Newsletter: What Would Zinn Do?

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Howard Zinn who is best known for his “People’s History of the United States” which looks at history from the bottom up, through the lenses [...]

Who’s The ‘Low Life Scum:’ Kissinger or CODEPINK?

By Medea Benjamin, http://www.codepink.org -

Sen. McCain denounced CODEPINK activists as “low-life scum” for holding up signs reading “Arrest Kissinger for War Crimes” and dangling handcuffs next to Henry Kissinger’s head during a Senate [...]

Tipping Point In Ukraine?

By William Boardman, www.readersupportednews.org -

Pretty much everything about Ukraine is murky and unreliable these days, and that’s before you take into consideration any of the meddling by outside powers playing carelessly with their Slavic [...]

Activist: From A Calling To A Career

By Robbie Harris, www.wvtf.org -

The Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline that’s being proposed to run through South Western Virginia made a U-Turn when it came to Floyd County. Last fall, the gas companies changed the original [...]

Asking What Kissinger Thinks– But Not What He Did

By Peter Hart, www.fair.org -

Kissinger's tenure including support for the military coup that overthrew the Allende government in Chile and support for the murderous Indonesian dictator Suharto's policies in East Timor (FAIR [...]

KXL Vote Brings Out Fissures On Future Energy Policy

By John H. Cushman Jr., www.insideclimatenews.org -

The moment the gavel hammered through Thursday's vote in Congress to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, some in the Senate were predicting that a bipartisan consensus on energy policy was just [...]

Lessons From Vermont

By A.W. Gaffney, www.jacobinmag.com -

Has the tide of health care justice turned — in the wrong direction? Last month, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced that he could no longer “responsibly support” a funding plan for his [...]

Police Arrest African American Vet For Using Golf Club As Cane

By Meg Wagner, www.nydailynews.com -

A Seattle cop arrested a 70-year-old military veteran, claiming the golf club he used as a cane was a weapon — a move that prompted the arrestee to sue the city and force a review of its [...]

Protestors Swamp LNG Meeting

By Kyle Spurr, www.dailyastorian.com -

Local activists opposed to a project that would ship liquefied natural gas from the Skipanon Peninsula near the mouth of Columbia River crammed into the Warrenton Community Center Tuesday night [...]

The One Loophole To Rule Them All

By Marvin Ammori, www.slate.com -

At this point, you may be wondering, “Where are we now?” Here’s the status update: We are one month from the Federal Communications Commission issuing a final decision. But it will be a month [...]

Groups Sue To Stop Secret Toxic Crude Oil Operation

By EarthJustice, www.earthjustice.org -

Community and environmental groups filed suit today over the expansion—orchestrated mostly in secret—of a crude oil operation in Kern County that could lead to a 1,000 percent increase in the [...]

Students Save Palestine

By David Swanson, www.worldbeyondwar.org -

In proposing that Congress Members boycott or walk out on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress, expected to push for sanctions if not war on Iran, activists are drawing [...]

First Anti-Islam March By Pegida Movement Fizzles In Denmark

By Linda Pershing, www.truth-out.org -

On the evening of January 19, 2015, approximately 150 people gathered to support the Pegida movement's first rally in Copenhagen. Conservative political activist and leader of the grassroots [...]

FOIA Shows US Plans For Martial Law In 1950s

By Michael Morisy, www.muckrock.com -

Starting on April 19, 1956, the federal government practiced and planned for a near-doomsday scenario known as Plan C. When activated, Plan C would have brought the United States under martial [...]

Mobilized & Winning, Now It’s Time to Escalate

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.PopularResistance.org -

Since the President’s State of the Union message where he announced his plan to push corporate trade agreements and seek Fast Track trade promotion authority, the movement against Fast Track, the [...]