Category Constitutional Rights

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 […]

Ted Rall | Before Trump, the Media Loved “Alternative Facts”

Media malpractice has been so sustained and widespread that it’s hard to know where to start.

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.”

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

Rise. Give them not a moment’s peace.

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.

Yonatan Zunger | Trial Balloon for a Coup?

Yesterday was the trial balloon for a coup d’état against the United States. It gave them useful information.

Eliot A. Cohen | A Clarifying Moment in American History

With every act [Trump] makes new enemies for himself and strengthens their commitment; he has his followers, but he gains no new friends.

Flowers and Zeese | Unite To Change The Status Quo

When a mass movement is united against the power elites it is unstoppable.

The Trump Resistance Plan: Step Two

“It is not in numbers, but in unity, that our great strength lies…”

Jeremy Scahill | Intercepted Podcast: The Clock Strikes 13, and Donald Trump is President

Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald and Editor-in-Chief Betsy Reed join Jeremy Scahill for a discussion on the crazy apocalyptic present in which we find ourselves.

Steven Harper | The Trump Resistance Plan: Step One

TRP Strategy #1: Disconnect from Trump
TRP Strategy #2: Seek the Truth
TRP Strategy #3: Fight Back

Greenpeace Protestors Climbed a Crane to Hang a ‘Resist’ Banner

Greenpeace hangs Resist banner above the White House.

Chris Hedges | Strategies of resistance with Michael Gecan, author of “Going Public: An Organizer’s Guide to Citizen Action”

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses strategies of resistance with Michael Gecan, author of “Going Public: An Organizer’s Guide to Citizen Action”. RT Correspondent reports on the godfather of community organizing, Saul Alinsky. RT America Published on Jan 7, 2017 To learn more about Rise Up Times and support Media for […]

Let’s change the political discourse, let’s talk about the People’s Agenda!

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INDIVISIBLE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR RESISTING THE TRUMP AGENDA

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No Compromise on Bigotry

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#notnormal
@refusefascism

Cracking Down On Dissent: The U.S. Government Has Essentially Created A Ministry of Truth

Obama’s Recently-Signed National Defense Authorization Act Includes A ‘Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act’. The Intercept’s Alex Emmons Explains…

Michael Nagler | Violence and Evolution: Where Do We Stand?

…contrary to common opinion, violence has been steadily decreasing by a number of measures for several millennia.

DN! Special: Bernie Sanders Interviewed by Amy Goodman (Video)

In a Democracy Now! special, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sat down with Amy Goodman at the Free Library of Philadelphia …