Science Shows We Must Stop Pipelines: This Is How We Do It

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

A new report finds that almost one-third of people living in the United States have been directly impacted by the climate crisis so far this year. This includes fires, floods and extreme heat. [...]

An Invitation From People V. Fossil Fuels

By People Vs. Fossil Fuels. -

We, the undersigned, come from the trenches in the fight against fossil fuels. From fracking sites and oil wells, to pipelines and refineries, to plastic plants and more, we are impacted [...]

Shutting Down The British Arms Trade To Israel

By Alan Macleod and Mnar Muhawesh Adley, Mintpress News. -

Palestine Action Has Made Headlines For Its Forceful Commitment To Shutting Down The Arms Trade Between Israel And The U.K., Trying To Do With Direct Action What Anti-War Organizations Have Long [...]

Build New Infrastructure For A Broader Movement

By Jeff Ordower, Organizing Upgrade. -

The huge upswing in worker organizing in 2020 often had union support, but with an experimental twist. Over the first few months of the COVID-19 epidemic, workers from bridal shops to pizza [...]

Adventures In Digital Organizing

By Kelly Hayes, Truthout. -

Welcome to movement memos, a Truthout podcast about things you should know if you want to change the world. I’m your host, Kelly Hayes. Today’s guest is Mariame Kaba. Mariame is an abolitionist [...]

Direct Action Shuts Down Coal Infrastructure In Germany

By Staff, -

The marches from the Ende Gelände covered a fair amount of distance and stretched into the afternoon. As the marchers approached the train they were going to take to their destination, police [...]

Direct Action In Minnesota As Line 3 Pipeline Approval Reversed

By Andrew Neef, -

Near Park Rapids, MN – On Monday, June 3, 2019 three water protectors shut down work on power lines along the proposed Enbridge Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline by locking themselves to construction [...]

In Praise Of Direct Action (And More)

By Paul Street, -

As the partial federal shutdown moved into its third week, I found myself thinking about the late left economist and sociologist Giovanni Arrighi’s concept of “workplace bargaining power” (WBP).  [...]

Direct Action Campaigning Today: Manual For Organizers

By George Lakey, -

For the past year I’ve been book touring to over 60 cities and towns across the United States and have been asked repeatedly for a direct action manual that addresses challenges we face now. The [...]

Direct Action Against Arms Fairs In New Zealand And South Korea

By Staff, -

By Staff of War Resisters' International - In New Zealand, Peace Action Wellington organised groups from across New Zealand to resist the annual New Zealand Defence Industry Association's (NZDIA) [...]

Prepare Your Community For Grassroots Disaster Response

By Staff, -

By Staff of Big Ideas for Bees - Climate Chaos is happening. Adaptation and preparation are essential. Grassroots disaster response will be more and more necessary as we see more catastrophes – [...]

A Manual For A New Era Of Direct Action

By George Lakey, -

By George Lakey for Waging Nonviolence - Movement manuals can be useful. Marty Oppenheimer and I found that out in 1964 when civil rights leaders were too busy to write a manual but wanted one. [...]

Dissidents Ramp Up Direct Action Against Climate Destroyers.

By Ted Hamilton, -

By Ted Hamilton for Truthout - This month a group of climate activists were convicted in district courts in Mount Vernon, Washington, and Wawayanda, New York, for committing acts of civil [...]

Direct Action: Protest And The Reinvention Of American Radicalism

By Paul Buhle, -

By Paul Buhle for Portside - Not that "Direct Action" is new, even in the normally non-radical United States. Taking control of a factory, taking control of streets, occupying a university or [...]

Who Will Stand Up To Trump? We Will!

By Keith McHenry, -

By Keith McHenry. We the people will stand up to Trump. Not Cohen’s list of politicians and leaders who have been benefiting from the corrupt system that put Trump in power. The post-inauguration [...]