Kevin A. Young: History Shows That Sustained Disruptive Protests Work
Electoral campaigns require a majority of voters. Non-electoral strategies do not.
Josephine Baker: Siren of the Resistance
Iconic entertainer of the Jazz Age, famous for her risqué performances, Josephine Baker responded to the start of World War II by becoming a spy for the French Resistance. Known as the “Creole Goddess” of France, Baker used her celebrity to gain access to high-ranking Axis officials.
Kazu Haga: Why we need to move closer to King’s understanding of nonviolence
When we use nonviolence to confront violence and injustice, we are not disturbing the peace, we are disturbing complacency. We are disturbing the normalization of violence.
Kathy Kelly: I am an Eyewitness to the Horrors of the US Forever Wars
Mainstream media seldom help us recognize ourselves as a menacing, warrior nation. Yet we must look in the mirror held up by historical circumstances if we’re ever to accomplish credible change.
Denise Levertov: At the Justice Department November 15, 1969
Brown gas-fog, white
beneath the street lamps.
Cut off on three sides, all space filled
with our bodies.
LaDonna Brave Bull Allard: We Stand in Solidarity with Rojava, an Example to the World
Since 2012, around 5 million people – Kurds, Arabs, Assyrians, Turkmen, Yazidis and others – have built the autonomous region of Rojava, demonstrating how a multi-ethnic society can respectfully coexist beyond the constraints of nation state, patriarchy and capitalism.
Medea Benjamin: Should We Feed Hungry Children or the War Machine?
Our elected officials have chosen to prioritize the pursuit of military hegemony over the wellbeing of our people.
Piper: Why I’m Currently Blocking the Largest Oil Export Channel in the U.S.
Twenty-two activist climbers from Greenpeace blockaded the Fred Hartmann Bridge in Baytown, Texas Thursday morning in order to shutdown what they called “the largest fossil fuel thoroughfare” in the country. Here is a letter from one of the activists on the bridge.
Frida Berrigan: Liz McAlister’s fearsome mom-ness
The world may know her as an antiwar leader, a fearless Plowshares activist and the wife of Phil Berrigan, but to her children Liz McAlister is simply mom — and … Continue reading →