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Toward Freedom: a progressive perspective on world events since 1952

Toward Freedom envisions a world ethic that honors the human spirit and the right of individuals to freedom of thought and creativity; advances movements for human rights, peace, justice, enlightenment, and freedom from oppression; and celebrates the contributions of the world's diverse cultures.

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Publisher: Robin Lloyd

Editor: Benjamin Dangl

Board Of Directors:
Robin Lloyd, Chair, Nat Winthrop, Vice President, Gerald Colby, Joy Hopkins, Sam Mayfield, Dorie Wilsnack, Dave Dellinger - Emeritus Chair (1915-2004)

Advisors:
Terry Allen, Dennis Brutus (1924-2009), Ossie Davis (1917-2005), Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Greg Guma, Joanne Landy, Robert Nichols, Grace Paley (1922-2007), Martin Sheen, Brian Tokar, Anne Waldeman, Brian Wilson

   

Youth

John Holt: Homeschooling Pioneer and Visionary Progressive

One of the homeschooling movement’s foremost pioneers, John Holt, was an egalitarian atheist who explicitly opposed patriarchy, corresponded with progressive thinkers and helped initiate the still emerging children’s rights movement.

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Activism

Anarchism's Mid-Century Turn

No matter how one feels about it, the current state of anarchism has represented something of a mystery:  What was once a mass movement based mainly in working class immigrant communities is now an archipelago of subcultural scenes inhabited largely by disaffected young people from the white middle class. Andrew Cornell's Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century supplies the first convincing account of that transition.

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Environment

Big Oil Uses Toxic Chemicals to Clean Up Spills. Will the Feds Finally Make Them Stop?

In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and setting off the worst oil spill in US history. The images are unforgettable: The Gulf of Mexico on fire. Pelicans emerging from the water entirely covered in thick, black oil. Planes flying overhead, spraying more than a million gallons of an oil-dispersing chemical called Corexit in an attempt to control the spill.

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