Stories by Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit, a TomDispatch regular, is the author of 17 books, including an expanded hardcover version of her paperback indie bestseller Men Explain Things to Me and a newly released anthology of her essays about places from Detroit to Kyoto to the Arctic, The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness.  subscribe to Rebecca Solnit's feed

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.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2007, Source: Orion Magazine

As the energy crisis heats up, you may need a refresher on the evidence against nukes.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2006, Source: AlterNet

While many of the big stories in 2006 were bad news, there were hundreds of activist successes in 2006 that permanently changed the world.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2006, Source:

A view of our recent past from the distant future -- from the death of the Republican party to the Latin Americna renaissance.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2006, Source:

The Walton billionaires hope their new museum will connect them to high culture and history -- ideals a long way from the soulless box of a Wal-Mart store.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2005, Source:

The torture, the poor, the scandals and the spying: was 2005 the moment when the world's last standing superpower began to totter?

Posted on: Oct 16, 2005, Source:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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

Posted on: Aug 10, 2004, Source:

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:

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:

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:

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

Posted on: Nov 25, 2003, Source:

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:

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:

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