Category Social Change

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.

Huge Organizing Effort, ’40 Days of Action’ Launching to Fight Poverty

Fifty years later, a new Poor People’s Campaign connects religious faith to social justice.

Scholar Henry Giroux on Gun Violence and Administration Agendas

A conversation with radical social critic and education Henry Giroux.

I’m Dreaming About a Modern World That Doesn’t Erase Its Indigenous Intelligence

we will not rest
hoping is not enough
our resilience shall prevail

Noam Chomsky | Optimism Over Despair (Book Review)

“In this series of highly informative conversations deftly organized by CJ Polychroniou, Noam Chomsky teaches us – yet again – so much on a huge range of issues – from economic globalisation through international politics to the linguistic foundations of humanity.”

For the Love of Liberation: Let’s Stop Belittling Others and Start Organizing

While the criticisms of what liberalism has tolerated that led us up to now certainly ring true, the way these criticisms are levied is often counterproductive. 

Chris Hedges Sums Up Our Collective Predicament and the Solution

Commentary on gloomy Chris Hedges: Feel good industry denies reality of situation of planet earth, economic inequality and militarization of our culture. Predatory systems that effect all of us globally. CP Editor  Counterpunch  Media of the Day  January 31, 2018  More articles by:CP EDITOR

Our Relationships Keep Us Alive: Let’s Prioritize Them in 2018

We can win campaigns without healing trauma, but we will lose each other in the process.

The Fempire Strikes Back | #MeToo by Ann Jones

 Time magazine passed over the president as its “person of the year” to name instead the “Silence Breakers” — the brave, outspoken women who inspired the #MeToo campaign.

On Contact: Coming Unrest with David North and Chris Hedges

David North, Chairman of the World Socialist Web Site’s International Editorial Board, discusses the capitalist crisis in the United States and globally.

This is how democracies die | The Guardian

there is no single moment – no coup, declaration of martial law, or suspension of the constitution – in which the regime obviously “crosses the line” into dictatorship, nothing may set off society’s alarm bells.

Recommitting Ourselves to Nonviolent Tactics in a Time of War

A variety of creative and nonviolent tactics are available to counter “hate speech” and racism.

Anti-Progressive Trump Agenda Could Backfire

US Acts Against People and Planet Make the Era of Transformation More Likely

Chris Hedges Q and A “Fascism in the Age of Trump” (Video)

I am obviously for nonviolence but I am for noncooperation and obstruction of those forces that are trying without exaggeration trying to kill us.

Paul Street | Against Identitarian and Generational Divide and Rule

We need to be historically and social-structurally specific about where real power lies if we want to get to the root of contemporary evils.

Challenges Facing the Anti-War Movement: Code Pink Conference

Ajamu Baraka of Black Alliance for Peace talks about the challenges that the anti-war movement currently faces in the US

David Swanson | What We’re Supposed to Think (What Difference Does it Make?)

We’re supposed to think that government officials mean well.
What other countries call bribes we call campaign contributions.

Whither the Anti-war Movement?

The duopoly succumbed to the war machine, while organized resistance got pushed to the fringe.

Why Lawsuits Are Not Enough to Stop the Far Right

What this shows is not that legal solutions aren’t valuable…but that they provide ample additional organizing opportunities.

Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: Breaking Through the Political Barriers to Free Education

There is no economic reason why free education cannot flourish from schools through colleges and university.