Category Social movements
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.
There is no economic reason why free education cannot flourish from schools through colleges and university.
critical issues within Education, Culture and Society as applied to culture, politics, and resistance today.
Totalitarian movements, Arendt writes, go beyond propaganda and embrace violence.
What we do know for sure, is the majority of violence initiated at Fascist rallies, has been due to Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists.
Trump and the new American authoritarianism; our nation’s growing culture of cruelty; America at war with itself; the “post-truth” world; attacks on the free press and higher education…
Rise Up Times, People Powered Media
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Wealth, power, and the American Dream
Do we play into the hands of those who are moving us toward a totalitarian state by succumbing to the temptation to use violence in the streets like the neo-Nazi alt-right?
The argument over violence and nonviolence — one of the oldest and most divisive on the left — is back.
One thing I’ve learned over two decades of reporting from dozens of crises around the world: these tactics can be resisted.
Some complain that the Women’s March lacked direction, but more limiting was its lack of shared experiences and knowledge that could rationalize a political objective.