Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit is a freelance writer. She is the author of Men Explain Things to Me, along with many other books.

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Hope Amid Climate Chaos: A Conversation with Rebecca Solnit

Can the things that are coming together — which, of course, for me would be the positive things, the climate movement and the changes we’re trying to make — outrun the negative things, which are both climate change and its catastrophes and destruction?

March 16, 2023

Occupy Wall Street 2011

How a Decade of Disillusion Gave Way to People Power

The nonviolent strategist George Lakey argues that polarisation brings clarity and a volatility that makes positive change more possible. We have the polarisation and the disillusionment, and with perspective about how we got here and when we won, we can claim the possibilities in the decade to come.

January 9, 2020

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In its Insatiable Pursuit of Power, Silicon Valley is Fuelling the Climate Crisis

Human beings are at their worst when they are consumers, locked into the miserable pursuit of satisfaction through the isolation of individual consumption – particularly when that shopping and consuming is done online (and when, as with Instagram, we learn to turn ourselves into commodities). T

November 5, 2019

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Ordinary Life has Vanished in Fire-Ravaged California

California is the fifth-largest economy in the world and likes to shout about its genius at innovation, but it is a victim of its lack of energy innovation. It’s a climate disaster zone, with the new reality of hotter, dryer conditions made far worse by the outdated power grid and corrupt private corporation in charge of distributing gas and electricity.

November 1, 2019

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Our Forever War: How the White Male Hegemony uses Violence to Cling to Power

The war is because the future USA will not look like the past USA, in who is here and who has rights and powers. The question is how we survive the transition – or rather how we shape it so that the vulnerable survive and thrive.

August 9, 2019

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Why Climate Action is the Antithesis of White Supremacy

Behind the urgency of climate action is the understanding that everything is connected; behind white supremacy is an ideology of separation.

March 22, 2019

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