How PG&E’s Power Shutoffs Sparked An East Bay Disability Rights Campaign

By Matthew Green, Kqed.org -

Stacey Milbern didn't lose power during the recent blackouts, but if she had, things could have gotten dicey fast. Milbern, whose East Oakland apartment was just outside PG&E's public safety [...]

‘Starve The Beast’: Southern Campaigns To Divest, Decarcerate, And Re-Imagine Public Safety

By Zaina Alsous, Scalawagmagazine.org -

In La Casa Azul, “The Blue House” in East Point, Atlanta, organizers with the Racial Justice Action Center meet in what they call “the war room;" a room where they discuss political strategy, [...]

UPSers Elect Vote No Activists To Lead Philadelphia Local 623

Teamsters in Philadelphia Local 623 have overwhelmingly elected Richard Hooker and the #623LivesMatter slate. In a four-way race, Hooker beat the incumbent 547-346. That's a 61% to 39% [...]

Okinawan People Oppose U.S. Military Base Expansion

By Kent Wong, Portside.org -

Okinawa is an island prefecture of Japan, located about 400 miles south of the rest of Japan. For years, there has been a campaign to stop the construction of the new U.S. military base at [...]

Shifting The Balance Of Forces Through Sanctions Against Trump And US Carbon Capital

By Patrick Bond, Climate Futures: Reimagining Global Climate Justice. -

Future climate scenarios are not only in the hands of state and corporate leaders; they depend upon the extent to which climate movement activists’ current political philosophies, analyses, [...]

The PSC-CUNY Contract—The Case For Voting NO

By Charlie Post, Portside.org -

This is one of two contrasting viewpoints posted to Portside Labor today about the PSC (AFT) tentative agreement with CUNY, covering 30,000 faculty (including 12,000 adjuncts), professional and [...]

Reportback And Videos From The Forest & Climate Convergence

By Anne Petermann, Global Justice Ecology Project. -

The Resurgence: 2019 Forest & Climate Movement Convergence took place over October 10-14, 2019. It brought together more than 300 people, including many front line community members and [...]

Nonaligned Movement Meets In Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan - At the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Friday, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro lashed out at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and announced [...]

Chileans Have Launched A General Strike Against Austerity

By Felipe Lagos-Rojas and Francisca Gomez-Baeza, Jacobinmag.com -

In Chile’s main cities, armed forces and tanks are filling the streets. But civilians are holding their ground, refusing to abandon public space. Official reports indicate eleven fatalities so [...]

What The Chicago Teachers Union And The GM Auto Workers Strikes Teach Us

By Stansfield Smith, Popular Resistance. -

The Chicago teachers and staff, numbering 35,000, are on strike for the second time in seven years. And for a second time, the teachers' action has helped spark a social movement. This strike [...]

How Chicago Teachers Built Power Between Strikes

By Sarah Jaffe, Progressive.org -

The Chicago Teachers Union’s 2012 strike changed the labor movement in the United States. Not only did it revive the strike—years before the current “wave” of public school walkouts began—but it [...]

Fifty Years Ago Today, US Soldiers Joined The Vietnam Moratorium Protests In Mass Numbers

By Derek Seidman, Jacobinmag.com -

Fifty years ago today, the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam protests swept the entire United States and showed that the antiwar movement was undeniably mainstream. Soldiers who had fought in [...]

A Coalition Of Support: Parliamentarians For Julian Assange

By Binoy Kampmark, Ahtribune.com -

Australian politicians, and the consular staff of the country, are rarely that engaged on the subject of protecting their citizens.  In a couple of notorious cases, Australian authorities [...]

How Arts Workers Took On Big Oil

By Katherine Hearst, Newint.org -

Seven and a half years ago, a group of arts workers, actors and campaigners jumped on stage before a BP-sponsored Royal Shakespeare Company production to do a guerrilla Shakespearean [...]

A Guide To Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day

By Taylor Payer, BGD Blog. -

Has your city recently abolished Columbus Day and adopted Indigenous Peoples Day? Are you looking for some ways to celebrate the holiday? While I am not usually in the business of educating folks [...]