Category Social Change

American Anomie, by Chris Hedges

The left, like most critics of Trump, personalizes our decay. It focuses myopically on Trump, who is the symptom, not the disease.

United | Playing For Change | Song Around the World

Some inspiring music for the weekend.

“Wounds of War”: the VA health care system and why we all need it

This important discussion necessary for all of us to hear around attempts to privatize the VA, opposed by most Veterans groups, describes the work of the VA not only for Veterans but the everyday things we use developed in their research area, among other work by the VA. The VA gets a bad name–yet Suzanne Gordon advocates that the VA is the best model for an effective National Health Care system. The attempts to discount the work of the VA and privatize it are nothing more than more capitalistic greed–more capitalism on steroids.

Yes to Peace, No to War: First International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases

The myths around NATO 1. NATO is here to protect us. 2. NATO protects small countries. 3. NATO protection is necessary for US defense. The Conference Primary conference themes were US world domination, colonialism and militarism; the need for unity in what is global strife and an international struggle; the need for networking, both at […]

The Uber-Rich: Tyranny or Revolution, Scum vs. Scum, The Cult of Trump

Three by Christ Hedges: Trump, the Uber-Rich, the corporate state and elections.

5 Ways New Movement Leaders Are Effecting Change, by Michael Silberman

The Parkland students and others are reinventing models for people-powered activism that adapts to today’s rapid pace of change.

A Must Read! The Hidden Structure of Violence: Who Benefits from Global Violence and War, by Polly Mann

The result is a stunning indictment of our violent world and a powerful critique of the ways through which violence is reproduced on a daily basis, whether at the highest levels of the state or in the deepest recesses of the mind.

The Nationwide Prison Strike: Why It’s Happening and What It Means for Ending Mass Incarceration

It was time to launch a national prison strike to raise awareness around the brutality of mass incarceration.

The Bad, Good, and Beautiful: War and Peace Posters, By David Swanson

An exhibit of war and peace posters at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota.

You are invited to Join Veterans for Peace for their Annual Conference and Free Public Events in St. Paul

Workshops, panels, plenaries, an art exhibit, poetry, world peace, global issues, national speakers, end all wars, and more!

Our Opponents’ Actions Show We’re Winning: Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

There are people in every segment of the power structure that see the problems and want to help put in place solutions.

Popular Resistance: How Social Transformation Occurs

When activists understand that social movements are long-term efforts and that they go through particular stages, each with specific goals and tasks, they can be more effective. This knowledge is also helpful in avoiding burn out by expecting things to change before the necessary environment is in place.

Where Power Holders Get Power and How Movements Take It Away

The research of social movements over the past one hundred years shows that nonviolent movements are twice as likely to succeed as violent movements, and they result in changes that are more sustainable over time.  The research also shows that nonviolent movements succeed in spite of the violence, not because of it. And it shows that a […]

Popular Resistance: The time to prepare is now

Remember, we are the many and they are the few. People have power. The time to prepare to achieve the tremendous potential of the coming decade is now.

The Con of Diversity, by Chris Hedges

Mediocrity in the name of diversity. How the white power structure plays people of color.

American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism. Project Censored interviews Henry A. Giroux.

As white supremacy, ultra-nationalism, rabid misogyny and anti-immigrant fervor coalesce, a new and uniquely American form of fascism looms…

15 Actions that can shut down Trump’s assault on immigrant families

Simply put, Trump’s plan is ethnic cleansing. His actions go far beyond snatching 2,342 children from parents fleeing violence-ravaged countries.

Honoring Margaret Fuller (May 23, 1810 – July 19, 1850)

American journalist, critic, and women’s rights advocate . …Her book “Woman in the Nineteenth Century” is considered the first major feminist work in the United States.

Trotskyist Delusions: Obsessed with Stalin, They See Betrayed Revolutions Everywhere by Diana Johnstone

The trouble with some Trotskyists is they’re always “supporting” other peoples’ revolutions, says Diana Johnstone. Their obsession with permanent revolution in the end provides an alibi for permanent war.

The Danger of Leadership Cults, by Chris Hedges

No leader, no matter how charismatic or courageous, will save us. We must save ourselves.