This summer a luxury cruise ship was able to sail across the Arctic -- a feat previously impossible, now made possible by planetary warming. As Arctic summer sea ice melts away, this could mark the beginning for cruises in the extremely fragile, once-pristine Arctic ecosystem.
Bill Ayers' Demand the Impossible! is a manifesto of the Days of Rage demonstrations he led in 1969. Now, as then, his strategic goal is to urge people to break out of acceptable patterns of protest.
Increasing numbers of people in this country are living in a precarious and diminished democracy of minimums because we have collectively enabled the wealthy few to create for themselves a plutocracy of maximums. How much more should we take before we start refusing to live this way?