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The rise of resistance and resilience to tear gas

by Anna Feigenbaum All around the world people are inventing, adapting and sharing novel techniques for resilience and resistance to tear gas — transformi...   [ continue reading...]

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Guatemalan farmers occupy plantation formerly owned by drug traffickers

by Jeff Abbott At great personal risk, small farmers in Guatemala have increasingly taken to occupying lands owned by convicted and accused drug traffickers to...   [ continue reading...]

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International resistance builds to save Sudanese teen from death penalty

by Phil Wilmot Global petitioners, along with Pan-African and local activists, are pressuring Sudan's repressive regime to stop the execution of a teenage rape...   [ continue reading...]

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50 years later, the spirit of the Catonsville Nine lives on

by Frida Berrigan When nine Catholic activists seized and burned draft files on May 17, 1968, they committed an act of conscience that continues to transform li...   [ continue reading...]

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Lebanese press for accountability after claims of election fraud

by Rayyan Dabbous After elections riddled with thousands of legal complaints, Lebanese civil society groups prepare to challenge the results in the courts and o...   [ continue reading...]

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New data offers insights into the dynamics of nonviolent resistance

by Jonathan Pinckney and Erica Chenoweth The newly-released NAVCO 3.0 dataset offers scholars and activists practical understandings of the ways in which the ti...   [ continue reading...]

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Nicaragua’s protests transcend old political divides

by Ryan Mallett-Outtrim Sparked by proposed reforms to social security, the widespread protests in Nicaragua have created a much broader discussion about the fu...   [ continue reading...]

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New York taxi drivers launch campaign to save their industry following suicides

by Skanda Kadirgamar In response to the recent string of suicides by drivers, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance has launched a campaign for regulation and rele...   [ continue reading...]

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8 lessons for today’s youth-led movements from a decade of youth climate organizing

by Nick Engelfried Thanks in large part to the climate movement, the story of youth activism these last 10-plus years has been one of gradually building power,...   [ continue reading...]

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Queer anti-war activists challenge military inclusion

by Toshio Meronek A network of queer anti-war activists are working to undo the mainstream narrative that representation within the military and CIA matters mor...   [ continue reading...]

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Can antifa build an effective broad-based anti-fascist movement?

by Sue Curry Jansen and Brian Martin Mark Bray's "Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook" is an informed and revealing account of anti-fascist efforts, but its one-d...   [ continue reading...]

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Growing up with the threat of pervasive violence

by Frida Berrigan True security lies not in our arming ourselves to the teeth against other people, but in our connection to them, to the web of mutuality that...   [ continue reading...]

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Science is an underutilized tool for progressive change

by Michael Nagler Science has become a powerful ally in creating a vitally needed "new story" for our culture which will greatly facilitate the transition to a...   [ continue reading...]

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How free lunch and daycare are bolstering the Oklahoma teachers’ walkout

by Max Zahn As the walkout by teachers in Oklahoma enters its second week, a coordinated large-scale effort by school administrators and community organizations...   [ continue reading...]

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How do you tell the kids that Grandma is in jail for resisting nuclear weapons?

by Frida Berrigan It's hard enough for most people to understand nuclear weapons and the David v. Goliath struggle of opposing them. But how do you explain it t...   [ continue reading...]

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Why our elders didn’t fail us

by Lucas Johnson To focus one’s energy on the failures of the civil rights movement is to miss the fact that it was never responsible for our problems.   [ continue reading...]

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Martin Luther King’s critique of capitalism is more relevant than ever

by David Ragland Martin Luther King offered a moral challenge to our underlying economic model with a philosophy of abundance.   [ continue reading...]

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Zapatista women inspire the fight against patriarchy

by Shirin Hess Seven thousand attended the first Zapatista event organized exclusively by and for women in hopes that they would gain skills and inspiration for...   [ continue reading...]

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March on Harrisburg barnstorms across Pennsylvania to restore democracy


by Sarah Freeman-Woolpert By taking on gerrymandering and bribery with a mix of lobbying and civil disobedience, grassroots activists in Pennsylvania are bridgi...   [ continue reading...]

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Indigenous communities carry on Berta Cacéres’ work by defending nature and health care in Honduras

by Jeff Abbott In Honduras, the indigenous Lenca communities are carrying on the work of renowned activist Berta Cáceres by defending their territory fro...   [ continue reading...]

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