Make It Right Project Billboards Boost Activist Campaigns To Remove ‘Silent Sam’ Confederate Monument

By Staff, Independentmediainstitute.org -

Raleigh, N.C.  — The Make It Right Project has put up two Raleigh-area billboards that support the removal of UNC-Chapel Hill Confederate monument known as “Silent Sam.” The signs, which include [...]

Israeli Soldiers Beat, Stripped And Robbed Freedom Flotilla Activists

By Middle East Monitor, Mintpressnews.com -

“If we were Palestinians it would be much worse with physical assaults and probably loss of lives. The situation is therefore dire for the Palestinians.” Founding trustee of Medical Aid for [...]

From Moment To Movement? Activists Debate Next Steps

By Steve Dubb, Nonprofitquarterly.org -

Last month, several hundred activists tied to a membership organization known as the New Economy Coalition gathered in St. Louis at the organization’s biennial CommonBound conference—the first to [...]

Ahed Tamimi: ‘I Am A Freedom Fighter. I Will Not Be The Victim’

By Oliver Holmes and Sufian Taha, Theguardian.com -

The teenage Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi has said she used her eight months in prison as an opportunity to study international law and hopes to one day lead cases against Israel in [...]

Warner Slack—Doctor For The People Forever

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org -

Warner Slack was a humble, multi-faceted great American physician at Harvard Medical School’s affiliated hospitals. Yet after he passed away last month at age 85, Dr. Slack did not receive the [...]

Red Fawn Fallis And The Felony Of Being Attacked By Cops

By Linda Ford, Counterpunch.org -

What happened to Standing Rock water protector Red Fawn Fallis is what has happened to many women political dissenters who go up against Big Government/Corporate power. After she was viciously [...]

Israel Denies Swedish Peace Activist Entry To Palestine

By Staff, Aljazeera.com -

After spending more than 11 months walking through high-altitude plateaus, windswept forests and muddy migrant trails, a Swedish activist's attempt to reach occupied Palestine has come to an [...]

Reflections On A Revolutionary Among Us

By Tom Hall, Wypr.org -

On this holiday in which we celebrate independence and the courage of our revolutionary heroes, a word about a different kind of revolutionary, and her exercise of the free speech and religious [...]

Grassroots Activists: “Abolish ICE” Means Disband, Not Reform The Agency

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout.org -

After weeks of controversy over the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigrant and migrant families, the call to “abolish” US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is generating plenty of [...]

Animal Rights Activists Face Multiple Felony Charges, Brought By Prosecutors With Ties to Smithfield Foods

By Glenn Greenwald, Lee Fang, and Leighton Akio Woodhouse, Theintercept.com -

The first criminal case, reported by The Intercept last month, was brought by Sanpete County Attorney Kevin Daniels. It charges six activists with two felony charges that, at least as provided by [...]

Jay Wenk, Peace Activist And Woodstock Councilman, Dies At 91

By William J. Kemble, Dailyfreeman.com -

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. >> Jay Wenk, a town councilman and local exemplar of peaceful but determined activism, has died of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 91. Conor Wenk said his grandfather died Tuesday [...]

Palestinian Protest Leader Explains Why Philadelphia Orchestra Should Stay Out Of Israel

By Victor Fiorillo, Phillymag.com -

On Monday morning, the Philadelphia Orchestra sent out a “bon voyage” email to its fans and subscribers, explaining that the group is about to embark on a two-week tour that includes performances [...]

Six Animal Rights Activists Charged With Felonies For Investigation And Rescue That Led To Punishment Of A Utah Turkey Farm

By Glenn Greenwald, Theintercept.com -

SIX ANIMAL RIGHTS activists are facing felony charges, filed on Wednesday by a Utah prosecutor, stemming from an undercover investigation into abusive conditions on a large turkey farm. The [...]

First Person Account Of Peace Activist Detained And Tortured At SF Airport

By Jerome Succor Abba, Mindanews.com -

MANILA (MindaNews / 25 April) — Asalaamu Alaykum. Peace be upon you. I thank Allah SWT, the Almighty for giving me the strength and courage to survive the grueling 28 hours of torture. [...]

How Net Neutrality Activists Are Going Face-To-Face With Members Of Congress

By Andrew Wyrich, Dailydot.com -

Net neutrality activists hand-delivered an open letter from small business owners to members of Congress across the country on Wednesday, urging them to support an effort to undo the Federal [...]