Category Activism

Why Are Some on the Left Falling for Fake News on Syria? by Sonali Kolhatkar

If leftist and progressive calls to curb American imperialism are to be taken seriously, our analysis of international relations and foreign policy needs to be far more sophisticated.

Where on earth is the just economy that works for all, including Afghan children?

Oxfam calculated that the world’s eight richest individuals had as much wealth as the poorest half of the world.

Law Enforcement Has Quietly Backed Anti-Protest Bills in at Least 8 States Since Trump’s Election

The proposed legislation “chills dissent” and constitutes an “attempt to silence Black Lives Matter movement” according to the ACLU of Minnesota.

Reflections on “March for our Lives” by Gary Kohls

The beneficiaries of foreign wars and domestic mass shootings wouldn’t be happy if world peace broke out.

The Cult of Violence Always Kills the Left by Chris Hedges

“Activism is about self-expression. It often is a substitute for strategy. Strategic organizing is about results.”

Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie

Spookingly timely the day after the illegal bombing of Syria.

GETTING BEYOND WAR AND MILITARISM: THE TO-DO LIST

The compartmentalized mind is a colonized mind.

The Fall of the “Alt-Right” Came From Anti-Fascism

While the white nationalist ability for self-sabotage can be impressive, it misses the most critical factor in the story of every white supremacist loss: They failed because of effective anti-fascist organizing.

War Deaths and Taxes by John LaForge

This year at least 47% of federal income taxes goes to the military!

Hedges/Cohn | “Campaign to Exterminate Muslims” and “Gaza: Israeli Leaders Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes”

Premeditated Use of Deadly Force Against Peaceful Protesters

Good News: Free Speech Victories! in Minnesota

Two significant free speech victories in Minnesota courts.

JURY NULLIFICATION: Common (Sense) Law by Susu Jeffrey

No one has the right to challenge a juror’s reason for voting “not guilty.”

Stop Militarizing Police, End Police Killing of Youth of Color and “You Have to Be Taught Before It’s Too Late”

“You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” ***
The people should not be regarded as enemies and do not need the overkill of military tactics applied.

Who Calls Anyone “Civilized?” by Cathy Breen

“Heaps of bodies are being uncovered amongst the rubble of Mosul and in its river, threatening contamination and a public health emergency. 

Polly Mann | How Do U.S. Military Gifts to Israel Affect Children and Youth?

Israel’s military and court detention is unique in the world in its systematic incarceration of children––specifically, Palestinian children.

Ahed Tamimi and a Slap That Was Heard Around the World

the slap she gave the IDF soldier has resounded around the world.

Chelsea Manning: We Need to Stop This ‘Death Machine of Power’

All these systems are overlapping, and they’re suffocating people, deliberately and methodically, over decades. And this has been a continuing—you know, like people have been building this whirling death machine of power for decades now.

March for Our Lives St. Paul, Minnesota Style

On March 24, 2018, joining thousands upon thousands of other marchers around the country and around the world, 18,000 students and friends marched from Harriet Island on the Mississippi River in St. Paul to the state capitol where they were joined by several thousand more people for a rally for gun control. All Minnesota photos […]

STUDENTS’ RIGHTS: SPEECH, WALKOUTS, AND OTHER PROTESTS | ACLU

A list of resources for students from the ACLU 

Ann Wright | Why Would Anyone Kill One’s Self In an Attempt to Stop A War?

Did you know that several Americans also set themselves on fire to attempt to end U.S. military actions during those turbulent war years in the 1960s?