Category Social movements
The Methods of Nonviolent Protest and Persuasion
A list of nonviolent tactics (from Gene Sharp,,”The Methods of Nonviolent Action,” Boston 1973)
Chris Hedges and Mark Rudd Discuss Self-Destructive Forces on the Left
” Blinded by hubris, intoxicated by the lust for violence and hypermasculinity and infected with the disease of moral purity, the leaders of the Weather Underground destroyed the largest antiwar movement in the country.”
The Messy Truth About Carbon Footprints
“So by all means, skip that next beef burger, or take a pass on that cheap flight to Cancún. But then ask yourself how you can magnify the impact of what you do.”
Henry Giroux: Pedagogy, Power, and Moral Witnessing in Dangerous Times
“Economic inequality is the bedrock of neoliberalism.” “In an age when it seems to me all problems are seen as individual problems and there is no understanding of how to basically conceptualize the social, That has to be one of the most powerful ideologies for domination that has come along for 400 years…”
Haiti: This Is Not A Crisis—This Is A Rebellion
“A Catholic church in Petionville held a mass with political undertones against the dictatorship. When marchers from outside took refuge from the police inside the church, the Haitian National Police tear gassed the entire congregation.”
Henry Giroux: Those arguing that education should be neutral are really arguing for a version of education in which nobody is accountable
Giroux advocates that “education has to be at the centre of any discourse about democracy and that is where the left has failed. They failed because they believe that the most important structures of domination are entirely economic”.
EFF: Digital Security Tips for Protesters (on and off the streets)
Organizers: Consider alternatives to Facebook and Twitter
Today is Women’s Equality Day, August 26th
“…these new Jim Crow tactics that have blocked the vote of millions of voters, mostly people of color.”
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.