Category Activism

Hedges: The Price of Conscience

“…by criminalizing those within the system who seek to inform the public is ominous for our democracy.  It is effectively extinguishing all investigations into the inner workings of power.”

Why Drop the Charges Against All 646 Arrestees in Minneapolis Post-election Demonstration on I94

Whether in war abroad or war at home, human rights in this day and age so often do not apply, especially for people of color.

DN! Just Out of Jail, Winona LaDuke Decries Militarized Crackdown on Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Protests

“About a month ago, the Minnesota DNR, which is probably the most corrupt agency in the state of Minnesota, allocated 5 billion gallons of water to Enbridge in the middle of a drought. They knew about…”

Our New Postracial Myth, by Ibram X. Kendi 

“Just as you can recognize an impoverished country by its widespread poverty, you can recognize a racist country by its widespread racial inequity.”

Moral Intelligence or Nuclear War, by Robert C. Koehler

“To declare that nuclear weapons can only “legally” be used in retaliation for a nuclear strike hardly leaves me feeling safe. Are we left with a world continually at war with itself, with our best hope being that all future wars will be waged legally and politely?”

Henry Giroux: Pedagogy, Power, and Moral Witnessing in Dangerous Times

“Economic inequality is the bedrock of neoliberalism.” “In an age when it seems to me  all problems are seen as individual problems and there is no understanding of how to basically conceptualize the social, That has to be one of the most powerful ideologies for domination that has come along for 400 years…”

The Problem is the Other CRT (Conservative Race Theory), by Tim Wise

“Rather than arguing detailed academic theory, we must answer the right-wing assault on anti-racism by demonstrating the real motives of those who have launched the attack on it.”

“American Silence,” song by Chris Pierce

“…Pierce’s impassioned vocals and righteous message to keep fighting for justice in this country. It’s the sound of everyone who’s hungry for change, steadying themselves and marching toward a common goal.”

“It’s been burning for awhile,” song by Chris Pierce

“Together, we can be the change we seek in this world for we are all brothers and sisters in one race — the HUMAN RACE.”

The Last Time Democracy Almost Died, by Jill Lepore

“It’s a paradox of democracy that the best way to defend it is to attack it, to ask more of it, by way of criticism, protest, and dissent.”

Was it Just? America and Her Suicidal Combat Veterans, by Matthew Hoh

“The cost of war, to many veterans, is a deep and permanent wounding of the soul and the conscience.”

Lethal Force Against Pipeline Protests? Defending the Sacred”: Indigenous Water Protectors

Critics say [Governor] Noem is turning the National Guard into a private mercenary force targeting migrants, but the governor’s plans for the National Guard could encompass other activities. “This, to me, is an extension of the fight that’s happening all over Mother Earth, protecting the last beautiful places, protecting the sacred,” Resistance to construction of […]

Do Haitian Black Lives Matter to Us, by Mary Beaudoin

A look at the past history and immediate unrest in Haiti before the recent assassination of Moise.

UK High Court Allows US to Appeal Ban on Assange Extradition;Doctors Tell Biden: Let Assange Go

“Because western media are designed to protect the powerful, most people are more aware of smears about Assange being a Russian agent or a rapist than of his victimization by a tyrannical assault on world press freedoms…”

Henry Giroux: Fighting back against the age of manufactured ignorance: Resistance is still possible

“The underlying message of CRT is to dismantle forms of structural racism in order to create a more fair and just society.”
“Banning instruction on ‘critical race theory’ has become the new McCarthyism.”

The Future of the Left, with Noam Chomsky

People power, education, persuasion, organization, persistent, action, leads to change.

NY Times Op-Ed Denounces Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden on 50th Anniversary of its Publishing the Pentagon, by Barbara Koeppel

In one piece, former New York Times foreign correspondent Elizabeth Becker says that, when the Pentagon Papers were exposed, “the nation was stunned. Responses ranged from horror to anger to disbelief.”

News Flash, by Mr. Fish

Click to see Mr. Fish’s once again on-the-mark cartoon. The wonderful featured image about organizing is from Ricardo Levins Morales.
And who is Clark Kent when he’s at home?

Key Witness in US Case Against Assange Changes His Story, by Joe Lauria

“This is the end of the case against Julian Assange.” -Edward Snowden

What Is It Costing to Build Armageddon? by Bill Adamski and Jay Kvale 

“Demonstrating dramatic downsizing by way of example, both superpowers can jointly demand that the seven other nuclear states follow.”