Category: Activism

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Jeremy Brecher: Using the “Public Trust” to frame “Break Free From Fossil Fuels” Actions

What if we defined ourselves – to the movement, the public, and the courts – not as criminals but as law-enforcers trying to halt governments and corporations from committing the greatest crime in human history?

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Brian Terrell: My Visit to a Las Vegas Jail

“The degree of civilization in a society,” wrote the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky, “can be judged by entering its prisons.” As a frequent visitor to Nevada in recent years, I have often been surprised by the cultural diversity and spiritual richness that can be found in Las Vegas. Still, I think that Dostoyevsky was right. Read more…

Denis Godard: Up All Night

France’s Nuit Debout movement is mobilizing anger at austerity outside of traditional channels

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Kshama Sawant: It’s Not About Bernie: Why We Can’t Let Our Revolution Die in Philadelphia

Why Demands to Endorse Hillary Must Be Rejected A growing chorus of voices is declaring the Democratic Primary over, and calling on Sandernistas to dutifully line up behind Hillary. Unfortunately, the pundits are right about the mathematics. Sanders would need more than 64% of remaining delegates to take the lead. It would require a political Read more…

Dinyar Godrej: Technology as if people mattered

If you thought technology was politically neutral, think again

Farooq Tariq: Letter from Pakistan: Demanding Land Rights Is Not Terrorism

A massive repression of the most militant but peaceful peasant movement–the Anjman Mozareen Punjab (AMP)–is underway

Bolivarian Circle of New York “Alberto Lovera”: Statement on the Neoliberal Offensive Against the Bolivarian Revolution

Statement on the Neoliberal Offensive Against the Bolivarian Revolutionzco

Michèle Brand: What is the “Nuit Debout”?

Like the Occupy Wall Street encampments, Nuit Debout’s central gathering point acts as an incubator for protests

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Edward Snowden: Inside the Assassination Complex

Whistleblowing Is Not Just Leaking — It’s an Act of Political Resistance

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Chris Hedges: The Socialist Alternative

The disintegration of the ruling political parties, along with the discrediting of the established political and economic elites, presage radical change

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