Missourians Did An End-Around Their Legislature To Expand Medicaid

By JP Keenan, Cristina Corujo, Jason Potere, and Meredith Deliso, ABC News. -

For almost a decade, advocates in Missouri have been lobbying their legislators to expand Medicaid coverage in the red state. Since the Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that the Medicaid expansion [...]

A Debt Reckoning Is Unavoidable

By Aaron Karp, Waging Nonviolence. -

The late anthropologist David Graeber, who wrote about the 5,000-year history of debt, spoke about a strange paradox of being indebted. “The first effect of debt is to create isolation, shame, [...]

Embracing The Gifts Of Conflict For Social Change

By Jovida Ross and Weyam Ghadbiano, Turning Towards Each Other. -

As a collective, we are living in unprecedented times. The triple pandemic of COVID-19, white supremacy, and capitalist-driven climate crisis has intensified survival fears and made the [...]

How Unions Can Lay The Ground For The Next Upsurge

By Mark Meinster, Labor Notes. -

As shown by authors like Dan Clawson in his 2003 book The Next Upsurge, unions tend to grow in spurts, as part of working-class uprisings that pose a deep challenge to the powers that be. The [...]

The “Non-Aligned” Nations Realign

By Wilmer J. Leon, III, Black Agenda Report. -

In 1955 the US and the Soviet Union were in the midst of the Cold War.  Both countries were pressuring Asian and African countries to align with them.  In April of 1955, twenty-nine of these [...]

Activists Mobilize To Help Incarcerated People Get Stimulus Checks

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout. -

For months incarcerated people and their families heard conflicting messages about whether they were eligible to receive the pandemic stimulus payments provided by Congress as the Trump [...]

Skills For Revolutionary Survival: Communications

By The Javelina Network of the IAF-FAI. -

Face the facts. We are tied to our devices in ways that are incredibly useful for organizing, but that also expose us to isolation should the state and companies take away these technologies. [...]

Fracked Gas Pipeline In Brooklyn Continues

By Jessy Edwards, BK Reader. -

New York City - Fracked gas could soon be running through a new pipeline near you, despite rising calls for construction on the North Brooklyn Pipeline to be halted immediately. National Grid [...]

Activists Who Fought The AIDS Crisis On Organizing During A Pandemic

By Loretta Graceffo, Waging Nonviolence. -

During the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in New York, Avram Finklestein was inundated by the blaring noise of ambulance sirens outside his apartment. “Just day and night … it was constant,” he [...]

A New Nonviolent Medicaid Army Is On The March

By Dr. Liz Theoharis and Nijmie Zakkiyyah Dzurinko, Inequality.org. -

Across the United States, poor and dispossessed people cannot wait for our politicians to act. This week, in states including Kansas, Maine, Alabama, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Wisconsin, [...]

Counter-Coup Unarmed Community Organizing Resource List

By Voices for Creative Nonviolence. -

An organizer and analyst we deeply respect, “Training for Change” co-founder George Lakey, recently suggested Voices help maintain a list of organizations in the U.S. which are helping people [...]

Restaurant Workers Are Building Solidarity Amid The Pandemic

By Alice Herman, In These Times. -

Boise, Idaho - It was rain­ing light­ly June 29 when Geo Eng­ber­son, own­er of the Pie Hole pizze­ria, con­vened an emer­gency staff meet­ing. He had intend­ed a quick con­fer­ence in the [...]

Why We Focus On Africa

By the Black Alliance for Peace, Black Agenda Report. -

With reports each week of yet another Black victim of police violence, there is for many an ever-growing desperation. As activists search for a way forward, Africa’s plight does not find its way [...]

The Next Steps In Eviction Defense

By Portland Emergency Eviction Response. -

Oregon - Here in Portland, there are signs that the movement for Black lives and the movement for actually affordable housing are increasingly intersecting in all kinds of ways.  Among the [...]

Volunteers Mobilize In Aftermath Of Oregon Fires

By Shane Burley, Al Jazeera. -

Portland, United States - Hunter Bombadier has spent the better part of the past year protesting for an end to police violence and anti-Black racism – and supporting communities hit hard by the [...]