Local Activism Can’t Be Crushed, Research Finds. At Most, It Changes Target

By Staff, Phys.org -

According to received wisdom, local activism against the establishment of industrial plants follows a cycle, with its highest intensity a short time after mobilization. If a firm stands, activism [...]

The 2020s Has To Be The Decade We Stop Climate Change—Not Start Another War

By Sarah Lazare, Inthesetimes.com -

The harms perpetrated by U.S. militarism must be measured not only by its direct violence, but by its foreclosure on other possible futures. This is the decade we have to stop climate change. But [...]

Puerto Rico: Three Years For History

By José E. Rivera Santana, Resumen. -

As 2020 begins, it is worth taking a look back and commenting on the events that have taken place in Puerto Rico over the last year and identifying their links and possible consequences. The [...]

Congress: War Profiteering Is Real. We Need To End It.

By Sarah Anderson, Otherwords.org -

Surging stock prices for military contractors gave several CEOs an early payday after Trump’s Iran aggression. The prospect of war with Iran is terrifying. Experts predict as many as a million [...]

In The Year Ahead, Both Perils And Prospects Exist For The American Left

By Danny Haiphong, Blackagendareport.com -

It is difficult to have optimism for the future when you live in the United States. A large section of the population is completely alienated from the truth about the unjust system that dictates [...]

Strategy, Tactics, And Organizing

By Glen Perusek, Stansburyforum.com -

My friend and comrade Glenn Perusek enlisted me in 2016 to co-teach courses in the Building Trade Academy (BTA). The BTA is housed at Michigan State University; it serves the affiliates of the [...]

Lesson From Radical Seattle: How General Strike Rhetoric Became A City-Wide Reality

By Steve Early, Popular Resistance -

Winslow’s new book, Radical Seattle: The General Strike of 1919 (Monthly Review Press) hows how “labor’s most spectacular revolt” was many years in the making. It drew on the experience of [...]

Surveillance Self-Defense: Year In Review 2019

By Lindsay Oliver, Eff.org -

SSD is audited and updated on a rolling basis, as new information comes to light or instructions are no longer relevant or useful. Our team of security and surveillance experts review each piece [...]

We Can’t Obtain Immigration Justice In A World Of Borders And Nations

By Rebecca Centeno, Truthout.org -

We can’t reckon with the extreme inequalities and inherent injustices of immigration policy without an analysis of how borders, the state and capitalism function to create them. Current liberal [...]

Chris Hedges: Rebellion Is The Only Way To Stop The Ruling Elites

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

Clearing the FOG cohosts, Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, interviewed journalist and author Chris Hedges about the significant events of 2019 and what activists must prepare for in 2020 and [...]

In And Against The European Union?

By Hilary Wainwright, Transnational Institute. -

The government of the Portuguese Socialist Party supported and pressured by an alliance with the Communist Party and the Left Bloc have shown that it is possible to implement an effective [...]

Can Now Really Be The Best Time To Be Alive?

By George Lakey and Yotam Marom, Waging Nonviolence. -

Whenever I muster the courage to stop and think about it, I feel pretty unlucky to be alive at this time. I wake up with the sense that we might have a chance to overcome the many political, [...]

The Coup In Bolivia: Lessons For Our Movement

By Stansfield Smith, Orinocotribune.com -

The US engineered another coup, this time Bolivia, and again our movement could not effectively counter pro-coup propaganda the US was selling to the public, let alone taking any action to stop [...]

Bolivia’s MAS Leader: “Our Advantage Is Not To Be Afraid Of Death In Defense Of The Country”

By Orinoco Tribune. -

The arrival of Evo Morales to Argentina was accompanied by a massive arrival of leaders of his party, the Movement to Socialism (MAS), to meet with him and outline the policy to face the coup in [...]

No Final Defeat

By Tom Blackburn, Newsocialist.org.uk -

Now is the time of monsters, as Gramsci once wrote. The morning after the 2017 election, socialists across Britain felt as if they’d woken up “in a country they didn’t know existed”;1 on Friday, [...]