Articles by Jennifer Horsburgh

Newton North Students Protest Hypocrisy

June 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

First published in the Summer 2017 issue of the Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter This past May, Newton North High School (NNHS) held a new event, Middle East History Day, during which invited speakers gave presentations throughout the day. We, the NNHS Peace Action Club, were …

Working for Peace under the Trump Regime

March 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

In these times, working for peace may seem like a dead end. But it’s a mistake to conceive of peace issues as separate from everything else that people are fighting for right now. Peace as a concept, as a story we enact about how we …

Opposing Trump is a Matter of Survival

December 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Remarks delivered at the “Protect Our White House (from Racism, Sexism, and Bigotry)” rally, December 9, 2016 In this unstable moment, it is a time for nuance, and not for compromise. There are not simplistic solutions or places we can point the blame–even as we …

Youth can Make the Difference

May 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Remarks delivered at Windows into Syria, May 14, 2016 This year, as far away people reap what our foreign policy has sown, Islamophobia is breaching the walls of Newton’s rich-white-liberal snowglobe. I start to hear things in the hallways. A girl I know says we have …

Fear makes us malleable; knowledge is our antidote

December 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Remarks delivered at the “Welcome Refugees – War is Not the Answer” vigil, Boston Common, Dec. 10, 2015.  More photos Yesterday morning at school, a girl I’m friendly with began complaining about Hillary Clinton, which I might have nodded along to, but then she said, …

A talk delivered at the No2Nukes Yes2Peace rally on September 26, 2015 Hi everyone… my name is Jennifer Horsburgh, and I’m a junior at Newton North High School, and also generally known as the girl who rants about politics. There’s not a huge amount of …

“Free trade” could bear no more ironic moniker, no matter how many times President Obama claims that new treaties will be good for America and that “nothing is secret.” Trade deals are easy to dismiss as obscure or bureaucratic, but the trickle-down effects, as past trade …

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