How Do You Do Politics?

Striking workers shut down a railroad, 1905. Collective action for actual power, not symbolic protest for expressing beliefs. Source

College exposes you to new ideas. Some of those ideas catch hold of you and your friends introduce you to a student group. You’re hooked by the meetings, conferences, and demonstrations in the middle of campus. By the time you graduate, you’ve sought out your club’s adult counterpart. A few years later, you apply for a job at a movement-connected magazine.

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Paganism, Buddhism, Classics, philosophy, LGBTQ culture, and the art of living well. Former activist; I don’t trust culture war. http://patreon.com/sophiaburns

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Sophia Burns

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Paganism, Buddhism, Classics, philosophy, LGBTQ culture, and the art of living well. Former activist; I don’t trust culture war. http://patreon.com/sophiaburns

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