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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

“We're Under Attack”: Burlington, VT Holds Vigil for Orlando Shooting

More than 1,500 people gathered in Burlington on the evening of Monday, June 13th to hold a collective vigil for the 49 victims of the recent mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Organized on the fly by the Pride Center of Vermont, the vigil celebrated Burlington's LGBTQ community and condemned ongoing violent homophobia and transphobia in Vermont and across the nation.

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Environment

Vandana Shiva: The Great Seed Piracy

A great seed and biodiversity piracy is underway and it must be stopped. The privateers of today include not just the corporations — which are becoming fewer and larger through mergers — but also individuals like Bill Gates, the “richest man in the world”.

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