Net Neutrality Activist ‘Throttles’ Street Traffic Outside FCC Building

By Tristan Greene, Thenextweb.com -

While the rest of you were crying into your cruelty-free glasses of vegan pond-water over the repeal of net neutrality, humanitarian and activist Rob Bliss was restoring freedom to American [...]

Laws Targeting Israel Boycotts Fail First Legal Test

By Vera Eidelman, Aclu.org -

Issuing the first decision of its kind, a federal judge today blocked enforcement of a Kansas law targeting boycotts of Israel, ruling in an ACLU lawsuit that the First Amendment protects the [...]

Scott Pruitt Closely Monitored Scrubbing Of EPA Climate Websites

By Neela Banerjee, Insideclimatenews.org -

Shortly after arriving at the Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator Scott Pruitt took a personal interest in and closely monitored the removal of extensive information from his agency's [...]

A Treacherous Crossing

By Kathy Kelly, Vcnv.org -

On January 23rd an overcrowded smuggling boat capsized off the coast of Aden in Southern Yemen. Smugglers packed 152 passengers from Somalia and Ethiopia in the boat and then, while at sea, [...]

Take Action To Free Ahed Tamimi And All Palestinian Prisoners

By Staff, Samidoun.net -

People around the world are mobilizing for the Days of Action to Free Ahed Tamimi and all Palestinian Prisoners as Ahed herself approaches her 17th birthday behind Israeli bars. Ahed, 16, will [...]

Why Time-Honored White House Protest Needs Defending

By Frida Berrigan, wagingnonviolence.org -

I was first arrested at the White House when I was 10 years old. My hair was pulled off my face by a blue bandana. I drew a penguin on my sign and wrote: “Reagan: Give Kids A Chance to Live.” My [...]

Catalan Independence Protest Delays Swearing In Of Puidgemont As President

By Staff, Catalannews.com -

The decision to postpone the session to swear in Carles Puigdemont as president did not stop thousands of independence supporters from demonstrating outside the Parliament on Tuesday, with a [...]

Gene Sharp, Godfather Of Nonviolent Revolution Dies At 90 Years Old

By Ruaridh Arrow, Howtostartarevolution.org   -

The Albert Einstein Institution has announced that Dr Gene Sharp passed away peacefully on the 28th January at his home in East Boston. He had recently celebrated his 90th Birthday. For almost [...]

Citizens In Cancer Alley Vow To Ramp Up Battle Against Industrial Pollution In 2018

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

This past year in Louisiana’s St. John the Baptist Parish, a small group of residents began organizing their community to compel the state to protect them against an invisible menace: the air [...]

Trump Infrastructure Plan: Pay Tolls And Privatized Highways

By Steven Rosenfeld, Mintpressnews.com -

As President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address Tuesday, pay close attention to his next big priority—an infrastructure plan—which, over time, could eclipse the [...]

The Real State Of The Union

By David DeGraw, Popular Resistance -

Let’s look at the Labor Force Participation (LFP) Rate, which shows the percentage of the working-age population currently working, based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data… In Jan. 2000, [...]

Leaked Trump Infrastructure Plan: Blueprint For Corporate Subsidies

By Pete Dolack, Counterpunch.org -

The Trump administration’s plans to rebuild infrastructure in the United States have been leaked, and it appears to be as bad as feared. At least three-quarters of intended funding will go toward [...]

7 Reasons Your Economic Insecurity Isn’t Your Fault

By Matt Stannard, Cowboysonthecommons.org -

The sobering assessment at the end of 2017 by Philip Alston, the UN’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, concerning the 40+ million Americans living in poverty, left a [...]

It’s Time To Make Student Privacy A Priority

By Sophia Cope and Nate Cardozo, Eff.org -

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Education held a workshop in Washington, DC. The topic was “Student Privacy and Ed Tech.” We at EFF have been trying to get the [...]

Big Oil Praises Gov. Brown’s State Of The State Address

By Dan Bacher, Indybay.org -

"Jerry Brown has refused to start turning off the oil spigot as donations and lobbying dollars continue to flowfrom Big Oil,” said Liza Tucker, Consumer Advocate for Consumer Watchdog. “It’s time [...]