It wasn’t exactly my Grinch heart growing three sizes. Possibly more like one size.
It is this sort of grassroots organizing that packs a heavyweight punch in the fight for workplace safety.
Mothers play a role in their childrens’ lives, yes; but they are not blank cardboard cutouts with nurturing expressions and no political awareness.
Everyone has been asking the wrong question. The question is, what is writing worth?
“we feel an urgent need to change how we measure what a successful food system looks like.”
“It was typical for us to work 12 hours a day, seven days a week. All of us were expected to do so…. there was this expectation to be out there whether you were sick or not.”
“People with disabilities are going to be watching the new set of elected officials in Congress very closely.”
Could sustained direct action begin to match or eclipse the influence that uber-rich donors like the Waltons and the Kochs exert on politicians?
“When I look at the fossil fuel crisis, when I look at the climate crisis, when I look at the economic crisis, I see opportunities to live better. So I am not afraid of it.”
Time banking isn’t a new concept–it’s been around at least since the late 1980s. But now that most people’s wallets are looking more threadbare than at any time since the Great Depression, this creative concept is catching on.