Category nonviolent action

The Great Correction – Eliza Gilkyson (Music Video)

Thanks, once again, for your musical commentary about our bewildering world; your heartfelt lyrics, simple strong guitar work–support for us resisters. (A viewer comment on the video page)

The Trump-Putin Meeting and the Fate of the Earth by Norman Solomon

“Recent scientific studies have found that a war fought with the deployed U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals would leave Earth virtually uninhabitable,”

Celebrating July 4th in the Trump Years: Make it Inter-Dependence Day to Challenge the Ideology of Right Wing Ultra-Nationalism 

The truth is, though, that much of what we love about America was created by ordinary citizens.

DN! “Philando Can Be Any of Us”: Black Lives Matter Protests Acquittal of Officer in Minnesota Killing

When the justice system does not work. Police accountability.

THE FUGS – “Exorcism of the White House” (2017 Videos)

OUT DEMONS OUT!!! In 1967, one of America’s most original bands, The Fugs, went to Washington D.C. on a mission to levitate the Pentagon and exorcise the evil war-mongers who were expanding the Vietnam War. NOW – 50 years later, The Fugs (Ed Sanders, Scott Petito, Steve Taylor and Coby Batty) have returned to save […]

Beyond Violence and Nonviolence

The argument over violence and nonviolence — one of the oldest and most divisive on the left — is back.

Hate Crimes, Resistance, and Revolutionaries: Stories by Chris Hedges (Videos)

Chris Hedges on religious extremism and hate crimes, resistance to fascism, and true revolutionaries.

The Intercept: Standing Rock documents expose inner workings of “surveillance-industrial complex”

Surveillance Reports Paint Protesters as Desperate and Deviant

In an unprecedented court escalation, Trump protesters could be facing decades in prison for Inauguration demonstrations

The American Civil Liberties Union has called these new laws “unconstitutional,” vowing to “fight in statehouses against any bill that violates the First Amendment.”

Military-Style Counterterrorism Measures Were Used Against DAPL Protesters, Leaked Documents Show

TigerSwan, which also worked with the State Department to carry out the war in Iraq, compared the peaceful water protector movement with jihadist terrorism.

WaPo’s Laziest Columnist Calls Protesters ‘Fascists,’ Equates Them to Manchester Bomber

Cohen would, conveniently, avoid the substance of the Middlebury dispute, dismissing the overarching scientific racism advanced by Murray as “beside the point.”

Huge Increase In Anti-Trump Protest: 5 Signs Resistance Is Growing Stronger

“Our conservative guess is that between 637,198 and 1,181,887 people showed up at these political gatherings, although it is likely that there were far more participants”

DN! War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration: Michelle Alexander, Susan Burton (Videos)

Civil rights advocate and best-selling author Michelle Alexander responds to the new push by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to escalate the war on drugs

Chris Hedges | American Prophets with Albert Raboteau (Video)

Featuring Fannie Lou Hamer and Dorothy Day: the theological and ethical motivations of prophetic figures and their importance in an age of radical evil

Jeff Dietrich | Humiliation of the Word

“By filling the media space with bizarre inventions and brazen denials, purveyors of fake news hope to mobilize potential supporters with righteous wrath—and to demoralize potential opponents by nurturing the idea that everybody lies and nothing matters.”

Janine Jackson | Big Media Need to Fight for the Right to Protest

People who broke no windows and set no fires face up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.

Kazu Haga | Why the moral argument for nonviolence matters

Violence is also limited in one very important way, and that is that violence can never create relationships.

VFP Condemns U.S. Refusal to Particpate in U.N. Negotiations about Nuclear Weapons

VFP is profoundly disappointed the United States has refused to take part in the negotiations at the United Nations to ban nuclear weapons.

Trump’s Alt-Right Army Descended on Los Angeles to Battle Non-Existent Antifa

This is a flat out lie: “This group of people [the pro-Trump group] is not being aggressive in the least bit, and the people on the left, all they do is play into the PR for these people,” Pool said.

Climate Movement to May Day Strikers: “We’ve Got Your Back”

May 1st, International Workers Day, will see rallies, marches, and strikes around the country and the world By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer  Common Dreams  April 27, 2017 A sign seen at the 2006 May Day demonstrations. Monday’s actions are expected to match those from 2006 in magnitude. (Photo: AP) Just as labor leaders are standing firmly behind this […]