Weekend reading

Artist Omer Fast raises awareness through a striking film about drone warfare, called 5,000 Feet is the Best.

A high school soccer team wore hijabs to support their Muslim teammate who was barred from playing in one.

When Fred Phelps protested Fred Rogers, of whom he said, “he was a wuss and he was an enabler of wusses.”

Ta-Nehisi Coates insightfully takes on Paul Ryan’s “inner city” comments. Mychal Denzel Smith responds to criticism of Coates’s piece and rails against respectability politics.

A homeless, mentally ill veteran “baked to death” in his cell at Rikers.

The case for open borders.


Author: Rebecca Griffin

I am a passionate advocate for progressive causes with over a decade of experience organizing for social change. That organizing experience informs the way I look at the world and the challenges we face in working toward social justice. I started Of Means and Ends to write about social issues I care about and share my thoughts on how we organize in a smart, strategic way. Please visit and join the conversation.

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