Category Social movements
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.
An exhibit of war and peace posters at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota.
There are people in every segment of the power structure that see the problems and want to help put in place solutions.
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.
Simply put, Trump’s plan is ethnic cleansing. His actions go far beyond snatching 2,342 children from parents fleeing violence-ravaged countries.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
We can win campaigns without healing trauma, but we will lose each other in the process.
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.
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.
A variety of creative and nonviolent tactics are available to counter “hate speech” and racism.
US Acts Against People and Planet Make the Era of Transformation More Likely
I am obviously for nonviolence but I am for noncooperation and obstruction of those forces that are trying without exaggeration trying to kill us.
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.