Rebecca Solnit is the author of fourteen books, including A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disasters, Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas and the recently published Men Explain Things to Me. She is, from kindergarten to graduate school, a product of the California public education system now being decimated.
It’s a starting point: not the tinder or the blaze but a match, a belief in possibility.
Hate crimes in America—and elsewhere—add up to the world’s longest war.
The victories of 2012 demand we double down in the fight against global warming.
If we can learn one thing from Superstorm Sandy, it's that we ignore climate change at our own peril.
It’s time to ditch the political euphemisms, and start calling lies, theft and greed by their true name.
It's time we kick the “lesser of two evils” excuse and engage in a true political conversation.
Those claiming Occupy has failed already forget what other social justice sucesses have taught us: change is slow.
Facts still don’t get in their way.
America sells pain to our southern neighbor and buys numbness in return.
Sending debt peonage, poverty and freaky weather into the arena.