The Heroines of British Abolition

August 28, 2019 – Lawrence Reed …… Only men petitioned Parliament before 1825. The custom was broken in that year when 2,000 members of Townsend’s Female Society for Birmingham signed a petition demanding that the House of Commons enact an emancipation bill. It was the first snowball in an avalanche. Hundreds of thousands of women signed similar petitions until the Abolition Act was finally passed in 1833. Continue reading →

Give Guantanamo Back to Cuba

August 25, 2019 – Jacob Hornberger …… We can start dismantling the US empire by giving Guantanamo Bay back to Cuba, followed by a termination of all foreign aid, a closure of all foreign military bases, and an end to regime-change operations around the world. Continue reading →

Nation and State Are Two Different Things

August 21, 2019 – Dusty Wunderlich …… On a recent mountain-climbing trip to Russia, it became very clear how nation and state are two very different ideas. Most everyone I encountered was proud of his nation. Few had much good to stay about their states. Continue reading →