Category Social Change

Beyond Violence and Nonviolence

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

Leftist celebs flirt with violence, get it on baseball field by Jon Rappaport

These celebs are clueless.

Naomi Klein | How to Resist Trump’s Shock Doctrine (Video)

One thing I’ve learned over two decades of reporting from dozens of crises around the world: these tactics can be resisted.

Marta Harnecker: Ideas For The Struggle

The left should avoid allowing the right to set its agenda for struggle. 

Lessons on Political Culture and Consciousness From Struggles of the Global South

Some complain that the Women’s March lacked direction, but more limiting was its lack of shared experiences and knowledge that could rationalize a political objective.

Chris Hedges | The Artist as Prophet

The artist makes the invisible visible. He or she shatters the clichés and narratives used to mask reality.

Alan Maki | Climate change and the military-industrial complex

How much of what is produced from the Tar Sands will be consumed by the Military-Industrial Complex?

No more presidents: protesting the Trump inauguration (Video)

The days of action surrounding the inauguration of Donald Trump marked a clear rejection of his administration and the global rise of right-wing populism. The inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States has unleashed a wave of anger across the country. Faced with the frightening prospect of an authoritarian right-wing government, many […]

The Revolution Televised Episode 2: March on the DNC (Video)

Capturing the birth of the political revolution that arose from the ashes of democracy, in the wake of the controversy surrounding the 2016 Democratic Primary.   To learn more about Rise Up Times and support Media for the People! with a donation click here. No Peace! No Justice!  Please share this post. WRITE BRAIN STUDIO Write Brain […]

Henry A. Giroux | The Culture of Cruelty in Trump’s America

The $54 billion that Trump seeks to remove from the budgets of 19 agencies designed to help the poor, students, public education, academic research and the arts would instead be used to increase the military budget and build a wall along the Mexican border.

Chris Hedges: The Enemy Is Not Donald Trump or Steve Bannon—It Is Corporate Power (Video)

After a fierce indictment of what he calls the kleptocracy that rules the United States, Hedges urges organizing “with lightning speed” because this is our “last chance” to do so.

Learning From Civil Resistance Around The World

The power of nonviolent action is built on the strength and capacity of people, as proven by recent protest movements across the globe.

Flowers and Zeese | Visions For The Future

We’ve seen time and again that when people lead, the leaders follow.

Chris Hedges Discusses Resistance in the Age of Trump With Kevin Zeese (Video)

“We have power.”

Common Dreams | RESIST DAY #50: What You Can Do Today

Actions to take, phone calls to make, calendars, and more, made easy by Common Dreams.

Evergreene Digest | A diatribe against the cultural decline in America also offers a way out A review of America at War with Itself by Henry A. Giroux

A diatribe against the cultural decline in America also offers a way out A review of America at War with Itself ~ Henry A. Giroux Related: Table of Contents, Foreword, and the First Chapter from America at War with Itself Related: Will Americans Submit to Despotism in an Urge to ‘Escape from Freedom’Shelley Walia, The […]

James Kilgore | Mass Incarceration in the Cornfields: Shattered Families and Racial Profiling in Small-Town America

Taylor believes the absence of her father made a huge difference. If he had been around, she observed, “the household would have been more structured … I don’t think my brother and sister would have gotten into trouble.”

The Guardian | We want to cover the resistance. We need your help

The Guardian is launching a new project that will aim to cover a diverse range of new 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.”

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, […]