Montana Coal Protesters Argue Necessity Defense by Nick Engelfried
This spring, Montanans will have a chance to follow up on the largest climate-related act of civil disobedience in Montana history
What Does The SWP's Way Of Dealing With Sex Assault Allegations Tell Us About The Left? by Laurie Penny
How do we deal with sexual violence on the left? Here's a case study. The Socialist Workers' Party, for those who aren't familiar with it already, is a political organisation of several thousand members which has been a prominent force on the British left for more than 30 years. They are at the forefront of the fight against street fascism in Britain, were a large organising presence in the student and trade union movement over the past several years, and are affiliated with large, active parties in other countries, like Germany's Die Linke. Many of the UK's most important thinkers and writers are members, or former members.
Native American Flash Mob Round Dance Takes Over Mall of America
Organizers from Idle No More held a flash mob round dance early Saturday evening at the Mall of America to raise awareness of their movement that calls on all people "to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water."
Idle No More by Winona LaDuke
“What this movement is supposed to do is build consciousness about the inequalities so that everyone is outraged about what is happening here in Canada. Every Canadian should be outraged.”
Criminal Injustice: Idle No More, The Prison System And Indigenous People In Canada by Matt Moir
In Canada, more than one in five new admissions to men's prisons are of Aboriginal descent
Back to the 1920s?
THE MICHIGAN LAME duck legislature was on a tear to pass as many anti-democratic laws as possible before ending its 2012 term.
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Chile: Of Movements and Mayors
CHILEANS WENT TO the polls on October 28, 2012 to elect mayors and city councils from Arica, bordering Peru in the North, to Punta Arenas in southern Tierra del Fuego. Considering the student movement that unleashed what seemed like unstoppable waves of mass militancy over the past year and a half, one might have expected gains for popular and working-class forces. Yet while students and subsequent rebellions had shaken the previously stable foundations of the region’s model...
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2012 Was Hottest Year Ever in U.S.
Last year blew away the previous record, set in 1998, by a full degree Fahrenheit.
Judge Limits N.Y.P.D. Stop-and-Frisk Program in Bronx
A federal judge ruled that the practice of stopping people suspected of trespassing outside private buildings in the Bronx was unconstitutional.
Low Wage Activist Group Facing Eviction As University of Maryland Expands
A Baltimore- based group that focuses on organizing low wage workers is losing their community space because of what they call the University of Maryland's "expanding presence". The group United Workers fights for fair development in their city and now they've become victims of real estate developers themselves.