Sociopolitical Movements

The light from Standing Rock: beautiful struggle shows the power of protest – Rebecca Solnit

Tuesday December 6 No one saw it coming. But on a Sunday, word came that the US Army Corps of Engineers was withdrawing permission to build the Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri river, just above the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. What do you do with a victory? Many on social media cautioned that this…

Black Panther Party Leader Fred Hampton Assassinated by Chicago PD & Nixon Admin 47 Years Ago Today

Forty seven years ago, on December 4, 1969, Black Panther party leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark were assassinated by Chicago Police officers with cooperation from the FBI. Hampton was 21 years old at the time. Hampton had founded the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party at the age of 20. He led in…

What Happens To The Bernie Sanders Movement If He Loses?

via George Lakey at Waging Nonviolence, where he asks the important questions, “When the electoral arena reveals itself to be an instrument of the 1 percent, where will the Sanders movement go? Will people accept the lessons of their own experience, integrate the Princeton study into their worldview, and re-form to claim their authentic power:…

Bringing the Seeds of Justice to Monsanto – Coralie Schaub in Liberation

From the French newspaper, Liberation – via the Organic Consumers Association, a report on the recently-announced Monsanto Tribunal, scheduled for October 2016.   Bringing the Seeds of Justice to Monsanto December 2, 2015 Libération by Coralie Schaub As the world looks to the COP 21 to save the climate, and the future of life on…

If We Want to Save the Earth – An Internationalist Declaration from the Alliance for Global Justice

If We Want to Save the Earth…. Take a Stand and Sign the Declaration en Epañol The same imperialism that has caused so much damage to the Global South today continues expanding and threatening the whole planet. Consequently, the struggle for climate justice has converted into a struggle for the liberation of all workers, peasants,…