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create-iconAlong with direct action and other forms of resistance, a transformational movement must also have a constructive program that builds new institutions based on the values that the movement aspires to achieve. These may eventually replace the old systems. From small, worker-owned cooperatives to national advocacy groups, hundreds of thousands of people around the country are working to create democratic and sustainable systems that meet the basic needs of all people.

Bolivia’s Struggle To Restore Democracy After OAS Instigated Coup

By Frederick B. Mills, Rita Jill Clark-Gollub and Alina Duarte, COHA. -

Today, Bolivia stands at a crossroads. In June 2020, popular calls were mounting for new elections and the restoration of democracy, despite the ongoing repression. In response to this pressure, on June 22,  Áñez signed off on legislation to [...]

Seattle: Get Police Out Of Handling Homeless

By Joaqlin Estus, Indian Country Today. -

The National Coalition to End Urban Indigenous Homelessness wrote to the mayor of Seattle this week demanding the removal of the Seattle police department from a team handling homelessness. It recommended that the $2.6 million that goes to [...]

The Struggle For No Police In Los Angeles Schools: Victory In Sight

By Eric Mann, Counterpunch. -

On Tuesday, June 23, in Los Angeles, the decade’s long struggle for No Police in the Schools had a major breakthrough. Los Angeles School Board member Monica Garcia introduced the most structural and hopeful motion to make “defund the police” a [...]

Let’s Defund The Pentagon, Too

By John Horgan, Scientific American. -

Toward the end of his life, Martin Luther King, Jr., after agonizing about the Vietnam War in private, began denouncing it in public. Liberal politicians and media, including The New York Times, castigated him, telling him to stick to civil [...]

A Jewish Case For Equality In Palestine

By Peter Beinart, Jewish Currents. -

What makes someone a Jew—not just a Jew in name, but a Jew in good standing—today? In Haredi circles, being a real Jew means adhering to religious law. In leftist Jewish spaces, it means championing progressive causes. But these environments are [...]

The Tremendous But ‘Secret’ Success Of Socialist Vietnam

By Andre Vltchek, PopularResistance. -

Some twenty years ago, when I moved to Hanoi, the city was bleak, grey, covered by smog. The war had ended, but terrible scars remained. I brought my 4WD from Chile, and insisted on driving it myself. It was one of the first SUVs in the city. [...]

Supreme Court Rules Against Oklahoma In Creek Nation Case

By Chris Casteel, The Oklahoman. -

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s reservation was not officially terminated at Oklahoma statehood, as justices issued a decision that may upend state jurisdiction in much of eastern Oklahoma. “The [...]

Economic Justice Rally Pushes For City Level Reparations

St. Paul, MN – After weeks of intense protests following the murder of George Floyd by police, Minnesota organizers are pushing legislative changes to bring forth justice for the Black community. One of those items is a bill that would [...]

The World Can Show How Pharma Monopolies Aren’t The Only Way To Fight COVID-19

By Prabir Purkayastha, MR Online. -

The U.S. has bought up almost all of the stock of remdesivir from Gilead, making it nearly impossible for this COVID-19 drug to be available anywhere else in the world. After making America sick again, Trump is trying to compensate for his [...]

How To Turn Your Non-Profit Into A Worker Co-op

By GEO Collective. -

If people who want to start a worker-owned cooperative are currently working for a government agency — like we were working for a nonprofit that was contracting with a government agency — but even if you are working directly with a government [...]

Pandemic Capitalism: Pervasive Inequality Is A Chosen Catastrophe

By Chris Oestereich, Open Democracy. -

The current flavor of ‘no holds barred’ capitalism sits at this precipice. For years, it has extracted everything within its reach. It has exploited our natural resources and damaged our ecosystems. It has claimed our time and effort, and even [...]

Unprecedented Ruling For Indigenous Peoples

By Matías Duarte, Diego Morales and Erika Schmidhuber Peña, Open Global Rights. -

On April 2, a ruling issued in Costa Rica by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights resounded strongly in the arid north of Argentina. For more than two decades, the original communities of the province of Salta had been awaiting the outcome [...]

Open Letter On COVID-19 And Humanitarian Disarmament

By Humanitarian Disarmament. -

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy human and economic toll and shattered lives in many countries. The pandemic has also underscored that global solutions should be used to address global problems, in the current crisis and after it ends. [...]

Palestinian Community Sets Conditions On Support For Presidential Candidate

By Middle East Monitor. -

Members of the Palestinian community in the United States have issued a declaration of principles that included a set of preconditions to support federal candidates in the presidential elections later this year. The document, signed by [...]

Seattle Activists Share Their Vision For Black Trans Pride

By Manola Secaira, Crosscut. -

In recent years, trans issues have broken into the mainstream. It didn’t happen overnight; it’s been a long time coming. Trans activists have been at the center of the fight for LGBTQ rights since before Stonewall, decrying discrimination and [...]