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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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Who We Are

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

Peaceful Revolutions and the Power of Disobedience

While most people want to reduce nuclear and environmental threats, many also believe that neither climate change nor arms proliferation can be reversed through political channels alone.

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Environment

Vandana Shiva: Seeds of Suicide

Just as our Vedas and Upanishads have no individual authors, our rich biodiversity, including seeds, have been evolved cumulatively.

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