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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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

Posted on: Dec 20, 2009, Source:

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:

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:

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

Posted on: Dec 21, 2008, Source:

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:

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:

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