"More than a Wall" delves into the nitty-gritty of the US border control regime, making accessible statistics and information that will serve campaigners as well as activists and journalists, and interest anybody with an interest in social justice.
What we publish: Toward Freedom publishes journalism and analysis which offers a progressive perspective on world events. We publish four weekly articles that look at global politics, protest movements, human rights, government and corporate corruption, popular uprisings, and other pressing topics. We are particularly interested in publishing coverage and analysis that is not found in most media outlets.
We would love to publish your work: We welcome articles, interviews, book reviews, and op-eds from anyone, including seasoned journalists and first-time authors. Please look through our publication before submitting to familiarize yourself with our work, and to make sure your writing would be a good fit for TF. If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an email.
Dr. Benjamin Dangl is the editor of Toward Freedom and a journalist focusing global politics and Latin American social movements. He has worked widely throughout Latin America as a reporter, and is the author of the books The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia (AK Press, 2007) and Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America (AK Press, 2010). He has reported for a variety of publications including The Nation, The Guardian, The Progressive, Vice, and Al Jazeera. He teaches journalism at Champlain College and has a PhD in history from McGill University. Email: BenDangl(at)gmail(dot)com
Nat Winthrop is an independent film producer living in Montpelier. He is former publisher of theVanguard Press andVermont Timesin Chittenden County, and he has had feature articles published in theRutland Herald/Times Argus Sunday Magazine, Seven Days, Boston Phoenix, Boston Globe,andVermont Magazine. He studied documentary filmmaking at MIT and Goddard College in the 1970s. He was executive producer of the collaborative six-part Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie (2013) and he co-produced two documentaries –Rookies at The Road (about Thunder Road in Barre) and Act of Faith, The Making of Disappearances– that aired on Vermont Public Television.
Dorie Wilsnack has worked with international and US peace and human rights organizations as an organizer, nonviolence trainer and fundraiser. Her work has included Balkan Peace Team, International Fellowship of Reconciliation, War Resisters League, American Friends Service Committee, and ACLU of Vermont. Her newest endeavor is Radical Roots Genealogy, a project that helps people research and learn about their ancestors though a social change and social justice lens. She serves on the Advisory Committee for the International Nonviolence Training Fund. She’s appreciates Toward Freedom for the wide variety of international stories that it shares, and for the links it builds between people in Vermont and supporters of social justice around the world.
Sam Mayfield is a video journalist and documentary filmmaker. Her work has taken her to India, West Africa, Palestine, and Mexico. Since 2004, Mayfield has documented stories that remain largely untold in commercial media. Her video reports have been filed with Democracy Now!, Free Speech TV, PBS and other media outlets. In 2011, Mayfield traveled to Wisconsin to cover the popular uprising against legislation gutting basic worker’s rights. She stayed for seven months, covering the story as it unfolded, ultimately producing from her footage the 56-minute feature documentary film Wisconsin Rising. Wisconsin Rising is Mayfield’s second documentary. Twitter: @