Category Social Change
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 […]
On appeal, not only did the Ninth Circuit rule 3-0 against Trump, but they also chided him on his lack of understanding of the checks and balances of the Constitution.
With every act [Trump] makes new enemies for himself and strengthens their commitment; he has his followers, but he gains no new friends.
When a mass movement is united against the power elites it is unstoppable.
“It is not in numbers, but in unity, that our great strength lies…”
“What comes from the heart reaches the heart. Period.”
The more despotic a regime becomes, the more it creates a climate of fear that transforms into terror. At the same time, it invests tremendous energy and resources in censorship and propaganda to maintain the fiction of the just and free state.
While some people are calling 2016 the worst political year ever, we are optimistic that the movement is on track for transformational change.
Our responsibility is to resist, resist and transform.
We have observed that the incoming administration does not respect the right to protest and responds aggressively to dissent.
Many people I knew while growing up and many people I still know in rural, white, Christian America hold diverse viewpoints.
America’s past truth and reconciliation processes show us what works.
What should the movement be doing in the era of Trump?
“We know what we’re fighting against, but what are we fighting for?”
How do citizens counter corruption and exact accountability from power holders?
The popular vote showed there’s large support in this country for a politics of tolerance, of progressivism, around culture issues, around gender and race.
There are two lessons from these chaotic events that we, too, can learn; in fact, we ignore them at our peril.
People and Movements Changing the World Through the Power of Active Nonviolence
Chris Hedges discusses building successful non-violent mass movements with Bill Ayers, author of “Demand the Impossible.”
“Actual discussion of content, of issues that matter to Americans, is very, very rarely heard in the press. …”