Category Activism

The Wounds of War, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan with Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly speaks on The Wounds of War, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan with Kathy Kelly Kathy Kelly will also be speaking at the East Side Freedom Library on Friday, January 21: Tim Arango, The New York Times bureau chief in Baghdad from 2010 to 2017 noted that many people he had spoken with in Iraq said […]

MLK, Qassem Soleimani and the folly of American exceptionalism, by Jack Nelson Pallmeyer

“MLK’s push for nonviolence is something to which we all should aspire.”

Martin Luther King Speaks! Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution

“One of the great liabilities of life is that all too many people find themselves living amid a great period of social change, and yet they fail to develop the new attitudes, the new mental responses, that the new situation demands. They end up sleeping through a revolution.

Democracy fatigue and how to fight it: Henry Giroux on life in the age of Trump: DeVega interviews Giroux

“Neoliberal fascism and Trumpism are a form of fascist politics that basically wears its own racism and modes of exploitation and humiliation as a badge of honor.”

How to Find Time for Friendly Civil Disobedience, by Sarah Lazarovic, Cartoonist

“Everyone was allowed to go to the Raptors victory parade so can I go to the climate strike?”

Ricardo Levins Morales: Ecology of a Radical Community Artist, by Anne Winkler-Morey

Our movements tend to be reactive, not thinking three or five steps ahead, which is one of the reasons why we have President Trump. Sustainability requires intention, planning and approaching the work from a perspective of hope, but not shallow hope–not putting a smiley face on hard issues. If you approach hard issues with complexity […]

Minneapolis Activists Ask Local Leaders to Invest in Communities, Not Cops

“We are investing too much money in incarceration-based policing and not enough money in community-based safety.”

Trump’s Iran Aggression Sparks Protests Across America, World

Demonstrations from across the U.S.A. with commentary by Max Blumenthal, Mike Prysner, Sanders and Warren. Includes Mayday Plaza in Minneapolis.

Noam Chomsky: US Is a Rogue State and Suleimani’s Assassination Confirms It

“As for what the conflict is all about, the background reasons are not obscure. It has long been a primary principle of U.S. foreign policy to control the vast energy resources of the Middle East.”

2019 Wasn’t Just About Trump. It Will Be Remembered for Global Resistance

Recently, the United Nations issued a report predicting that climate change would exacerbate a growing gap between the rich and poor globally, and protests across the world are clear evidence that current political systems are failing large numbers of people. And that means uprisings are bound to continue. Protesters, medical professionals and political opponents demand the […]

After-Holiday Blues and an Action to Chase Them Away, By Polly Mann with Mary Beaudoin

Another action to take: Don’t Iraq Iran. Protests continue nationwide.  Ironically, we have heard from the one of the greatest purveyors of propaganda, the Washington Post, that we are lied to about war. But with the release of the series “Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War” by Craig Whitlock, you would think that […]

Dorothee Benz: ‘We Need to Do Everything We Can on All Fronts’

“Three years in, [the Democrats] still haven’t understood that it’s not business as usual. Right? They’ve had to be pushed every step of the way to show any real resistance to the extent that they have.”

Impeachment Hearings Expose Current State of US Militarism/Meddling, by Mike Madden

“When a nation is guilty of military aggression, it is not those who prosecuted the war who should be honored, it is those who tried to stop it.”

Democracy Anyone? with Mr. Fish and Some Good Books

The Struggle Continues

No War for the Holidays! Take time this holiday season to speak out for peace.

Stop Endless U.S. Wars
Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen & Everywhere
Say NO to U.S. War on Iran & North Korea
U.S. Hands Off Venezuela and Bolivia

Chris Hedges: Hope Lies in the Streets

“The violent suppression of protesters in France, Chile, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, India and Hong Kong is already underway, a window into what may be coming to England, the United States and other countries that attempt to throw off the yoke of corporate oppression.”

“Impeach the Prez”

“And we realize/ He’s ruining the world before our eyes.”

CLIMATE CATASTROPHE: Beyond Marching—Plant a Tree, by Susu Jeffrey

“Consider that planting a tree helps the whole world.”

Notes from the desk of peace activist Polly Mann (b. Nov. 19, 1919)

On the occasion of her 100th birthday, Polly shares some thoughts about gun control, the CIA, Holiday Hoop-la, positive corporate direction, and Iceland. By Polly Mann  Southside Pride  December 9, 2019 HOLIDAY HOOP-LA Among the many catalogs I receive at Christmas is one from Hammacher Schlemmer. Just why I don’t know. I’ve never bought so […]

The Indigenous Worldview Is Our Only Hope for Survival, by Four Arrows

Just as the invasion of Indigenous North America and the resultant slaughter of “Indigenous peoples may have changed Earth’s climate into a little ice age by 1600, today’s land theft, illegal mining and attacks on Indigenous sovereignty is a significant cause of global warming.”