Category Activism

FAIR | ‘Ajit Pai Wants to Shut Down the Way We Communicate and Organize’

“Our voices are making a difference, and making it more difficult for them and the administration to undo all of the important consumer protections that we fought so hard for.”

Women Against Military Madness Newsletter First Issue 2017

Call to action to ban nuclear weapons and other articles.

Michael Moore | Do These 10 Things, and Trump Will Be Toast

10-POINT ACTION PLAN TO STOP TRUMP

Standing Rock by Paul Lojeski

Standing Rock Once more, the living dead have risen to steal the beaten, bloody land, to plunder history, to despoil the one true mother for coins and capital, for power’s poisoned love. So, yet again, tribes have gathered as ancestors had when the criminals first came to murder and plunder, to stand against the storm, […]

Learning to See in the Dark Amid Catastrophe: An Interview With Deep Ecologist Joanna Macy

People dare to be comfortable with uncertainty if they are in solidarity with each other.

Mike Madden | Challenging Klobuchar on Ukraine War

If Russia’s actions are to be considered “aggression” or an “invasion”, one must find a whole new word to describe what the United States did to Iraq in 2003.

Chris Hedges | The Elites Won’t Save Us 

The tension between the Trump White House and segments of the establishment, including the courts, the intelligence community and the State Department, has been misconstrued as evidence that the elites will remove Trump from power.

The Rage of Caliban: Identity Politics, the Travel Ban, and the Shifting Ideological Framework of the Resistance

Islamophobia is not the same thing as racism, just as fascism is not the same thing as Hate. Any effective resistance to Trump’s agenda will have to go much further than the official opposition rhetoric that invites us to conflate these things. By PETER GAFFNEY  Counterpunch  February 16, 2017    The travel ban was a […]

A Crackdown On Our Right To Stand Up

Jordan Kushner: “These are reactionary voices who are out to quash dissent, all directed at Black Lives Matter–-right-wing legislators who are catering to the prejudices of their base.”

Popular Resistance | Protest Is Working and Growing

On appeal, not only did the Ninth Circuit rule 3-0 against Trump, but they also chided him on his lack of understanding of the checks and balances of the Constitution.

Belén Fernández | Zumba-Thons and Other Non-Solutions to Violence Against Women

In continuing to violate nations and people at will, the U.S. could very well qualify as a pandemic in its own right.

Henry A. Giroux | Combating Trump’s Neo-Fascism and the Ghost of “1984”

Wrongheaded Calls to “Give Trump a Chance”

Totalitarianism in the age of Trump: lessons from Hannah Arendt

As Pollock says: “What she was afraid of was the tendency to devalue action, for the economic to overtake the political.”

Wm. Rivers Pitt | You Are the Conscience of This Nation

Rise. Give them not a moment’s peace.

Chris Hedges | Make America Ungovernable

We will do ourselves a great disservice if we underestimate this regime and where it is going.”

Refugees: Seeing Flight as a Non-violent Option, by Erica Chenoweth and Hakim Young

One Way to Change the Discourse about the World’s 60 Million Refugees

Fear in the Age of Trump

Today I write from that place of fear, maybe tomorrow I will write of hope and resistance.

It may only take 3.5% of the population to topple a dictator–with civil resistance by Erica Chenoweth

Nonviolent resistance has empowered the labor movement, closed down or cancelled dozens of nuclear plants, protected farm workers from abuse in California, motivated the recognition of Aids patients as worthy of access to life-saving treatment, protected free speech, put climate reform on the agenda, given reprieve to Dreamers, raised awareness about economic inequality, changed the […]

Greenwald and Reed | Secret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI with Vast Hidden Powers

The revealing, once-secret FBI documents The Intercept is today reporting on, and publishing, demonstrate why protecting press freedom is more critical than ever.

Kathy Kelly | White Silence Equals Violence: Awaiting A Verdict

Although found guilty, I’ll still act in accordance with my belief that we didn’t act criminally.