Across the country, March 1 was as a day of action for defending public education. One of the major themes of the day was fighting the privatization of this public good.
For years, Chicago has served as an incubator for privatization schemes such as unelected school boards, mayoral control and charter schools. But Chicago also boasts some of the best-organized resistance to those policies. Watch this report to hear from some of the organizers leading that fight.
For more, hear my coverage of a recent anti-privatization protest in Brooklyn for Free Speech Radio News, as well as another FSRN report about ongoing actions in California against tuition hikes and budget cuts.
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.