Category Social Change
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…
Simply put, Trump’s plan is ethnic cleansing. His actions go far beyond snatching 2,342 children from parents fleeing violence-ravaged countries.
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.
No leader, no matter how charismatic or courageous, will save us. We must save ourselves.
The proposed legislation “chills dissent” and constitutes an “attempt to silence Black Lives Matter movement” according to the ACLU of Minnesota.
In comparison to progress made in medicine, education, and financial access, progress in peacebuilding has been glacial.
“Activism is about self-expression. It often is a substitute for strategy. Strategic organizing is about results.”
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.