Thursday, February 22, 2024

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.

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Chicago sues Big Oil for climate deception and damages

Chicago is targeting industry giants such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66, and the American Petroleum Institute for their alleged long-term misinformation campaign.

US and its politicians defend Israel’s occupation and civilian casualties in Gaza at International...

As the international community awaits the ICJ's verdict, the U.S. position underscores the complex diplomatic landscape surrounding the Israeli occupation and the search for a sustainable peace solution.

Is America great enough to learn great lessons from great Trump debacles?

Either we learn from failures (threats, disruptions, chaos, illegality) or we invite being buried by them.

Biden is forgiving another $1.2 billion in student loan debt starting today

As loan servicers process their forgiveness, they will see their debts discharged from their accounts.  

Alabama court shocks nation: Frozen embryos declared children, threatening IVF

The case originated from an incident at a fertility clinic where frozen embryos were destroyed due to unauthorized access and mishandling.