Category Nonviolent direct action
Putting Climate Change on Trial
On Indigenous People’s Day this year Annette Klapstein, 66, a retired attorney and Emily Johnston, 52, poet and office worker, will walk into a northern Minnesota courtroom to plead a “necessity defense” for shutting down Canadian tar sands oil piped across our state.
…the case was dismissed on the grounds that the defendants charged with the barbaric acts listed above had done them within the “scope of their employment” as U.S. officials – something which will stand as a permanent moral stain on all Americans.
Conversation about Gaza and Israeli Policy Toward the Palestinians
The lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss Madden’s case, arguing he’d gone to the airport to “publicly express his opinion on an issue… at the center of a national debate.”
Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy.
Demonstrator: They are not care about dying, because they are dying slowly, day by day in Gaza. So I talk with many of those demonstrators. They said that, “We are ready to die now.”
No one has the right to challenge a juror’s reason for voting “not guilty.”
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?
Readers may ponder the sanity of a society that imprisoned those who substantively opposed a war of aggression by a superpower against a relatively small agrarian nation.
January 11, 2018 marked the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim men, subjecting many of them to torture and arbitrary detention. …Forty-one hearts still beat in Guantanamo prison cells. That’s forty-one too many.
Senate War Powers resolution on ending unauthorized US support for the war in Yemen – A bipartisan Senate resolution on Yemen will be introduced in mid-January and has a good chance of passing.
A defendant on why dissenters everywhere should feel emboldened by the outcome of the first trial.
She called the process “incredibly frustrating” and scary. “One person makes a decision, and it can disrupt 200 people’s lives for more than a year. It just seems nuts,” Lagesse said.
“We’re at that point where Mother Earth is crying out for a revolution. Mother Earth is crying out for a new direction.”
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 […]
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