Mattea Kramer,

Mattea Kramer

Amherst, MA, United States

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  • Unknown
  • The Nation
  • Truthout
  • Common Dreams
  • Waging Nonviolence
  • HuffPost

Past articles by Mattea:

Isolation and opioids during the pandemic

In our new era of nearly unparalleled upheaval, as a pandemic ravages the bodies of some and the minds of nearly everyone, as the associated economic damage disposes of the livelihoods of many, and as even the promise of democracy fades, the people whose lives were already on a razor's edge — who were vulnerable and isolated before the advent of Covid-19 — are in far greater danger than ever… → Read More

Why Drug Overdoses Have Gone Up During the Pandemic

“It’s really hard to think about recovery, or putting down substances, when your basic human needs aren’t being met.” → Read More

Trump Is in Your Head

Women’s “inner critic” is a result of what women hear around them all the time, including the sorts of messages spewed by our president. → Read More

The Donald Trump Inside Your Own Head

Here’s how to get him out. → Read More

Trump Is in Your Head: Women and the Donald Trump in Everyday Life

Patriarchal standards present women with lose-lose options. → Read More

Trump Is in Your Head: Women and The Donald in Everyday Life

Back in 1992, a certain New York real estate mogul told a reporter from New York magazine that you have to treat women "like shit." That was a perfect summary of his philosophy, but it may be an even better descriptor for the way many women treat themselves—or, rather, how they're treated by a persistent, harping, critical voice in their head. → Read More

Grab your wallet, boycott Trump and participate in “A sprawling landscape of resistance”

There's a lot of ways to hurt the president. How about hurting him in the wallet? → Read More

Behind the sprawling, chaotic movement to boycott Trump

As many groups and individuals wage economic resistance against the president, it’s still an open question whether it will change the political landscape. → Read More

A Growing Movement Is Urging the Public to Boycott Trump

When it comes to waging economic resistance against our billionaire president, the question is whether people can convert actions into real power. → Read More

These Protesters Are Hitting Trump Where It Actually Hurts

Could the president be influenced by threats to his profit margin? → Read More

Boycott Trump: Can a Movement to Hurt the President Financially Change the Political Landscape?

Anti-Trump activity remains fragmented several months into his term. → Read More

Time Lapse: Your Relationship With Your Mother

You study the photograph and find yourself surprised that this is your mother’s midriff, that these are her coppery legs. Somehow that bombshell seamless... → Read More

Found In Cuba: The American Dream (And Nightmare)

The Cuban people have not had a meaningful say in their country’s future. → Read More

Just a Few Hundred Miles From Mar-a-Lago, the View of Trump Is Very Different

A trip to Cuba reminds us of the delicate nature of American politics. → Read More

We the people, bathed in blood: American foreign policy is no less barbaric than Trump’s

The Donald plans to target terrorists' families. The Obama administration merely considers them collateral damage → Read More

Killing Someone Else's Beloved: Promoting the US Way of War in Campaign 2016

Who will get your support as the best candidate to continue killing the loved ones of others? → Read More

Who Will You Vote for as Drone Commander-in-Chief?

Every major candidate from both parties has plans to maintain some version of Washington’s drone campaigns. → Read More

Putting Out the Syrian Fire: Can Diplomacy Do What War Couldn't?

Diplomacy offers a potential path to a different history, a path away from ceaseless violence. → Read More

Syria is America’s responsibility: Negotiations with Putin may be our last and only hope

The current refugee crisis pales in comparison to the humanitarian crisis looming if we fail to exercise diplomacy → Read More

Curing the fear of death: How “tripping out” could change everything

A chemical called "psilocybin" shows remarkable therapeutic promise. Only problem? It comes from magic mushrooms → Read More