Experiments with truth: 4/12/10

    • A New Zealand man locked himself to a silo for a day this weekend in protest of factory farming.  Police cut him down from the silo at a pig farm while animal-rights supporters watched.
    • In Hollywood on Sunday, protesters marched for Social Security benefits for gay couples.  700 people marched and were ultimately told that legislation would be introduced to equalize benefits.
    • About 25 people gathered in Asheville, North Carolina on Saturday to protest racial profiling done by immigration officials against Latinos.  They said they want their city to become a “sanctuary,” where people who work and pay taxes are in no danger of deportation.


    Recent Stories

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    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.