You Can’t Oppose Hate by “Opposing Hate”

What is the most effective way to “oppose hate”?  What should we do when someone makes a comment that we experience as racist, sexist, homophobic or ethnocentric?  Do we ignore it in order to get along?  Do we confront the person?  If so, how? When we ignore remarks we experience as bigoted, we enable them.  However, while confronting our opponents …


Leid Stories—Where We Go From Here: Talking It Through—11.10.16

Whatever we think about the results of the presidential election, one thing’s for sure: it’s over and done with, and we’ve got to move on. But we should move on smartly, clearer about what this experience has taught us about our political system and our political selves.
In our continuing post-elections, Leid Stories asks: What has Election 2016 taught us? How does/will it affect our political outlook and/or actions?

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Melissa Hellmann – Another Victory for Workers in Seattle — This Time It’s Their Schedules

Although she was hired on as a full-time employee at Domino’s Pizza, Crystal Thompson had a schedule that became erratic and unreliable shortly after she began working there in 2009. One day she’d start at 9 a.m. and work until 9 p.m.; and then she’d get a call asking her to work the morning shift the next day. The single …


Sayer Ji – Why Cannabis Is the Future of Medicine

The future of medicine rests on the the fundamental right we all have to use things that spring from the Earth naturally as healing agents. Why should cannabis, used for at least 10000 years by humankind to alleviate suffering, be excluded from this inexorable mandate? The politics of cannabis are exceedingly complex, and yet the truth is simple: this freely …


A Bowl of Soul – 08.28.15

Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley – R&B – 1955
Hound Dog – Big Mama Thornton – Blues – 1952
Clouds – Chaka Khan – R&B – 1980
Outside In The Rain – Gwen Guthrie – R&B – 1986
Girl I Got My Eyes On You – Today – R&B/New Jack Swing – 1988
I Like – Guy – R&B/New Jack Swing – 1988
Check It Out – Tavares – R&B – 1973
My Ebony Princess – Jimmy Briscoe & The Little Beavers – R&B – 1974
Forgive Me Girl – Force M.D.’s – R&B – 1984
I Got U – Zoe Fashion Plate – R&B – 2015
Abstract – Chris Scholar – R&B – 2015


Leid Stories – 08.21.15

Don’t Keep It All to Yourself! Free Your Mind!
You have a treasure trove of great ideas, incisive opinions and sharp analyses of the issues of the day, but they’re all locked up in your head.
Liberate them! Give them a great place to go!
Leid Stories is a bridge between your brainwork and a community of thinkers who appreciate invigorating discussion and debate.