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Unsung Resistance, from Brooklyn to Nabi Saleh

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Washington activists launch ‘Climate Countdown’ to push lawmakers for urgent action

“We, as a society and as a whole, have to respond to the climate crisis.”

Massive fracking on Nevada public lands sought by Trump administration, conservation...

The protest says the BLM has violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act by failing to analyze the risks of drilling for oil and fracking with dangerous chemicals on such a massive scale.

When protests are powerful, the powerful punish protest

Even in the face of massive wealth and political influence, protest has the ability to change the conversation, to educate the public, change facts on the ground, and mobilize opposition.

In heat of Dakota Access protests, National Sheriffs’ Association lobbied for...

Standing Rock and the role of the Sheriffs’ Association serve as a case study of broader policing trends seen during social movements.

Cities Begin Marching in Solidarity with Charlotte

Others parts of the U.S. are joining forces with North Carolina, expressing their outrage over the killing of Keith Scott.

Youth Revolts Are Back: Lebanon, Iraq Shaken by Demand for Services,...

Youth protests have popped up from time to time–in Turkey, Yemen, and now Beirut and Baghdad–where they are shaking up politics and calling for an end to corrupt governments.

National Guard Deployed as Baltimore Erupts After Years of Police Violence,...

Is the violence reigning in Baltimore diverting attention away from the real issue? Rev. Jesse Jackson, civil rights leader, discusses the "oasis of poverty and pain" and the resident's suffrage from police abuse and economic neglect.

Four Reasons Young Americans Should Burn Their Student Loan Papers

Protest against student loans is a good way to earn the first dividend in the proposed America Permanent Fund. Here are four reasons students should take up the fight against financial firms holding high-interest student loans.

Reverend William Barber: Leader of the Biggest Social Movement the Media...

Reverend Dr. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP and voice of the Forward Together movement is "challenging the legislators and governor to be true to the constitution and true moral values." So where's the media coverage?

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This California city just arrested people for trying to feed the homeless

Fines and jail terms cannot solve homelessness.

Rep. Gabbard speaks truth to power about the real reason North Korea has nukes

Tulsi Gabbard, Democratic congresswoman from Hawaii, is courageous and tells it like it is.

The world according to Trump

“Trump administration’s foolish and self-defeating decision to abdicate the United States’ global influence — something that has taken more than 70 years to build.”

Scientific studies conclude neonicotinoids damage bee populations

What if honeybee health was greatly affected by commonly used pesticides, causing colonies to die en masse?

Bannon & Trump deserve each other — divisive, grandstanding demagogues at each other’s throat

However very similar yet very different, two warring demagogues threaten law, order, civility, trust and the good will still clinging to the American experiment.

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