Experiments with truth: 5/19/10

      • Residents of Madrid demonstrated on Monday in support of workers who are hurt by cyclical economic downturns.  They used the slogan, “Against the Europe of Capital, War, and Crisis.”
      • People planted 6,000 hands marked “1000” on a Rio de Janeiro beach in Brazil this past weekend in commemoration of the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust.  The planter-protesters are asking Brazil’s president to discuss human rights when he meets with Iran’s president, a Holocaust denier, later this week.
      • Last week, Mexicans in the town of Apaxco demonstrated against a toxic waste processing plant built in their town a year ago.
      • Several groups have recently gone on strike in Bolivia, calling for pay increases higher than President Evo Morales proposes.


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      5 lessons from the K-pop fans who fizzled Trump’s Tulsa rally, and the Black organizers who led the way

      July 3, 2020

      As K-pop fans and Black organizers and artists are demonstrating, joyful, powerful movements draw more people in and reflect the kind of world we want to live in.

      • Analysis

      In times of rapid change, victory comes to those who train for it

      June 30, 2020

      If soldiers train for armed combat, why wouldn’t activists train for toppling the political-economic structure that’s killing our chance for a just future? The stakes are just as high.

      • Feature

      Militarized lockdowns and a predatory quarantine — the unique story of Uganda’s pandemic response

      June 26, 2020

      Uganda’s COVID-19 experience underscores the seemingly universal opportunism of authoritarians amidst crisis, as well as opportunities for resistance.