Where We Go From Here: 5 Key Ways To Build A Movement

By Jules Lobel, www.commondreams.org -

By Jules Lobel for Common Dreams. Millions of people marched throughout the United States and abroad last Saturday to protest Donald Trump’s first day in office and to affirm women’s rights and [...]

“Resist & Reclaim” from MLK To Inauguration Day | January 16-20, 2017

By Staff, www.m4bl.net -

By Staff of M4BL - No matter where you are in the world, the name Martin Luther King, Jr., is synonymous with freedom, equality, and hope. On January 16, we’ll commemorate his life, legacy and [...]

Who Owns The Movement, And Where Are They Taking It?

By Bruce A. Dixon, www.blackagendareport.com -

By Bruce A. Dixon for Black Agenda Report - As funders of the nonprofit industrial complex, the one percent of one percenters literally own what most of us call the movement. Last summer the [...]

A Poor People’s Movement In The Rustbelt

By Jack Shuler, www.truth-out.org/a> -

By Jack Shuler for Truth Out - When Chris Wills got out of prison, he could not find a job. He applied, but no one would hire him because of his record. And then he started using drugs again. In [...]

15 Years Ago Today, Seattle WTO Shut Down

By David Solnit, www.PopularResistance.org -

I’m thinking about 15 years ago in the rainy streets of Seattle, but even more about farmworkers in the fields of Immokalee and the roads of Burnaby Mountain, British Columbia where First [...]

When Trust Breaks Down: We Must Turn Unrest Into A Movement

By Antonio French, www.stlamerican.com -

The events of the past few weeks in Ferguson and the surrounding St. Louis community have forced us to ask ourselves some tough questions. Many young African Americans are asking themselves, [...]

Movement Strategies For Moving Mountains

By The Democracy Center, www.democracyctr.org -

Conversations with Activists Worldwide on How to Use Latin America’s COP to Build Citizen Action on Climate (From the Introduction…) “Mobilizing effective citizen action on the global climate [...]

Could Civil Rights Movement Have Happened With Militarized Police?

By Carl Gibson, www.occupy.com -

Would Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic marches to end segregation and grant voting rights to Black Americans have happened at all if Bull Connor’s police owned the same military equipment that [...]

Reflections On The Maidan And Pro-Autonomy Political Movements In Ukraine

By Daniel Grigor'ev, www.truth-out.org -

Roger Annis: Can you describe the origin of the "Maidan" protest movement that arose last year in central and western Ukraine? What was its social base and program? Daniel Grigor'ev: To begin [...]

Lessons From Social Movements: Six Notes On The Radical Imagination

By Alex Khasnabish and Max Haiven, www.truth-out.org -

As the crisis of austerity deepens, forcing workers and the public to swallow the costs of the global financial meltdown, the need for the radical imagination is more urgent than ever. But what [...]

Fomenting The Radical Imagination With Movements

By Max Haiven, www.roarmag.org -

Our book, The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity (Zed Books, 2014), is a set of reflections on an experiment. Our experiment began, as most do, with questions. [...]

Together We Rise: Occupy National Gathering 3

By NatGat2014, www.popularresistance.org -

We gather again! For the third year, the Occupy movement invites all to gather together to review the year, share knowledge and skills, celebrate successes and analyze disappointments, and [...]

Fossil Fuel Divestment: Why A Movement Is Never A Farce

By Kate Aronoff, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

There’s a well-known quote from Mohandas Gandhi that, like many of his, is now common enough to verge on cliché: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you [...]

Formerly Incarcerated People Lead Justice Movement

By Chris Moore-Backman, www.truth-out.org -

A half-century since the apex of the Civil Rights Movement, the quest for racial and economic justice continues unabated in the United States. Arguably the most powerful expression of that [...]

The Ten Commandments Of Movement Solidarity

By Josh Schlossberg, www.energyjustice.net -

After a decade of grassroots advocacy, my personal belief is that the greatest obstacle to positive change in the world isn’t corporations, the government, or the 1%, but lack of movement [...]

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