physicist, educator, and citizen diplomat Robert W. Fuller, is used to describe "abusive, discriminatory, or exploitative behavior towards people because of their rank in a particular hierarchy". According to Fuller rank-based abuse underlies many other phenomena such as bullying, racism, sexism, and homophobia.
Steve Hochstadt: After years of relative stability, in the last 8 years the proportion of Americans who oppose gay marriage dropped from 54% to 32%, as the number who favor it rose from 37% to 62%.
Peter Laarman: With Pride month upon us, I want to call out what should be recognized as the Gay Shame in the persistence of so much racism—and classism—within the “community.”
Rev. Irene Monroe: Jenner’s recent tell-all memoir “The Secrets of My Life” has pissed off several folks, where her former wife Kris Kardashians was at the front of the line.
Allowing openly gay scoutmasters into the BSA isn’t a betrayal. It’s not pandering. It’s not “something extra.” And it’s certainly not a defeat.
It’s time to rescue the Gay Pride celebration from West Hollywood where it has been taken hostage-for-profit by the City and its business interests.
There are certain illusions that people have in Mexico about the Mexicans working here — that everybody’s working for high wages, and doing really well. The images show you what the reality of life actually is.
The LGBTQ community is now right up there in the ranks with the Trump administration’s attacks on women, healthcare, the environment, workers’ rights, religious minorities and immigrants.
So much of our lives, especially in the USA, is tied to work. After “What’s your name,” the next question most commonly asked of new acquaintances is, “What do you do? Where do you work?”
Sasha Buchert and Coral Feigin: SB 310 would make it possible for trans people in custody to file for a legal name and/or gender marker change on their identification documents and would ensure that they are recognized as such while incarcerated.
Berry Craig: Keeping quiet about his anti-union views—while loudly denouncing trade deals like NAFTA and the TPP—is a big part of his con job on working stiffs.
Bill Raden: The resolutions were both prompted and cheered by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the mutual funds industry, which had strenuously opposed Secure Choice because of longstanding industry concerns that state-sponsored programs could compete with their own products.
Marc Cooper: This call for a general strike a week from now is really really stupid, or naive. The only thing worse than inaction is failed action. And this is going to fail—big time.