Category Social Change

Harry Potter and the Secret of COP26, by David Swanson

“Merlin’s pants!”

The Messy Truth About Carbon Footprints

“So by all means, skip that next beef burger, or take a pass on that cheap flight to Cancún. But then ask yourself how you can magnify the impact of what you do.”

Where’s Humanity with an Exploding National “Defense” Budget? by Marie Braun

“The vast bulk of military expenditures today have nothing to do with keeping us safe. And the advocates for war are a small minority – politicians, militarists, weapons makers, oil companies, and relatively small fanatical groups like al Qaeda.”

James Baldwin Was Right All Along, by Raoul Peck

“Why can’t we understand, as Baldwin did and demonstrated throughout his life, that racism is not a sickness, nor a virus, but rather the ugly child of an economic system that produces inequalities and injustice?”

CHRIS HEDGES | We Must PEACEFULLY Overthrow CORPORATE Fascism

‘”These people are going to kill us. And they are going to kill my children.”

Henry Giroux: Pedagogy, Power, and Moral Witnessing in Dangerous Times

“Economic inequality is the bedrock of neoliberalism.” “In an age when it seems to me  all problems are seen as individual problems and there is no understanding of how to basically conceptualize the social, That has to be one of the most powerful ideologies for domination that has come along for 400 years…”

The Problem is the Other CRT (Conservative Race Theory), by Tim Wise

“Rather than arguing detailed academic theory, we must answer the right-wing assault on anti-racism by demonstrating the real motives of those who have launched the attack on it.”

“American Silence,” song by Chris Pierce

“…Pierce’s impassioned vocals and righteous message to keep fighting for justice in this country. It’s the sound of everyone who’s hungry for change, steadying themselves and marching toward a common goal.”

Critical Race Theory Debacle Signals the Collapse of the American Empire, by Danny Haiphong

“The debate over Critical Race Theory will not resolve the contradictions that ensure Black Americans make less than sixty cents for every white American dollar , the U.S. military receives trillions  to bomb Black and brown people abroad, and racist New Cold War tropes continue to be recycled to justify policies…

Henry Giroux: Fighting back against the age of manufactured ignorance: Resistance is still possible

“The underlying message of CRT is to dismantle forms of structural racism in order to create a more fair and just society.”
“Banning instruction on ‘critical race theory’ has become the new McCarthyism.”

The Future of the Left, with Noam Chomsky

People power, education, persuasion, organization, persistent, action, leads to change.

Celebrating Fifty Years of an Individual’s Courage in an Era of Apathy, by Danny Sjursen

“Still, there stands Daniel Ellsberg – and others like him; living and breathing correctives to any temptation towards apathy.”

Nonviolence and the New Humanity: A Training Course in 5 Animations

“Wherever people gather for selfless ends, there is a vast augmentation of their individual capacities.”

The Terror of the Unforeseen: Rethinking the Normalization of Fascism in the Post-Truth Era, by Henry A. Giroux

“Through protests, strikes, and education, Giroux proposes an international social movement that joins together various modes of resistance to illuminate a democratic renewal,…”

Haiti: This Is Not A Crisis—This Is A Rebellion

“A Catholic church in Petionville held a mass with political undertones against the dictatorship. When marchers from outside took refuge from the police inside the church, the Haitian National Police tear gassed the entire congregation.”

Will a Recovery Really End Structural Inequality? by David Rosen

The U.S. is a divided nation, one grounded in inequality.  In a 2020 (but pre-Covid) report, Pew Research noted, “economic inequality, whether measured through the gaps in income or wealth between richer and poorer households, continues to widen.”

Remembering Father Daniel Berrigan, a Prophet of Peace

Advice to parents, teachers, priests, ministers, et al: The young people will be different if you are different. They are moved by example, as I have been.

Protesters in St. Paul, MN march in response to the killing of Philando Castile (Fibonacci Blue / Flickr)

Democracy Now! Police Killed John Thompson’s Friend Philando Castile. Now He Is a Lawmaker Fighting Racist Policing

Rep. John Thompson from the Minnesota Legislature discusses bills re police accountability and barriers in the Republican state senate

The Cold War Truth Commission, full video and resources

Join Us in putting “THE COLD WAR ON TRIAL” 

FRSO Presents International Women’s Day

The current status of women in the U.S., patriarchy, wages, and also women making a difference.