Experiments with truth: 8/9/10

    • Some 150 protesters gathered outside a federal prison farm in Kingston, Ontario this morning to protest its closure. They say the government is ignoring the rehabilitative and healing effects that farming offers low-risk inmates.
    • Up to 60 people have been camping out in front of the county government building in Santa Cruz since July Fourth to protest the city’s camping ban, which prohibits sleeping on public or private property from 11 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. But deputies rousted the homeless protest camp just after midnight Saturday, arresting five people and handing out 17 other misdemeanor citations.


    Recent Stories

    • Q&A

    We can’t ‘fix’ policing or prison — but we can decide how to create actual safety

    August 3, 2020

    “Prison By Any Other Name” authors Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law caution against quick-fix solutions and spotlight grassroots abolitionist movement building.

    • Feature

    A century later, the women’s suffrage movement offers a timely lesson on how to win through escalation

    July 30, 2020

    As the 19th Amendment turns 100 amid a summer of mass protest, it’s important to remember the decisive role nonviolent direct action played in hastening its ratification.

    • Analysis

    The genius of John Lewis’ unyielding nonviolent discipline

    July 27, 2020

    The civil rights icon’s uncompromising insistence on treating opponents with respect was perhaps his greatest attribute — even if it has not always been understood.