Category Social movements

Democracy fatigue and how to fight it: Henry Giroux on life in the age of Trump: DeVega interviews Giroux

“Neoliberal fascism and Trumpism are a form of fascist politics that basically wears its own racism and modes of exploitation and humiliation as a badge of honor.”

2019 Wasn’t Just About Trump. It Will Be Remembered for Global Resistance

Recently, the United Nations issued a report predicting that climate change would exacerbate a growing gap between the rich and poor globally, and protests across the world are clear evidence that current political systems are failing large numbers of people. And that means uprisings are bound to continue. Protesters, medical professionals and political opponents demand the […]

We Must Overcome Our Atomization to Beat Back Neoliberal Fascism, by Henry A. Giroux

“These movements of resistance represent a reaction to the multiple abuses produced by a mix of political authoritarianism and neoliberalism marked by cruel predatory policies, a disdain for human rights, and fascist claims to ultra-nationalism and social cleansing.”

Revolts Against the Neoliberal World Order, by Flowers and Zeese

The uprising includes trade unions and student, feminist, and environmentalist groups. They are calling for a reversal of neoliberal capitalism and a new government. 

Nuclear Weapons Ruined My Life, by Frida Berrigan

My mother feels very useful in jail — generous, empathetic and calm in a place that encourages none of those qualities.

Women’s March DC Videos: Nina Turner and the March in DC and Elsewhere

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.

United | Playing For Change | Song Around the World

Some inspiring music for the weekend.

Yes to Peace, No to War: First International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases

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 […]

The Uber-Rich: Tyranny or Revolution, Scum vs. Scum, The Cult of Trump

Three by Christ Hedges: Trump, the Uber-Rich, the corporate state and elections.

5 Ways New Movement Leaders Are Effecting Change, by Michael Silberman

The Parkland students and others are reinventing models for people-powered activism that adapts to today’s rapid pace of change.

The Bad, Good, and Beautiful: War and Peace Posters, By David Swanson

An exhibit of war and peace posters at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota.

Our Opponents’ Actions Show We’re Winning: Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

There are people in every segment of the power structure that see the problems and want to help put in place solutions.

Where Power Holders Get Power and How Movements Take It Away

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 […]

Popular Resistance: The time to prepare is now

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.

15 Actions that can shut down Trump’s assault on immigrant families

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.

The Fall of the “Alt-Right” Came From Anti-Fascism

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.

STUDENTS’ RIGHTS: SPEECH, WALKOUTS, AND OTHER PROTESTS | ACLU

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.

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.”