Category Social movements
My mother feels very useful in jail — generous, empathetic and calm in a place that encourages none of those qualities.
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.
Some inspiring music for the weekend.
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 […]
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.