Stop Hate For Profit

Stop Hate for Profit is an ongoing campaign to hold social media companies accountable for hate on their platforms. Social media must prioritize people over profit, and they must do it now. With the support of more than 1,200 businesses and non-profits and countless consumers, […]
2 months ago

Killing of Daniel Prude:In the streets our hands are lifting

On March 23, 2020, Daniel Prude was fatally injured after being physically restrained by Rochester, New York, police officers. Prude had been suffering from a mental health episode and was running naked in the city’s streets. The officers put a spit hood over his head […]
2 months ago

Writers Against Trump wants to mobilize the literary community in advance of the election

With voter registration deadlines approaching and misinformation around voter fraud spreading, a newly-formed coalition of writers is volunteering their time to defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election this fall. The group, Writers Against Trump—whose initial members include Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, Carolyn Forché, and […]
2 months ago

Even the contraceptive subsidies have been cut, the Trump government has become a gross miser

The recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court in favor of the Trump administration’s bid to allow schools and employers to deny birth control coverage because of religious or moral objections will cause tens of thousands of employees and students across the country to lose coverage.  In a 7-2 ruling, the Court cleared the way for Trump administration rules that permit virtually any entity—corporation, university, or non-profit—to opt […]