in their own words

Dec 31, 2012
Photo: Rob Chandanais/Flickr

Hope springs eternal: A New Year's worker's message

Dave Bleakney
Like Patti Smith sang, "people have the power," more power than they know, "the power to dream, to rule, to wrestle the earth from fools." We have the power to write the script any time.
Dec 10, 2012
Photo: Prensa Latina

Violence against women human rights defenders on the rise

Laura Carlsen
Women human rights defenders are not only targeted by the interests they confront. They are also abandoned -- or worse, attacked -- by governments and sometimes by their own communities and families.
Dec 7, 2012

What you can do for human rights

Toshio Rahman
Human rights are this phenomenal concept that apply to all human beings in the world by virture of being human and must be promoted and protected by all human beings for the very same reason.
Oct 25, 2012
Brigette handing out Tar Sands at the 2011 UN climate conference.

Why I am excited for PowerShift

Brigette DePape
It was because of people who come from the PowerShift movement that I had the idea for the 'Stop Harper' action, and it was because of their support and guidance that I was able to do it.
Oct 22, 2012

Fifty years ago: The day JFK made me a socialist

Gary Engler
On Oct. 22, 1962, in our living room in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, I watched JFK on TV announce that the Soviet Union had put missiles in Cuba, so he was going to blockade that country.


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