Tag Archives: Civil Disobedience

Activists Walk “Cease and Desist” Order into Nuclear Weapons Base

“We call for the nuclear bombs to be returned to the US immediately. The Germans want these nuclear weapons out of Germany, and so do we.”

Minnesota Antiwar Activists: Polly Mann, Minnesota 8, and Catonsville 9

Like many of you, I suspect, I live a divided life—as described by the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci—with the pessimism of the intellect and the optimism of the will.  —Polly Mann The VIetnam War Era Oral History Project is a project of the Minnesota Historical Society that has documented the experiences of Minnesotans during the […]

Chris Hedges on Deflating the Ruling Elite through Civil Disobedience

Among other topics, Ayana and Chris discuss wealth inequality, deindustrialization and the rise of the gig economy, the birth of fascism and Christian fundamentalism, and the fusion of corporate and government power under the reigning umbrella of the security state. Photo: Chris Gold For the Wild World interviews journalist and author Chris Hedges who guides […]

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.

Homeless America, by Chris Hedges

“I am the voice you never hear
If I spoke would you listen?”

The Nationwide Prison Strike: Why It’s Happening and What It Means for Ending Mass Incarceration

It was time to launch a national prison strike to raise awareness around the brutality of mass incarceration.

Challenging the institutional racism and violence in our law enforcement culture: A Not Guilty Verdict to celebrate

These bits of fractured history are examples to me of the fact that what we accomplish is the result of not just what one or two persons do but rather the result of community action through time.

Michael Moore: We Have to ‘Put Our Bodies on the Line’ to Stop Trump

“We’re not talking about political differences. We’re talking about thousands of children being kidnapped and put in jails.”

Does this look like a crime to you? The Case of Veteran Mike Madden

The lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss Madden’s case, arguing he’d gone to the airport to “publicly express his opinion on an issue… at the center of a national debate.”

The Coming Collapse by Chris Hedges

Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy.

The Danger of Leadership Cults, by Chris Hedges

No leader, no matter how charismatic or courageous, will save us. We must save ourselves.

May 1968: Fifty Years Since the Catonsville Nine Action

Readers may ponder the sanity of a society that imprisoned those who substantively opposed a war of aggression by a superpower against a relatively small agrarian nation.

The assault on environmental protest

50 state bills, Minnesota included, with a link to find information on your state.

Recommitting Ourselves to Nonviolent Tactics in a Time of War

A variety of creative and nonviolent tactics are available to counter “hate speech” and racism.

Arrests at Rep. Hoyer’s office — pending Yemen War legislation

Senate War Powers resolution on ending unauthorized US support for the war in Yemen – A bipartisan Senate resolution on Yemen will be introduced in mid-January and has a good chance of passing.

Learning to Live in the Dark: Reading Arendt in the Time of Climate Change

Totalitarianism is. . . a system in which human beings, both as individuals and distinct groups, become surplus, unnecessary, and unwanted, cease to have any intrinsic value as human beings — are dehumanized.

SHUT DOWN CREECH! GROUND THE KILLER DRONES

What can we do to GROUND the DRONES? SHUT DOWN CREECH!

Steve Clemens | John Heid in the Courtroom

“White Silence Equals Violence”

The Return of Civil Disobedience | “Democracy is in the Streets”

The sixties produced a conviction that “democracy is in the streets.” The Trump era may echo that. Protest against Donald Trump. (photo: Jim Vondruska/NurPhoto/Getty Images) By Jelani Cobb  The New Yorker  RSN  January 1, 2017 n December 6th, less than a month after the election, Vice-President Joe Biden, who was in New York to receive […]

Michael Nagler | Violence and Evolution: Where Do We Stand?

…contrary to common opinion, violence has been steadily decreasing by a number of measures for several millennia.