Stories by Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit is the author of 18 books, including Men Explain Things to Me, Hope in the Dark, The Faraway Nearby, A Paradise Built in Hell, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Wanderlust, and River of Shadows. subscribe to Rebecca Solnit's feed

Posted on: Apr 19, 2016, Source: Haymarket Books

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope,” said Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

How to find hope on the subject of climate change in the face of a reality that others find almost too grim to consider.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

Having men speak out for women is an extraordinary turning point. Discuss.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

When it comes to climate change, there’s still a window open for action -- but it’s closing.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

Personal changes aren't enough; only great movements and collective action can save us now.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

All across America, women are defining the discussion of misogyny.

Posted on: May 20, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

Ideas don't go back in the box once they are out—no matter what conservatives say.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2014, Source: The Guardian

No species, place or beings will be spared in the coming catastrophes wrought by carbon barrons.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

I don’t know what’s coming. I do know that, whatever it is, some of it will be terrible, but some of it will be miraculous.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2013, Source: Creative Time Reports

Cities exist to promote culture. But gentrification is destroying this vital role.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

The corporate media aren’t exactly helping.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

Such transformative moments have happened in many times and many places—in these moments, the old order is shattered, governments and elites tremble, and civil society is born, or reborn.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

It can only happen if engaged citizenry create a widespread but thoroughly interconnected movement.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2013, Source: Truthout

People from across California and beyond will march on the Chevron Oil Refinery on the one year anniversary of the 2012 explosion and fire.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

A letter to the young man who placed our future before his own.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2013, Source:

The criticism of Silicon Valley brought about by revelations about spying is long overdue.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

What darkness and the far north have to do with creativity and empathy.

Posted on: May 19, 2013, Source:

If you take the long view, you’ll see how startlingly, how unexpectedly but regularly things change -- not by magic, but by countless acts of courage, love, and commitment.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

There' a pattern of violence against women that’s broad and deep and incessantly overlooked.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2012, Source: Tom Dispatch

The Demanding Gifts of 2012