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: Sep 16, 2012, Source: TomDispatch

We can make history, and we have, and we will, but only when we keep our eyes on the prize, pitch a big tent, and don’t stop until we get there.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2012, Source: TomDispatch

Mansplaining is not a universal flaw of the gender, just the intersection between overconfidence and cluelessness where some portion of that gender gets stuck.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2012, Source: Orion Magazine

Urban agriculture: upscale fetish or revolution in the making? It depends in part on what you hope to cultivate.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2012, Source: TomDispatch.com

The Mexican drug cartels crave money, but they make that money from the way Yankees across the border crave numbness. They sell unfeeling. We buy it.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2012, Source: TomDispatch.com

The grand thieves invented ever more ingenious methods to crush the hopes and livelihoods of the many. This is the terrible violence that Occupy was formed to oppose.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2011, Source: TomDispatch.com

So far, the Occupy instigators and Occupy insiders have been doing a brilliant job of improvising a way that civil society can move forward into the unimaginable.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2011, Source: TomDispatch.com

An open letter to Mohammed Bouazizi, whose self-immolation set off the Tunisian revolution, about the beautiful movements that have sprung up in the wake of his death.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2011, Source: TomDispatch.com

They may not make it into mainstream news, but hard working activists who understand that hope is not guaranteed continue to give us reasons to be optimistic.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2011, Source: TomDispatch.com

When do the abuses that have been tolerated for so long become intolerable? When does the fear evaporate and the rage generate action that produces joy?

Posted on: Dec 22, 2010, Source: TomDispatch.com

Behind our destructive system of unbridled capitalism is a shadow system of kindness, the other invisible hand. Let's celebrate it and help it grow in the future.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2010, Source: TomDispatch.com

Oil industry monsters from Texas are preying on California, pumping money into a campaign that would kill the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2010, Source: TomDispatch.com

In the wake of the Haiti earthquake, false depictions of victims as criminals hinder the relief effort.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2009, Source: TomDispatch.com

Why does it seem as if we're in an action movie in which the fate of the Earth is at stake?

Posted on: Dec 1, 2009, Source: Comment Is Free

It's popular to think the world gets changed by delightful people, but agents of change are often obsessive, intransigent, unreasonable, and demanding.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2009, Source: TomDispatch.com

After 9/11, saw amazing acts of courage by ordinary people, including assembled flotilla of boats evacuated 300,000 to 500,000 people from lower Manhattan.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2009, Source: TomDispatch.com

Can a hedge-fund island lose its shirt and gain its soul?

Posted on: Dec 21, 2008, Source: TomDispatch.com

Getting to the bottom of criminal and racist that acts were no secret in New Orleans -- yet never became part of the official story.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2008, Source: TomDispatch.com

Facts didn't get in their way.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2008, Source: Orion Magazine

Answering that requires digging into American race and class wars, and into the broad crises of environmentalism.

Posted on: Jan 1, 2008, Source: TomDispatch.com

Twelve authors on war and peace, dissent, the environment and the empowerment of the poor provide inspiration to transform the world in 2008.

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