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Don’t feed the trolls — how to combat the alt-right

by Kazu Haga Using humor and creative tactics or overwhelming the alt-right with our sheer numbers is the best way to win, and for that nonviolent discipline is...   [ continue reading...]

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How movements dissolved Trump’s business councils

by Daniel Hunter It wasn't Trump or the CEOs who broke from him that caused the collapse of his advisory councils. It was the result of many movement actions ov...   [ continue reading...]

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Tacoma residents and indigenous communities unite to oppose LNG plant

by Brandon Jordan In court and in the streets, Tacoma residents and indigenous people are fighting to stop a liquefied natural gas plant that threatens their co...   [ continue reading...]

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What will it take to stop alt-right efforts to ‘unite the right?’

by Shane Burley and Alexander Reid Ross As the far-right moves to "unite the right" at an upcoming rally, the only option for the left is to overwhelm their att...   [ continue reading...]

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The first trans-gay migrant caravan arrives at US border seeking asylum

by Sarah Aziza A caravan of 16 LGBTQI migrants — called the Rainbow 16 — surrendered themselves to U.S. border officials on Thursday and are now bei...   [ continue reading...]

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Why joy is the perfect resistance to a politics of fear

by Janey Stephenson The unexpected, spontaneous and pleasantly disruptive nature of collective celebration is one of the great equalizers of social and politica...   [ continue reading...]

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Sahrawi refugees build their nation in exile

by Phil Wilmot Displaced from their homeland of Western Sahara and often forgotten by the world, Sahrawis have nevertheless found impressive ways to survive and...   [ continue reading...]

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The future of the low-wage worker movement may depend on an unheralded NYC law

by Max Zahn Fight for $15 won an important victory with a new law in NYC offering an inroad to unionizing low-wage workers through a new type of labor organizat...   [ continue reading...]

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Repression offers opportunity for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement

by Johnson Yeung Ching Yin and Sarah Freeman-Woolpert By uniting around common issues and playing to Hong Kong’s strengths, the Umbrella Movement can ente...   [ continue reading...]

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A manual for a new era of direct action

by George Lakey An organizing manual that powered the civil rights movement gets a 2017 update.   [ continue reading...]

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Egyptian activists face mounting repression, while ‘thieves’ walk free

by Sarah Freeman-Woolpert As the el-Sisi regime builds a reputation for suppressing its critics, it may also be creating the conditions for the next popular upr...   [ continue reading...]

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Chicagoans say ‘Yes In My Backyard’ to affordable housing

by Derek Robertson A new group of residents in the Chicago neighborhood of Jefferson Park is organizing for affordable housing and a more heterogeneous communit...   [ continue reading...]

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Coalition paves way for Palestinian homecoming after 20-year displacement

by Jim Haber After being displaced 20 years ago, the Sumud Coalition helped Palestinian families from the West Bank village of Sarura move home and reclaim thei...   [ continue reading...]

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Why are the Danes so happy? Because their economy makes sense

by George Lakey By organizing movements to override the will of their 1 percent, the people of Denmark were able to move toward an economy of shared abundance a...   [ continue reading...]

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Indigenous weavers organize for collective intellectual property rights

by Jeff Abbott To protect against appropriation, indigenous Maya weavers in Guatemala are organizing for their intellectual property rights to their weavings an...   [ continue reading...]

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How movements can succeed in the face of government repression

by Molly Wallace Success rates for nonviolent resistance are decreasing as regimes become more savvy, but there are ways for movements to improve their odds and...   [ continue reading...]

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How the health care struggle is building a broad anti-Trump resistance

by Sarah Freeman-Woolpert By incorporating different stakeholders using diverse tactics, the health care struggle is showing the way forward for the Trump resis...   [ continue reading...]

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Growing my way out of dystopia

by Frida Berrigan By growing our own food and becoming more self-sufficient, can we stop feeling quite so helpless and hopeless in a world on the skids?   [ continue reading...]

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Why indigenous civil resistance has a unique power

by Molly Wallace New research takes stock of the characteristics, challenges and successes of recent indigenous civil resistance movements in North America.   [ continue reading...]

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Why labor and campus organizing are not a zero sum game

by Will Meyer While some have argued that the left should focus on organizing workers rather than students, the right has weaponized campuses to forward their a...   [ continue reading...]

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