Self-Emancipation Continues To Rise At The St. Louis City Justice Center

By Adofo Minka, Black Agenda Report. -

In the early morning hours of April 4, 2021, a day that many Christians recognized as Resurrection Sunday, detainees, at the St. Louis City Justice Center moved in the spirit of insurrection to [...]

Nightly Rally To Seattle’s West Precinct Takes Detour, Shuts Down I-5

By Chase Burns, The Stranger. -

Every night around 7 pm, demonstrators now march from the Capitol Hill Organized Protest to the Seattle Police Department's West Precinct. The downhill rally culminates with a handful of speakers [...]

Martin Gugino – The “Buffalo Protestor” And Our Friend

By Jeremy Varon, Witness Against Torture. -

Martin Gugino worked together in Witness Against Torture for years, a close-knit group dedicated to closing the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo and opposing torture. Our community is beside [...]

Pandemic: Protecting Public Health And The Right To Free Speech And Assembly

By Norman Siegel and Steven Hyman, -

New Yorkers are allowed and encouraged to go out in the street with masks and stay at least 6 feet apart, as long as it is to stand in line to go shopping or to sit in a park, but if they are [...]

How Do You Protest When You Can’t Take To The Streets?

By Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Open Democracy. -

Coronavirus and quarantine measures have posed significant challenges for social movements at a time when governments are taking important decisions on people’s lives as well as living [...]

Groups Challenge New Felony Protest Law

By Steve Hardy, The Advocate. -

Louisiana - Environmentalists and activists arrested for protesting around the Bayou Bridge pipeline have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law [...]

Women’s March On The Pentagon: We Refuse To Pay To Protest

By Cindy Sheehan, Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox -

The day before Thanksgiving, Cindy Sheehan, co-coordinator of the recent Women’s March on the Pentagon* (WMOP) was presented with a $540 bill for “police escort” by the Arlington County [...]

Protest War And Racism, In Chicago, On August 25th

By Rich Whitney, -

In calling for this demonstration, the Chicago Committee Against War and Racism declares that in many respects we are confronting worse evils today than we were 50 years ago — but we are still [...]

We Must Be Strategic To Win Social Change

By Rivera Sun, Popular Resistance -

We have more power than we think. But we’ve got to go beyond the “protest-petition-call officials-vote” routine. Think outside that box, and you’ll find a world of creative solutions and [...]

Adani Activists Stop Coal Train Before Being Arrested

By Andrew Backhouse, -

ACTIVISTS have halted a train carrying hundreds of tonnes of coal headed for the Abbott Point Coal Terminal. Anti-Adani protest group Front Line Action on Coal reported two activists climbed on [...]

Vindictive Prosecution: Activist Who Laughed During Hearing

ByAndrea Germanos, -

ByAndrea Germanos for Common Dreams. CODEPINK activist Desiree Fairooz, who was arrested after laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing, will face a second trial this [...]

A Crackdown On Our Right To Stand Up

By Nicole Colson, -

By Nicole Colson for Socialist Worker - Nicole Colson explains how Republican-led legislatures are trying to push through laws to criminalize dissent--in the hopes of stopping the growing fight [...]

From An Atlantic Victory To A Gulf Protest

By David Helvarg, -

By David Helvarg for National Geographic - Proposed Atlantic Drilling has gone the way of the Keystone Pipeline – bad ideas whose time has passed. President Obama’s decision to cancel his own [...]

People Of Flint Call For Pro-Democracy Revolt To Save Poisoned City

By Lauren McCauley, -

By Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams - Fed up with an administration whose policies caused the devastating water crisis and subsequent health epidemic, advocacy organizations and community [...]