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Raging Granny Ruth takes on the GOP tax bill

by Sarah Freeman-Woolpert A conversation with Ruth Zalph of the Raging Grannies about her decades of activism and why she's getting arrested to stop the tax bil...   [ continue reading...]

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What a failed civil rights campaign can teach climate activists trying to stop Kinder Morgan

by Cam Fenton As climate activists prepare to stop a tar sands pipeline in British Columbia, history offers an important lesson on fighting a restrained and mea...   [ continue reading...]

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Will ‘The Last Jedi’ betray Luke Skywalker’s turn toward nonviolence?

by David Goodner By rejecting violence in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy, Luke Skywalker became a staunch pacifist — not the pragmatic killer many fans...   [ continue reading...]

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The necessity of imagining an unimaginable war

by Lisa Fuller As uncomfortable and difficult as it may be to imagine nuclear war with North Korea, those who do imagine war are much more likely to take action...   [ continue reading...]

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March demands justice for teen who was allegedly raped by NYPD officers

by Ashoka Jegroo Activists marched in lower Manhattan to support and demand justice for Anna Chambers, a young woman who was raped while in handcuffs by two NYP...   [ continue reading...]

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Labor fights back against end to ‘temporary protected status’ for 59,000 Haitians

by Max Zahn Unions rallied on Tuesday to fight the Trump administration's decision to end TPS for Haitians and to seek a path to citizenship for those affected...   [ continue reading...]

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First Nations occupy fish farms in British Columbia to force government action

by Brandon Jordan Frustrated by a decline in wild salmon and threats to native livelihoods, First Nations people have been occupying British Columbia fish farms...   [ continue reading...]

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Stopping fake news starts with challenging the narrative of Trumpism

by Doyle Canning and Patrick Reinsborough To defeat Trump and address the systemic crises of our time, progressives need to confront one of his most effective s...   [ continue reading...]

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Uganda rises up in unprecedented opposition to 31-year dictator

by Patience Nitumwesiga Regime efforts to scrap the presidential age limit have sparked a nationwide resistance movement to defend Uganda's constitution.   [ continue reading...]

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Indigenous and community groups pressure for strong climate solutions at COP 23

by Brandon Jordan A coalition of frontline communities participated in a series of actions during the first week of the UN Climate Change Convention in Bonn, Ge...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Violent flank effects’ and the strategic naiveté of Antifa

by Molly Wallace New research illuminates the impact of armed resistance on nonviolent struggle and raises questions about Antifa's approach to stopping fascism...   [ continue reading...]

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How prisoners organized to elect a just DA in Philly

by Kerry "Shakaboona" Marshall and John Bergen Thanks to an insurgent criminal justice reform campaign waged by prisoners, their families and community groups,...   [ continue reading...]

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Where Catalonia’s secession movement goes now

by Oscar Berglund The popularity of civil disobedience in Catalonia has been inspired by the anti-austerity efforts of one group's fight for housing rights.   [ continue reading...]

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NYC activists protest Chinatown gallery exhibit for being ‘racism disguised as art’

by Skanda Kadirgamar By protesting an installation that appeared to mock Chinatown, residents and advocates were showing the link between New York's art world a...   [ continue reading...]

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How Weatherman confused violence with militancy and triggered the downfall of SDS

by Jonathan Lerner In this excerpt from his timely new book, Jonathan Lerner offers a cautionary tale for activists today about his time with SDS and the Weathe...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Divest The Globe’ protests urge banks to cut ties with fossil fuels

by Brandon Jordan While over 90 of the world’s largest banks gather in Brazil this week, protesters around the world are calling on them to uphold indigen...   [ continue reading...]

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How can we turn military spending into a budget for the people?

by Frida Berrigan It won't be easy getting to a place where we spend more on social goods than the military, but the People's Budget points the way forward.   [ continue reading...]

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Police restrict medics ahead of Richard Spencer protest at University of Florida

by Mike Isaacson Police have blocked street medics from bringing supplies to treat common protest injuries as the University of Florida gears up to protest Rich...   [ continue reading...]

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Ken Burns’ powerful anti-war film on Vietnam ignores the power of the anti-war movement

by Robert Levering Ken Burns’ PBS series, "The Vietnam War," misses how the anti-war movement played a critical role in limiting and ultimately helping to...   [ continue reading...]

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Oklahomans turn ‘Oilfield Prayer Day’ into a protest against Big Oil

by Brandon Jordan On the one year anniversary of “Oilfield Prayer Day,” indigenous people and residents demanded Oklahoma officials ban fracking and...   [ continue reading...]

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