The Cult Of Violence Always Kills The Left

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—The Weather Underground, a clandestine revolutionary organization that advocated violence, was seen by my father and other clergy members who were involved in Vietnam anti-war [...]

Gun Violence Debate Needs To Include Police Militarization And Drug Prohibition Violence

By Morgan Humphrey, Drugpolicy.org -

On March 14th thousands of students walked out of school to protest gun violence, demanding legislators enact more stringent gun control in the U.S.  Later that night, black Brazilian city [...]

Zapatista Women Inspire The Fight Against Patriarchy

By Shirin Hess, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Dawn had only just broken over the mountains. While most of the women and children on the camping grounds were still asleep, others were already wide awake, huddling together in the first rays of [...]

Shifting Systems With Nonviolent Strategy

By Rivera Sun, Transcend.org -

The secret to successful nonviolent struggle lies in understanding strategy and systems. All systems require participation and resources to survive. Deny those things, and the system will wither [...]

First Fight For $15, Then West Virginia Teachers: Can New Playbook Rescue Labor Movement?

By Max Zahn, Inthesetimes.com -

Shannon Johnson grew up with a birth defect in her throat that required multiple surgeries. Stuck in the hospital, she found solace in Disney movies. “I could get so immersed in the characters,” [...]

NLRB Deals Major Blow To Fight For 15

By Max Zahn, In These Times. -

The reported settlement of a landmark case against McDonald’s at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) deals a blow to Fight for $15’s union ambitions, widening the chasm between the [...]

Change Is Coming

By Robert C. Koehler, Commonwonders.com -

The cries of loss and anguish become public, at last. A million young people seize the truth: “Half of my seventh grade class was affected by gun violence. My own brother was shot in the head. I [...]

The Boston Climate Trial That Might Have Been

By Wen Stephenson, Commonwealthmagazine.org -

“THE IDEA THAT natural gas combats climate change is a sleight of hand,” writes Bill McKibben in a recent essay that pulls no punches. “No one wants to hear this,” he observes, not Republicans or [...]

New Brandeis Movement: Principles Of Antimonopoly Debate

By Lina Khan, Academic.oup.com -

Over the last two years, a growing number in America have concluded that the United States has a monopoly problem. The Obama Administration’s Council of Economic Advisers linked rising market [...]

Noam Chomsky On Populist Groundswell, U.S. Elections, Future Of Humanity, And More

By Lynn Parramore, Ineteconomics.org -

I don’t know if you know, but as late as 1966 in Boston we could barely have an anti-war action because it would be violently broken up with the support of the press and so on. By then, South [...]

Why the Center Left Keeps Losing Elections in Europe

By Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus -

More than a quarter of a century ago, much of the European center-left made a course change, edging away from its working class base, accommodating itself to the globalization of capital, and [...]

Teacher’s Unions Intensify Efforts To Suppress Growing Class Struggle In The US

By Jerry White, Wsws.org -

On Sunday night, the National Education Association (NEA) shut down the strike by 4,000 teachers and support staff in Jersey City, the second-largest school district in the state of New Jersey. [...]

We Must Be Strategic To Win Social Change

By Rivera Sun, Popular Resistance -

We have more power than we think. But we’ve got to go beyond the “protest-petition-call officials-vote” routine. Think outside that box, and you’ll find a world of creative solutions and [...]

How To Build A Progressive Movement In A Polarized Country

By George Lakey, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Whether it’s assault rifles, racial justice, immigration or fossil fuels, the country is rocked by conflicting narratives and rising passions. In a recent national poll, 70 percent of Americans [...]

Women Will Rid The World Of Nuclear Bombs

By Heidi Hurtur, Damemagazine.com -

Today, experts say, we are inching ever closer to nuclear catastrophe. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists defines how close we are to nuclear war with their metaphorical Doomsday Clock. Earlier [...]