Tag Archives: Civil Disobedience

The Protests Made a Huge Difference: All Four Minneapolis Cops Charged in Killing of George Floyd

Includes Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announcing the changing of charges against Derek Chauvin to 2nd Degree Murder and the charging of the other three officers; we also hear from Tamika Mallory in New York and Nekima Levy Armstrong in Minnesota with information about Breonna Taylor of others in Louisville, Kentucky.

Disarm and Divest During COVID-19, featuring the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

The Trident is the deadliest weapon on the planet. Disarm and Live! Also featuring Jeremy Scahill, Medea Benjamin and Cornel West Panelists:  • Dr. Cornel West • Jeremy Scahill • Medea Benjamin  • The Kings Bay Plowshares 7:  ◦ Martha Hennessy, Dorothy Day’s granddaughter, Catholic Worker  ◦ Steve Kelly, S.J., Catholic priest ◦ Carmen Trotta, Catholic Worker ◦ […]

Chris Hedges Interview: America’s Broken Political System and How We Rise Up To Overthrow It

Chris Hedges discusses the demise of Truthdig and the media, Julian Assange, and America now and the relationship of compassion and activism in resistance.

How to Find Time for Friendly Civil Disobedience, by Sarah Lazarovic, Cartoonist

“Everyone was allowed to go to the Raptors victory parade so can I go to the climate strike?”

Time to Rebel, by Chris Hedges

“It is our sacred duty to rebel in order to protect our homes, our future, and the future of all life on Earth,” Extinction Rebellion writes.

Saving the Planet Means Overthrowing the Ruling Elites, by Chris Hedges

Truth is not fake news.  Justice is not fake news. RiseUpTimes.org

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.