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Morgan West: 12 Lessons on Power

Twelve Lessons on Power December 18, 2019 By Morgan West Originally published at Epilogue. Morgan West has written a political history of the Millennial generation in a dozen paragraphs, creating … Continue reading

2019/12/19 · Leave a comment

Ambedkar: Educate, Agitate, Organize!

The following is from an email exchange with an Engage! reader. [Engage! Reader]: “I resonate with what you have written and like the mission of the Ambedkar society. I curious … Continue reading

2019/12/19 · Leave a comment

Failure in Madrid-What Have We Learned?

The 25th UN Climate Conference in Madrid has, according to reports, come to a complete standstill. This is the conference in which nations were supposed to up-the-ante and commit to … Continue reading

2019/12/15 · Leave a comment

Ana Roxanne: Boundless Space

I was listening to this music by singer/composer Ana Roxanne, a Southeast Asian Intersex artist working in Los Angeles… … and I started to imagine that ‘Buddhism’ was this vast … Continue reading

2019/12/10 · Leave a comment

Transgender Ambedkar Buddhists

My last post ended with the question, “Can we find a way for Third Gender people in India to feel welcome in Ambedkar Buddhism? Is it possible for Hijra and … Continue reading

2019/12/10 · Leave a comment

Queer Ambedkar Buddhism: the Mother Lode

Seek and ye shall find…and I found the Mother Lode on queer liberation and Ambedkar Buddhism. I found it in a film called Papilio Buddha, directed by Jayan Cherian (2013). … Continue reading

2019/12/09 · Leave a comment

Queer Dalits and Ambedkar Buddhism

I’ve been trying to locate where Ambedkar Buddhism is on the subject of queer and trans liberation. It’s been a hunt for clues on the fringes of the ‘net. From … Continue reading

2019/12/08 · Leave a comment

The Buddhism of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

“You awakened me to be myself; for that I thank you.” (B.R. Ambedkar). What kind of Buddhism did Dr. B. R. Ambedkar practice? This is a question that has puzzled … Continue reading

2019/12/08 · Leave a comment

Seed and Soil: Fully Engaged Buddhism

Engaging with Suffering, Realizing Freedom: An Interview with Ven. Pomnyun Sunim By Craig Lewis with photos by Jihea Kim Buddhistdoor Global | 2018-07-28 | If people think only internal practice … Continue reading

2019/11/29 · Leave a comment

The Commons as an Associative Socialism

[Editor’s note: Many social progressives today are talking about reclaiming and expanding the Commons both as a form of collective economy and governance. The following interview with Pat Conaty explains … Continue reading

2019/11/28 · Leave a comment

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