Divestment Roadshow: New York City

Divestment Roadshow: New York City

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014: Here we are: waking up in Diego Ibanez’s apartment in Brooklyn, with his cat poised acrobatically over the trash can, licking the cat food tin. Birds are chirping outside–I don’t even hear birds in the mornings more »

Divestment Roadshow: First stop

Divestment Roadshow: First stop

Monday, February 17, 2014 Today’s the first day of the tour—we meet at the Tenleytown metro station and actually, that is a real meeting: I’ve never met Johanna in person before. American University is the inaugural presentation. None of us more »

Divestment Roadshow: In the beginning

Divestment Roadshow: In the beginning

Sunday, February 16: I packed my bags and headed to the bus station. First stop, Washington, D.C. The Roots and Media Divestment Roadshow’s inaugural presentation. Take a deep breath. The Roots and Media Divestment Roadshow is the brainchild of Johanna more »

Our Journey So Far

Our Journey So Far

Alexa Ross: As the end of one year was giving way to the next I ate cheeseburgers with a new mentor, someone who’s seen the shapes colonialism and addiction and healing take over time. I grasped at new patterns of more »

Reportback from Feb. 1 Progressive Philly Rising!

Reportback from Feb. 1 Progressive Philly Rising!

Hannah Jones: When the Maypop Collective was first approached about joining a newly-emerging progressive coalition in Philadelphia that was backing John Hanger for governor, I was conflicted. I have been disappointed by electoral officials time and time again. I was more »

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