How World Remembers Marc Raskin (1934-2017)

By Staff, -

Marcus Raskin, the co-founder of the Institute for Policy Studies, passed away shortly before the New Year. He was 83. Marc touched all of our lives, not least by creating the institution we call [...]

Rising Resistance: Year In Protest 2017

By John Zangas, -

2017 was chaotic as independent media faced challenges covering dozens of social justice and environmental stories. Major news events often overlapped, so it was difficult to decide which story [...]

Movement Strategy For Our Times

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, -

In 2017, more people became activated for social justice. At the same time, white supremacist groups became more visible, marching with torches and chanting words of hatred. There were conflicts [...]

What Were The Top BDS Victories Of 2017?

By Nora Barrows-Friedman, -

It took just four days for a world famous singer to cancel her Tel Aviv show in response to her fans’ urging her to respect the international picket line. Lorde’s decision on Christmas Eve to [...]

2017 Was Another Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

By John W. Whitehead, -

The new boss proved to be the same as the old boss. True to form, the new boss (Donald Trump) proved to be no better than his predecessors in the White House in terms of protecting the citizenry [...]

We Need A Moral Movement

By William J. Barber II, -

Preaching at Riverside Church in April on the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s sermon against the Vietnam War, I reflected on the continued resonance of his prophetic plea for a “revolution of [...]

Organizing On A Sinking Ship: Future Of Climate Justice Movement

By Kevin Buckland, -

Climate change rarely comes up at the top of the list when people are asked about issues that concern them most. While this is not surprising, it is nonetheless disturbing considering the gravity [...]

Overcoming Contradictions Of Climate Change In Short Time We Have

By Andreas Malm, -

Our best hope now is an immediate return to the flow. CO2 emissions have to be brought close to zero: some sources of energy that do not produce any emissions bathe the Earth in an untapped glow. [...]

10 Good Things About A TERRIBLE Year

By Medea Benjamin, -

An active and uncompromising spirit of revolt has blossomed in the face of a frightening political climate during Donald Trump’s presidency. On January 21, two million people took to the streets [...]

A Year Of Resistance—And Why I’m Hopeful For 2018

By Rachel Cleetus, -

The Women’s March (one of the largest protest marches ever, coordinated across the nation and globally), held a day after President’s Trump’s inauguration (with its less-than-record attendance), [...]

We Saved Net Neutrality Once. We Can Do It Again

By Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen, -

Democracy lives or dies on the quality of public conversation. “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government,” Thomas [...]

How Movements Can Turn Money Into Victories

By Patrick Robbins, -

As an organizer in the climate movement, I don’t usually have a lot of spare cash to donate to the cause. (Still waiting on that Soros money!) But since the people doing the work are my friends [...]

Lessons From Sea-Tac: Rebuilding The Labor Movement

By Dan Sisken, -

By Dan Sisken for Occupy - Over the past several decades with the decline of manufacturing and the worsening of labor law, organized labor in the United States has experienced a critical decrease [...]

How Millennials Are Trying To Revive The Labor Movement

By Judith Lewis Mernit, -

By Judith Lewis Mernit for Portside - Generational labels are fraught with inconsistencies. Growing up is not, after all, a controlled experiment. But to the extent that millennial labels apply, [...]

The Cost Of Resistance

By Chris Hedges, -

By Chris Hedges for Truth Dig - Resistance entails suffering. It requires self-sacrifice. It accepts that we may be destroyed. It is not rational. It is not about the pursuit of happiness. It is [...]