How Movements Can Use Drama To Seize The Public Imagination

By George Lakey, -

Drama is useful in getting attention for our issues. The Sunrise Movement is only one of the recent movements that grew by seizing the public imagination through drama. How do activists come up [...]

The Problem With Saying Movements Must Be ‘Totally Nonviolent’ To Succeed

By Steve Chase, -

It is misleading and disempowering to say that any violence ends a movement’s chance of success. To truly be effective, we need to stay in the game even when violence occurs. It can be hard to [...]

Before Occupy, There Was People’s Park

By Paul Von Blum, -

There is nostalgia for Ronald Reagan in 2019. He is widely viewed in the media and elsewhere as a sensible Republican, a mainstream conservative, a reasonable man—the polar opposite of Donald [...]

Lessons From 10 Years Of Building The Cooperative Movement

By Staff, -

When TESA first launched roughly ten years ago, it was hard to see a week into the future, let alone a decade. It’s incredible to reflect on so many years spent working with so many people on [...]

The Antiwar Movement No One Can See

By Allegra Harpootlian, -

When Donald Trump entered the Oval Office in January 2017, Americans took to the streets all across the country to protest their instantly endangered rights. Conspicuously absent from the [...]

Sudan’s Protesters Find New Tactics For Civil Disobedience

By Kaamil Ahmed, Middle East Eye. -

Build the barricades, then run. The message from protest leaders to the young Sudanese on the streets of the capital has been consistent ahead of Sunday's call to began a comprehensive campaign [...]

Black Lives Matter Founder Launches Huge Project To Shrink Black Lives

By Glen Ford, -

Alicia Garza, of Black Lives Matter fame, last week introduced her latest project in the pages of the New York Times: a survey of “more than 31,000 black people from all 50 states” to determine, [...]

How Can Movements Effectively Counter Co-Optation?

By Farai Maguwu and Gabriel Dayley, -

In June 2018, residents of Marange—a region in Zimbabwe known for one of the world’s largest diamond deposits—planned a major demonstration at the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) [...]

Undocumented Immigrants Fight For The Right To Drive

By Hana Sarfan, -

If you’re one of the 78 percent of workers in Massachusetts who drives to your job each day, at some point you’re bound to have a broken tail light or forget to use your turn signal. If a police [...]

May Day 2012: The Call For A General Strike

By Scott Tucker, -

In the winter of 2011, discussion about calling a general strike had already begun within Occupy Los Angeles. At the end of January 2012, in the wake of police raids against Occupy encampments [...]

Defend Your Clinics

By Christine Pardue, -

It’s time for an abortion rights movement that’s not directed from the top-down by the Democratic Party and big nonprofits. Clinic defense is a crucial part of that mass, democratic, and militant [...]

It’s Never Really About The Bread

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

Corporate media often depicts major social upheavals as single-issue affairs — to see how movements and struggles connect we need to look beyond the headlines. The tip of the iceberg is not what [...]

Sharon Adetoro: How To Make The Movement More Inclusive? Do The Work!

By Staff, -

Who am I? That’s always a difficult question. So, I’m an Ex Teacher and now a Childminder and Tutor and mother to 3 very different and unique individuals. I live on the border of Oldham and [...]

Extinctions Rebellion: IR Rebellion Day 2

By Douglas, -

The sun may not have been shining quite so brightly in London today – it may have even rained a little – but by golly does the rebel soul still burn bright in the capital tonight! 48 hours into [...]

Symbiosis Is Different: Why This Revolutionary Network Could Change Anti-Capitalist Politics

By Matt Stannard, -

Sure, but all radical groups say that the system is the problem, right? So when Symbiosis – a coalition of grassroots organizations stretching from Jackson, Mississippi to Oaxaca, Mexico, and [...]