Protest Is the New Terror: How U.S. Law Enforcement Is Working to Criminalize Dissent – Derek Royden

It’s well established that the FBI surveilled civil rights and other activists from Martin Luther King Jr. to leaders of the National Lawyers Guild as part of its wide ranging COINTELPRO (counter intelligence program) during the 1960s and early 70s. The use of planted news stories, faked communications to create dissension within activist groups, informants to make dubious cases and …

Orwell, Huxley and America’s Plunge into Authoritarianism by HENRY A. GIROUX

In spite of their differing perceptions of the architecture of the totalitarian superstate and how it exercised power and control over its residents, George Orwell and Aldus Huxley shared a fundamental conviction.  They both argued that the established democracies of the West were moving quickly toward an historical moment when they would willingly relinquish the noble promises and ideals of …

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Life Amidst Poverty – Andrea Fuller

I have lived in poverty both as a child and as an adult, and I can say with full confidence that it is a life-crushing force. I hated it. “Poverty” is also one of the most misunderstood labels that gets slapped onto individuals without their approval—cast upon them simultaneously by both unseen and more visible forces of society. Poverty is …

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Project Censored – 05.05.15

This May Day program begins with musicologist TM Scruggs sharing some of the best-known labor and revolutionary ballads. Then Santa Rosa, Calif. organizer Luis Santoyo explains some of the May Day actions taking place in his city. Geoff Davidian of the Real News Network discusses the rights of citizens to film police. Finally, a look at the 45th anniversary of the Kent State shootings. Joseph Lewis was shot and wounded that day; Laurel Krause lost her sister to the National Guard’s gunfire.

Rise of the New Black Radicals – Chris Hedges

The almost daily murders of young black men and women by police in the United States—a crisis undiminished by the protests of groups such as Black Lives Matter and by the empty rhetoric of black political elites—have given birth to a new young black militant. This militant, rising off the bloody streets of cities such as Ferguson, Mo., understands that …

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Intelligence Services Block Activists’ Emails … And Frame Them With Fake Emails

You send an email to a reporter saying that you’ve got proof of criminal wrongdoing by a government official … or a big bank.  You never receive a response. Or you send an email to an expert on monetary policy asking if the Federal Reserve’s policies help the rich at the expense of the little guy … or an expert …

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The Gary Null Show – 03.26.15

CONVERSATION WITH REMARKABLE MINDS

Transforming our values and activism to confront humanity’s trajectory towards an uncertain and apocalyptic future

Andrew Harvey is an internationally renowned religious scholar, writer, teacher, and author of over thirty books. He is the founder of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization dedicated to inspiring people to become more involved in challenging our global crises including climate change and to commit themselves to peace and sustainability.

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White Christian America in Decline: Why Young People Are Sick of Conservative Religion

There’s been a lot of media attention recently to the changing demographics of the United States, where, at current rates, people who identify as “white” are expected to become a minority by the year 2050 [3]. But in many ways, the shift in national demographics has been accelerated beyond even that. New data from the American Values Atlas shows [4] that while white people continue …

Why We Should (All) Struggle to Make Black Lives Matter

As a social justice activist and conflict resolution scholar-practitioner, I have always been particularly concerned with what motivates people to enter the theater of protest and civil resistance. It is a far more complicated question than what motivates people to start a career or a family because even the largest social movements are made up of a relative few, and …