Farewell To The World Social Forum?

By Roberto Savio, Greattransition.org -

The first World Social Forum in 2001 ushered in the new century with a bold affirmation: “Another world is possible.” That gathering in Porto Alegre, Brazil, stood as an alternative and a [...]

Another Europe Is Possible

By Yanis Varoufakis, Greattransition.org -

I went into politics because of the financial crisis of 2008. Had financial capitalism not imploded, I would have happily continued my quite obscure academic work at some university. The chain [...]

Love And Rage In Extinction Rebellion

By Greg Frey, Opendemocracy.net -

It took less than three hours for the police to cut the bike lock from around my neck and drag me away from the only structure left standing on Westminster Bridge - the base of a 16-meter [...]

Intersectional Strategies For Rebellion

By Payal Parekh and Asad Rehman, Theecologist.org -

Extinction Rebellion (XR) has achieved an amazing feat. Its multiple and large-scale actions have pushed the climate crisis to the fore and pressured decision makers to take drastic action to [...]

Climate Strikers Walked Out of School. Next, Let’s Walk Off the Job.

By Sydney Ghazarian, In These Times -

Climate Strikes are happening for the same reason labor strikes often happen: Negotiations have broken down. CEOs profiting from the exploitation of workers and the Earth are unwilling to cede to [...]

Navigating The Dilemmas Of Unarmed Accompaniment On The US-Mexico Border

By Alison Wood, Wagingnonviolence.org -

International accompaniers must work to undo the power dynamics they rely on to increase the safety of their local partners and learn when to say "no." There is only one migrant shelter in Agua [...]

Power To Disrupt: Limits And Possibilities Of Campus Sit-Ins

By Jason Koslowski, Roarmag.org -

College campuses are systems of capitalist domination: of workers, students and surrounding communities. But campus revolts have been on the rise in recent years. In the US, for instance, as the [...]

The Flawed Social Science Behind Extinction Rebellion’s Change Strategy

By Nafeez Ahmed, Medium.com -

We face a planetary emergency. It is, simultaneously, a national emergency — not just for the UK, where I write this from, but for every country in the world. This emergency has been a core [...]

The Two Roads Ahead For The Catalan Independence Movement

By Francisco Villamil, Roarmag.org -

Two discourses permeate the Catalan independence movement. One of them argues that the Catalan constitute a differentiated group with their own culture and history, and therefore they merit their [...]

Women Stand Defiantly At The Vanguard Of Lebanon’s Protest Movement

By Finbar Anderson and Abbie Cheeseman, Middleeasteye.net   -

In Beirut’s calls for revolution stand a distinct army that are protecting the mass protests from falling into violence: the women's frontline. Throughout the sprawling anti-government protests [...]

The Egalitarian Promise Of 1989—And Its Betrayal

By Dimitrina Petrova, Dissentmagazine.org -

The ideological victory of liberal democracy over communism shaped the way in which historians, politicians, and social scientists made sense of the events of 1989. But there is a strong case [...]

Beyond Mobilizing: Towards A Movement That Builds A Base For Power

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

As I wrote not long ago, the North American anarchist movement has reached a crossroads. The movement must decide whether it will continue to remain a relatively isolated subculture or broaden [...]

We Deserve A Better Medicare-For-All Debate

By Dylan Scott, Vox.com -

The narrow debate over Medicare-for-all’s financing has become totally disconnected from the status quo aspiring reformers want to fix (the high costs of health care in America), and it totally [...]

U.S. Anti-War Movement Should Stay Focused On Getting U.S. Out Of Syria

By Sara Flounders, Workers.org -

When forces in U.S. ruling circles contend with and denounce each other to justify foreign intervention — as is currently happening in reaction to the announced U.S. pullback from the Kurdish [...]

Why We Need Resistance Studies

By Richard Jackson, Wagingnonviolence.org -

For starters, we are going to need a great deal of nonviolent resistance to cope with the coming climate warming crisis. Our political system and our public institutions are ill-equipped to make [...]