In elections, we are facing setbacks locally and more broadly. A bold new experiment in West Virginia offers lessons for long-term success.
In times like these, to get you to listen,
I must show you how
To grasp history with your hands.
We are bluesmen and women and we are never, ever surprised by evil, we are never ever paralyzed by despair.
The secret police
wore shirts that said “secret police,”
which makes one wonder.
In 1987, students gathered in front of the admin building angry over the corruption of the university’s board. The crowd was getting ugly. I was a young teacher standing to the side, listening to the speeches, watching warily as the crowd grew. Someone shouted Take Over the Administration! and the crowd chanted Take Over! Take over! Take Over! The crowd, now a mob…
Nick Engelfried: Indigenous-led resistance to Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline threatens Big Oil’s last stand
The nonviolent resistance by Native Americans in Minnesota is likely to be the next massive, sustained direct action campaign in the U.S. climate movement.
A man in battle camouflage holds a machete
at the throat of a peasant farmer on his knees
genuflecting in a shallow grave he just dug.
More communities are standing up to pipelines. The fossil fuel industry wants to make that a felony.
UNITE-HERE! Canvassers take on Trump in Nevada.
two by two in the ark of
the ache of it
Authoritarian rulers fear peaceful resistance above all else.
Electoral campaigns require a majority of voters. Non-electoral strategies do not.
Empires fall and buildings crumble, but songs and stories survive.
Abby Zimet: Then They Came For the Drummers, Chanters, Chalk Artists, Trash Pickers, Balloon Carriers, Bike-Helmeted Moms and Naked Athena
We now have the grossly under-reported spectacle of unnamed, unbadged, unaccountable hoodlums in camo combat gear and unmarked vans wildly tear-gassing and pepper-balling engaged citizens, city officials, medics, media…