Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Tag: Civil Disobedience

Indigenous blockades don’t just decry destruction—they affirm life

The whole world should be standing behind the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and their clans and their vision for a different future.

Can civil disobedience be seen as ‘good behavior’ in a time...

“Criminal justice is deterring bad behavior.”

How young activists turned the old idea of a Green New...

The leading force behind this wave of action is an organization called Sunrise Movement, which launched in 2016 with the immediate goal of making ambitious climate action a key issue in last year’s midterm elections.

Why the time-honored White House protest needs defending

There is a lot for us to do, and unless we have public space, we can’t do the work of building a different kind of society and a different kind of world.

What Standing Rock tells us about civil disobedience

The militarized response to communities of color signals a possible double standard in law enforcement’s acceptance of civil disobedience.

Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Just Legalized Civil...

A new first-in-the-nation law will shield residents from arrest as they use direct action to stop fracking-wastewater injection wells.

Pray With Your Feet

Civil disobedience to halt the assault by the oil and gas industry is an act of faith for retired Episcopal Bishop George Packard.

America’s Electoral Farce

Ripping down the structures of the corporate state is a must as the 2016 presidential election is looming in the distance. This means refusing to co-operate. It means joining or building radical mass movements and carrying out civil disobedience.

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Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

Alert! Social Security and Medicare are in critical danger

Trump launches attack on key programs for the elderly...

An ‘unethical experimentation on children’: Digital rights groups oppose facial recognition in schools backed...

"The research shows that prematurely deploying the technology without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous."

Conservative group board members make millions in pandemic aid yet lobby against unemployment benefits

“If these groups are concerned the government is spending too much during this historic crisis, they are welcome to return their taxpayer-funded bailouts.”

A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.