On February 29, 70 actions were held across the country to mark the “Shut Down the Corporations” day of action—or #F29. Organizers hoped the day would help reinvigorate the Occupy movement’s national profile, recapture the public’s imagination and media’s attention. And they had a secret weapon: the + Brigades.
Seventy-five years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the anti-nuclear movement is taking big steps toward abolition.
“Prison By Any Other Name” authors Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law caution against quick-fix solutions and spotlight grassroots abolitionist movement building.
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.