Miki's Blog

You’re Not a Bad Person: How Facing Privilege Can Be Liberating

You’re Not a Bad Person:  How Facing Privilege Can Be Liberating
November 26 / 2016

“Having wealth is unjustified, but the Rockefellers justify it by doing good. I had to cut through all this and understand that there is no rational justification for my family having the amount of money that it has, and that the only honest thing to say in defense of it …

Protecting and Learning in a Time of Hatred

Protecting and Learning in a Time of Hatred
November 18 / 2016 It’s clear to me that without seeing everyone’s humanity, we will not find a way of moving forward that will actually create change. I have a complete conviction that making individual voters the problem and attacking them is a continuation of the very mindset that’s implicated in getting us here.

A Nation, Divided, with Liberty and Justice for the Few

A Nation, Divided, with Liberty and Justice for the Few
November 10 / 2016

I am one of the few people who predicted (not in writing) that Donald Trump would be the 45th president of the US since early in 2016, at a time when everyone else said it was just plain impossible, providing a long list of facts and figures that proved, for …

The Challenge of Connecting Dots

The Challenge of Connecting Dots
September 16 / 2016

Alice Walton and Jim Walton, children of the Wal-Mart founder, at the 2011 Wal-Mart shareholders meeting. Each has assets of over $30 billion.

by Miki Kashtan

I am often haunted by moral questions or conceptual puzzles, sometimes for years on end. In the last couple of months, I made some …

Social Justice and Theater at a Time of Crisis

Social Justice and Theater at a Time of Crisis
July 14 / 2016

Augusto Boal at Riverside Church, NY City, in 2008

All of last week I was at a Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) training. I was drawn to the intensely evocative and provocative forms first created by Augusto Boal in the 1960s, designed to support marginalized groups in creating social change. …