Category Social Change
The Nordics [are] in the top tier of nations for equality because they adopted a radically different economic model…
My mother feels very useful in jail — generous, empathetic and calm in a place that encourages none of those qualities.
A Community Control Over Police Surveillance (CCOPS) law in St. Louis would shift control over the use of surveillance technologies from law enforcement to the people and their elected representatives.
The consensus in the comments was Nina Turner for president, or at least a Bernie/Turner ticket. In the Real News video that follows commentator Taya Graham noted that the mainstream corporate media focused on dissent instead of the issues. A major theme of the march was Unity, as Nina Turner emphasizes.
The left, like most critics of Trump, personalizes our decay. It focuses myopically on Trump, who is the symptom, not the disease.
Some inspiring music for the weekend.
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.
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 […]
Three by Christ Hedges: Trump, the Uber-Rich, the corporate state and elections.
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.
It was time to launch a national prison strike to raise awareness around the brutality of mass incarceration.
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!
There are people in every segment of the power structure that see the problems and want to help put in place solutions.
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.
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 […]
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.
Mediocrity in the name of diversity. How the white power structure plays people of color.
As white supremacy, ultra-nationalism, rabid misogyny and anti-immigrant fervor coalesce, a new and uniquely American form of fascism looms…