Tag: Social Movements
New research shows the power of putting your opponent in a...
A study of 44 dilemma actions over the last 90 years examines the many benefits of creative protests for social movements.
Making our demands both practical and visionary
How social movements are employing the concept of the “non-reformist reform” to promote far-reaching change.
Like Biden’s bold moves on government spending? Thank social movements.
In spite of the rising popularity of concepts such as the “Overton Window,” the importance of grassroots organizing is still being underestimated.
Can social movements realign America’s political parties to win big change?
Groups such as Sunrise and Justice Democrats are reviving the old idea of realignment, with hopes of provoking new political transformations.
It’s a myth that presidents welcome movement pressure—and Biden is no...
Rather than directing constituents to take to the streets, it is far more common for elected officials to fear the disruptive possibilities of a mobilized base.
Democratic Party ‘leadership’ is upside down
Clearly, much of the Democratic Party’s momentum is now coming from the left. And many of the positions that the timeworn Democratic leadership has staked out are now being overrun.
A Model for Democracy at the Grassroots Level
A grassroots movement in Iowa is an uplifting example of organized people power in action taking back democracy. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is fighting the avarice and arrogance of big-money corporations.
The Arc of Justice Bends Like a Rainbow
The painful struggle by brave gay and lesbian activists along with the movement for equality arose from the Stonewall Inn in New York in 1969. And therefore the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling came out of the power of struggle.