Category Social Change

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.

Law Enforcement Has Quietly Backed Anti-Protest Bills in at Least 8 States Since Trump’s Election

The proposed legislation “chills dissent” and constitutes an “attempt to silence Black Lives Matter movement” according to the ACLU of Minnesota.

Here’s how we put an end to violent conflict

In comparison to progress made in medicine, education, and financial access, progress in peacebuilding has been glacial.

The Cult of Violence Always Kills the Left by Chris Hedges

“Activism is about self-expression. It often is a substitute for strategy. Strategic organizing is about results.”

The Fall of the “Alt-Right” Came From Anti-Fascism

While the white nationalist ability for self-sabotage can be impressive, it misses the most critical factor in the story of every white supremacist loss: They failed because of effective anti-fascist organizing.

Chelsea Manning: We Need to Stop This ‘Death Machine of Power’

All these systems are overlapping, and they’re suffocating people, deliberately and methodically, over decades. And this has been a continuing—you know, like people have been building this whirling death machine of power for decades now.

STUDENTS’ RIGHTS: SPEECH, WALKOUTS, AND OTHER PROTESTS | ACLU

A list of resources for students from the ACLU 

Gun Control has always been racist — that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t support the Parkland Students Movement

Gun control has long been a shaky dividing line between liberals and the far left.