Anthony Blocker, 36, walks home from going to the store on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 27, 2014. The lesions on his face, he said, were due to a non-protest-related incident involving running from local police. On the right, Pampas grass grown on a snowy hill on South Florissant Road on Thanksgiving Day, 2014.

A Bold Photographer Who Captures Social Justice Movements

“I’d always wanted to work abroad and have always been fascinated by violence and political unrest, but for a long time, I was ashamed to say this out loud. As a woman, I was afraid people would think I was silly to presume I could go into places where there was that kind of turmoil. “

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On “Disobedience:” Threesomes, Friendship and Queer Families

Despite critics’ emphasis on the sex scenes, perhaps what the film really spotlights is friendship. We see how the easy, angelic intimacy of our younger lives gets shattered, not just by communal and religious  repression, but also by that beast, desire, which brings with it exclusion, taboo, unspoken needs, anger and loss. The scenes that offer us access to the trio’s friendship–or perhaps, even, into their thwarted queer family–are the ones that showcase the rawest emotions, the best exchanges.

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The Cloth Mother and Trauma at the Border

The question is less about why the children are being separated from their adults and more about when this madness it stop and how soon will the children already wrenched from their parents be re-united with them

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Stop Arguing About Holocaust Analogies and Do Something

The salient point here is that the Trump/Sessions “zero tolerance” policy offends us to the very core of our humanity––as Jews, as women, as parents, but most importantly as people. It offers zero tolerance to the very nucleus of what makes us human.

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At the Border, We’re Seeing Exactly What America Is

But it is who we are: what the United States is doing to families and children, specifically families and children of color, by ripping them apart at the U.S. border is part and parcel of an ongoing history. It is horrific and unbearable and inhumane. But it is exactly what America is and continues to be.

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A recorded conversation with Joy Ladin at Washington's DCJCC. She's wonderfully instructive, sometimes in deeply poignant ways; listen carefully here when she describes, among other things, the plight of transgender teens and their very basic need for shelter. 

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