Category Activism

Inside Camp Ripley

During the vigil on September 17, 2017 at the Open House at Camp Ripley, two members went inside and took some photos. Clearly it was family day. Here is a slideshow with just a hint of what went on during the Open House. The vigil was sponsored by the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace and […]

Kayaktivist Action at Pentagon (Video)

A flotilla of Kayaktivists launch a banner protest at the Pentagon. They are drawing attention to the worlds largest institutional consumer of petroleum, the worlds largest institutional polluter, and the U.S. largest consumer of money and natural resources. They advocate for the reallocation of budget for peaceful renewable investment. Part of the WorldBeyondWar.org conference on […]

Sign by Coleen Rowley

Sami Rasouli | Iraq Report: The War Never Ended

War creates profound pain and intense agony and destroys the environment. My work with Muslim Peacemaker Teams is like a drop in the ocean, but we continue to maintain water filters and plant trees. Every green tree gives birth to life. By Sami Rasouli   WAMM Newsletter Vol. 35, No. 5, 2017 Sami Rasouli, founder […]

On Contact with Chris Hedges | Creative Forgetfulness with Eric Foner (Video)

American history by a people’s historian.

No, Antifa, This is Not the 1930s and We Don’t Need to Punch a Nazi

Divided, we cannot effectively confront the ruling classes, and they know it.

Chuck Turchick | Comments on the Upcoming Vietnam War Series on PBS

Our actions may have been closer to the acts of Nazi Germany than we would like to admit. Both governments perpetrated imperialist, racist, and genocidal policies.    Editor’s Note: Beginning on September 17th at 7 pm on TPT (Channel 2, Minnesota), PBS will be showing the Ken Burns series on the Vietnam War. Already a […]

Ezekiel E. Rhymes | A Perspective on Antifa

What we do know for sure, is the majority of violence initiated at Fascist rallies, has been due to Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists.

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Janet Contursi | Liberals and Ultra-leftists: A Marriage Made in Hell

The corrupt U.S. political system requires a support base grounded in fear, which is why political leaders and the media keep us on the verge of hysteria through the fear of nuclear war and other existential threats.

Trump: Behind your back and in your backyard

Here are just a few of the Trump administration actions that have come into my email box in the last few days.  Click the titles to read more and take action. The Wilderness Society: The Trump Administration is Stealing YOUR Land The Nation: The Department of Justice Is Overseeing the Resegregation of American Schools CMD: Ambitious Effort […]

The Anti-Capitalist Politics Of Antifa

Destroying structures for collective organization is the first step on the road towards fascism.

Noam Chomsky: Antifa Is a ‘Major Gift’ to the Right

Antifa, shorthand for anti-fascist organisations, refers to a loose coalition of militant, decentralised, grassroots groups which are opposed to the far-right.

George Lakey | A Manual for a New Era of Direct Action

Contains valuable information and links to information about organizing in these Trumpian times.

Chris Hedges Responds to Criticism of ‘Antifa’ Column

…when they [antifa] carry out these tactics, they actually squander their moral authority

Aviva Chomsky | How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence

Rather than organizing for change, individuals seek to enact a statement about their own righteousness.

What Happens When the Internet Tries to Silence White Supremacy

White nationalism is a community-level challenge and must be addressed as such through face-to-face engagement where people live.

David Swanson | Top 14 Articles of Impeachment for Trump

Why impeach Donald Trump?

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: “That’s All” and “Down by the Riverside” (Music Video)

Two songs for today by the unparalleled Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Pete Seeger: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy (Video/Audio)

Afghanistan again, North Korea, Ukraine, etc., ad nauseam. End Endless War

Chomsky: Antifa, Bringing Violence and Playing into the Alt-Right’s Hands

Certain Antifa members have been caught on video harassing minorities, whom they have labeled “fascists” just for disagreeing with them.

Don’t feed the trolls — how to combat the alt-right

In a battle for morals, imagery and messaging is everything. If we lose the PR battle, even if we are ultimately on the right side of justice, we may give the alt-right ammunition they desperately need.