The Stranger
Guest Editorial: Who Defines Progress?

“Progressive” is not a t-shirt you get to put on one day. It is years of fighting, being in the streets, on the strike lines, being with and from communities pushing for change, living the experience of systems failing you, and knowing how to make change—not just make noise or be there for the cameras. For those who do not live under the protection of systemic privilege, we do not know what it is to have what we need without a fight. Fighting does not make us “liberal” or “progressive.” The urgency to fight to have our basic human needs and dignity honored is survival. Fighting, and ultimately winning, radical policy changes does not make us “establishment.” It makes us effective … Read More
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