Last week, National Radio Project’s weekly program Making Contact aired a great show that included two talks—with Egyptian journalist Namees Arnous and Ivan Marovic, one of the founders of Optor, the nonviolent student-led movement in Serbia that played a key role in the downfall of Slobodan Milosevic in 2000—recorded at the Narco News School of Authentic Journalism last May and an interview with the prominent Azerbaijani blogger and WNV contributor Arzu Geybullayeva, about their experience working to topple their respective governments.[audio: http://www.radioproject.org/sound/2011/MakingCon_110928_Ax.mp3]
Political educator Harmony Goldberg discusses whether the ideological traditions of the left are helpful for practical organizing.
Leftist organizers in Germany’s far-right stronghold are building a larger base of resistance by ditching stale counter-protests for loud, colorful dance celebrations.
A multipronged movement in Guatemala is rising to defend the surprise election of a progressive president who is under attack from the corrupt old guard.