Experiments with truth: 9/10/09

    • Hundreds of AT&T workers in Danbury, Connecticut went to work wearing t-shirts saying “prisoner of AT&T” to protest the expiration of their contract. Bosses sent them home without pay, but the workers are threatening to file a grievance with the National Labor Relations Board over arbitrary suspensions.
    • On their first day back to work, US Senators were greeted by 40 climate activists, who built miniature windmills and made mechanical noises in the middle of the Hart Senate Office building until interrupted by the Capitol Police. At that point, a 50 ft banner dropped demanding that the Senators “Get to Work” for “Green Jobs Now”.
    • More than 270 faculty members from the University of California have signed an online petition in support of a walkout later this month to protest budget cuts.


    Recent Stories

    • Feature

    When activist burnout was a problem 50 years ago, this group found a solution

    May 21, 2020

    As activists weary from war, campus killings, a tyrant in the White House and poverty at home started dropping out, Movement for a New Society built a model of sustainability.

    • Long Read

    Activists fought the US military draft for decades — they may soon have to again

    May 19, 2020

    As Congress considers requiring women to register for the draft, it’s time we remember the movements that fought to abolish conscription and learn from their victories.

    • Analysis

    The established order has never been weaker — movements need to get to work

    May 12, 2020

    The push toward corporate profits over people’s needs is already happening, but it doesn’t have to go that way if movements start planning big.