Experiments with truth: 5/22/09

    • Fourteen activists shut down a coal digger at an Australian power plant
    • Three University students in New Zealand were suspended for burning the NZ flag as part of an anti-war protest on Anzac Day
    • NAACP considering a boycott and protest march at NASCAR events to force ban on Confederate flag
    • Argentine oil company forced to shut down operations after month long blockade by Indians protecting ancestral land from developmen
    • More than 200 students in Venice CA staged a sit-in to support the LA teachers union, who have been banned from striking
    • Fifteen activists were arrested outside of Rep. Rick Boucher’s office for holding a sit-in to protest his support for coal
    • Climate protesters gathered outside Tennessee Rep. Bart Gordon’s office to express opposition to the Cap and Trade bill going through Congress


    Recent Stories

    • Long Read

    Should we disrupt the Democratic Party or try to take it over?

    and Paul Engler
    January 13, 2022

    How movements settle the debate on whether to engage with political parties from the inside or outside will have a profound impact on their effectiveness.

    • Feature

    Ugandans escalate movement of ‘radical rudeness’ following violent arrest over mean tweet

    January 11, 2022

    The so-called ‘world’s friendliest people’ are finding power in vulgarity as they protest the brutal torture of a novelist for ridiculing the dictator’s son.

    • Analysis

    Should fighting for democracy take priority over building powerful social movements?

    January 6, 2022

    Activists throughout history have put social movement work on hold for the electoral arena. Determining whether to do so is a matter of strategy and calling.

    • Announcement

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