Stories by Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit’s latest book, is The Faraway Nearby, published in June.  subscribe to Rebecca Solnit's feed

Posted on: Oct 16, 2005, Source: TomDispatch.com

Looking back on the big changes of this year -- anti-war protests, hurricanes and more -- one wonders where we'll be a year from now.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2005, Source: TomDispatch.com

The author of <i>Hope in the Dark</i> explores the misleading 'victory' of debt relief for the poorest countries, as promised at Scotland's G8 summit.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2005, Source: Orion Magazine

By taking the qualities that are supposed to render them irrelevant and using them strategically, women have been slowly but surely changing the world.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2005, Source: TomDispatch.com

Adam Hochschild's new book is both a gripping history of a particular movement and a magnificent portrait of how activism works.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2005, Source: TomDispatch.com

It may be strange to weigh two recent incidents &#8211; Susan Sontag's death and the Asian tsunamis &#8211; against each other. But Sontag's comments allow us to examine the terms in which news and images are delivered to us.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2004, Source: TomDispatch.com

A widening of the lenses through which we've been taking in our post-election world might remind us that elsewhere on this modest planet people are at work on futures imagined quite differently from the grim ones the Bush administration offers.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2004, Source: TomDispatch.com

Rights are like muscles, they disappear if you don't use them.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2004, Source: TomDispatch.com

Nevada has a gold rush, a water war, vast military operations, just for starters, and all of them are ecological bad news.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2004, Source: TomDispatch.com

Must we be a primary-color nation? Wouldn't a little lilac make us feel better about terror alerts? Perhaps some aubergine-chartreuse?

Posted on: Jun 14, 2004, Source: TomDispatch.com

Relearning the past -- specifically the genocidal history of the Americas -- has spurred a surge of indigenous power that has transformed the face of politics in many Latin American states.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2004, Source: TomDispatch.com

Anti-immigration racists are hiding behind a mask of concern for the environment.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2003, Source: TomDispatch.com

What went down in Miami was a dramatic example of how hallowed American rights are being dismantled in the name of the war on terrorism.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2003, Source: OrionOnline.org

We consumers live in silence. What cheers me are the ways people are learning to read the silent histories of objects and choosing the objects that still sing.

Posted on: May 19, 2003, Source: OrionOnline.org

While the antiwar movement didn't prevent Bush's war on Iraq, it made tremendous headway in globalizing resistance to future wars.

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