Will The Real Gene Sharp Please Step Forward?

By George Lakey, Wagingnonviolence.org -

In a recent interview with Jacobin, lawyer and political activist Marcie Smith expands on an essay she wrote earlier this year calling Gene Sharp — the late founder of nonviolent theory — “one of [...]

Indigenous Resistance As Re-occupation Of Land At The Forefront Of Climate Justice

By Litsa Chatzivasileiou, Dissidentvoice.org -

I write as a settler on this land. I am not speaking on behalf of Aboriginal people but rather as an unconditional ally to their struggles. I will specifically address Indigenous resistance in [...]

Rebelling From A Nonviolent Heart

By Skeena Rathor, Resurgence & Ecologist magazine   -

As a movement Extinction Rebellion has consciously used the power of nonviolent civil disobedience as an embodied practice of love asking for the needs of the Earth and all its living splendor to [...]

How Movements Can Use Drama To Seize The Public Imagination

By George Lakey, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Drama is useful in getting attention for our issues. The Sunrise Movement is only one of the recent movements that grew by seizing the public imagination through drama. How do activists come up [...]

The Problem With Saying Movements Must Be ‘Totally Nonviolent’ To Succeed

By Steve Chase, Wagingnonviolence.org -

It is misleading and disempowering to say that any violence ends a movement’s chance of success. To truly be effective, we need to stay in the game even when violence occurs. It can be hard to [...]

How A Transit Union Triumphed In An Anti-Union Stronghold

By John Ertl, Labornotes.org -

Transit in the Washington, D.C., area is heavily unionized. But until recently there was one stubborn holdout—the DASH bus system in Alexandria, Virginia. The city debuted DASH 35 years ago to [...]

Electoral Road To Socialism?

By Tom Wetzel, Ideasandaction.info -

Could a shift from capitalism to socialism be brought about through electoral politics? Ever since the origins of the modern socialist left in the late 1800s, many socialists have viewed the [...]

Palestine Liberation Requires National Unity, Democratic Representation & International Solidarity

By Ramzy Baroud, Mintpressnews.com -

Those who are still hoping that the new American agenda on Palestine and Israel is temporary, or reversible, should abandon this false hope. Washington’s complete adoption of Israel’s messianic, [...]

Labor Strikes Back: How Workers Can Win

By Dan Sisken, Occupy.com. -

In mid-June, the Washington DC chapter of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) hosted a panel discussion, "Labor Strikes Back!", to answer these questions. The discussion was moderated by [...]

There Is No Such Thing As A Green War

By Eleanor Goldfield, ROAR Magazine. -

It is not enough to academically trace a red thread between issues. Recognizing the connections that tie climate chaos to war to imperialism to the growing refugee crisis demand solutions founded [...]

A Green & Just Transition Requires Democratized Public Banks – Costa Rica Style

By  Thomas Marois, Open Democracy -

Public banks, in particular, are shown to have much greater financial capacity than commonly believed. Whereas the IATF 2019 Report claims there is only $5 trillion in combined public bank assets [...]

How Working-Class Movements Are Moving Beyond The Confines Of Capitalism

By Celina della Croce, Toward Freedom. -

Between the fall of 1999 and April of 2000, hundreds of thousands of factory workers, peasants, retirees, students, professionals, and everyday people took to the streets in Cochabamba, Bolivia, [...]

New Report: Worst Monument In Charlottesville Can Be Removed

By David Swanson, Davidswanson.org -

A new report released July 1, 2019, concludes that a major monument in Charlottesville, Virginia, can be legally removed. The monument, which depicts George Rogers Clark threatening Native [...]

The Climate Movement Enters Phase III

By Jeremy Brecher, Greattransition.org -

The climate movement in the US and around the world has gone through two main phases and is entering a third. The first, starting with the confirmation of man-made global warming, was a movement [...]

DC Transgender Community Fighting For Equality 50 Years After Stonewall

By John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

Washington, DC – Members of the transgender community led a rally on Friday afternoon at Freedom Plaza, marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising on Christopher Street in New [...]