Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
April 26, 2017 Disclaimer: Please read.
x

Statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.







Truthdig Bazaar more items

 

Tag: Activism

Rumble









Posted on Apr 23, 2017 ENLARGE


Advertisement

Square, Category Page


Climate Change as Genocide

Only concerted action on multiple fronts can prevent the human disasters now unfolding in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen from becoming the global norm.

Posted on Apr 22, 2017 READ MORE



A Radical Message From a Half-Century Ago

The largest mobilization for progressive politics since the Vietnam era offers an opportunity to go beyond treating symptoms and start offering cures for underlying illnesses.

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 READ MORE


The Problem With How Governments Pay for Wars (Video)

Economist Richard Wolff explains how corporate banks and politicians exploit the system of money printing to gain political capital or warrant military efforts.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



The Importance of America’s First Anti-War Movement

In his new book, historian Michael Kazin recalls the Americans who wanted to give peace a chance 100 years ago.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 READ MORE



Medicare-for-All Advocates Rally Nationwide

The Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare, a coalition that believes access to health care is “basic to human dignity,” coordinates events.

Posted on Apr 8, 2017 READ MORE



As Deportation Fears Rise, a Community in New Mexico Trains for Resistance

In Las Cruces, a group is teaching nonviolent opposition to Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids after about 20 residents were recently detained by agents.

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 READ MORE



Oil Placed in Dakota Access Pipeline Under Lake Oahe

The lake, which flows into the Missouri River, serves as the primary water source for numerous indigenous tribes, including the Standing Rock Sioux and the Cheyenne River Sioux.

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 READ MORE



Not Your Grandma’s Civil Rights Strategy

In one now-historic decade, civil rights organizers brilliantly identified the levers of government power they could seize, but most of those levers are out of reach today. How will modern activists achieve change?

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 READ MORE



The Challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline Isn’t Over: Cheyenne River Sioux Take Battle to Court

As with the Standing Rock Sioux, the South Dakota tribe’s land and water supply are threatened by the controversial oil pipeline.

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 READ MORE



The Extraordinary Lynne Stewart

The late attorney demonstrated a lifelong commitment to defending controversial, poor, unpopular victims of injustice.

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 READ MORE



Resistance Against Darrell Issa Surfaces in Long-Overdue Town Hall

The Republican congressman from Southern California, whose district is trending blue, tries to show he’s aligned with constituents on issues including immigration and health care.

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Angela Davis, an Activist for the Ages

Davis’ inspiring talk at the recent Women of the World festival shows that this civil rights icon is as relevant in today’s fraught world as in the turbulent era from which she sprang decades ago.

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Chance the Rapper, Advocate for Chicago’s Public Schools

The Chicago native takes matters into his own hands after a disheartening meeting with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Posted on Mar 11, 2017 READ MORE


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Leads #NoDAPL March on Washington

Truthdig correspondent Clara Romeo reports from the nation’s capital Friday as tribe members and allied “water protectors” rally against the Dakota Access pipeline.

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


International Women’s Day Live Blog: What ‘A Day Without a Woman’ Looks Like

Women around the world are protesting Wednesday for equal pay and on other crucial issues affecting their lives. Follow along with Truthdig for live updates on global activities.

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty

A granddaughter of the journalist and founder of the Catholic Worker Movement explores the relationship between Day and her only child.

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 READ MORE


What Can We Learn From Standing Rock?

Truthdig correspondent Donald Kaufman met with the editorial team Thursday to discuss the Dakota Access pipeline and the next moves for the “water protectors.”

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Dear Fourth Estate









Posted on Feb 27, 2017 ENLARGE    


How to Be Both a Political Activist and a Consumer Activist (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Let’s make it unprofitable to work with Donald Trump.

Posted on Feb 26, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Proposed Laws Crack Down on Protest

Draconian bills are advancing at the state level under cover of Donald Trump’s “law and order” platform.

Posted on Feb 25, 2017 READ MORE


The Power of Political Cartoons (Video)

Cartoonists from different political backgrounds discuss how current events impact their work.

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Paid Protests









Posted on Feb 23, 2017 ENLARGE


Coping With Donald Trump: Four Dangerous Syndromes (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

With Trump as president, many Americans may be tempted to succumb to syndromes such as cynicism and helplessness. Please don’t.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Loving America and Resisting Trump

We’re engaged, we’re awake, we’re in love, and no one is taking our country from us.

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 READ MORE



Lawmakers Feel the Heat as Resistance Ignites in Town Hall Meetings

Overflow crowds and tough questions marked Saturday’s congressional recess events around the country.

Posted on Feb 18, 2017 READ MORE



Resistance Proves Effective as Andrew Puzder, Michael Flynn Are Forced Out

“When the people lead, the leaders will follow.” These oft-quoted words attributed to Gandhi played out in Washington, D.C., this week.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE


Group Love









Posted on Feb 14, 2017 ENLARGE    



What We Do Now

Two new books published in the days leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration purport to show a path forward for liberals.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 READ MORE



UC Berkeley Protests Spark Debate Over First Amendment

The campus was rocked this week by both peaceful and violent protests that ultimately shut down the planned appearance of far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos.

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 READ MORE


How Resistance Can Get Results in the Age of Trump

The Truthdig team sat down Thursday with Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans to discuss social justice efforts.

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump’s Moves Rekindle Dakota Access Pipeline Fight

Indigenous leaders call for water protectors to return to North Dakota in light of new developments.

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 READ MORE


Frank Advice









Posted on Jan 31, 2017 ENLARGE    



Truthdigger of the Week: Charlie Liteky, Decorated U.S. Army Chaplain Turned Peace Activist

The former Roman Catholic priest, who died Jan. 20, was the only American to renounce the Medal of Honor.

Posted on Jan 28, 2017 READ MORE



‘Hooligan Sparrow’ Takes an Unflinching Look at China’s Crackdown on Human Rights Activists

The documentary chronicles gender rights advocate Ye Haiyan’s struggle with Chinese authorities, and it also makes filmmaker Nanfu Wang a target of officialdom in her native country.

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 READ MORE


The Media Needs to ‘Relentlessly Document the Impact’ of the Trump Administration

Since Saturday, when millions walked in unity with the Women’s March on Washington, Trump has been busy signing presidential directives. The Truthdig team and contributor Bill Boyarsky discuss what to expect now.

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Crowds









Posted on Jan 24, 2017 ENLARGE



Tsunami of Outrage, Vows of Resistance Follow Trump’s Pipeline Order

The president signed executive orders Tuesday advancing the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 READ MORE


Women’s March Speeches From Across the U.S. Go Viral

Activist-scholar Angela Davis, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and actress America Ferrera are among the figures from varied backgrounds whose addresses have been making the rounds online.

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Hedges, at the Women’s March on Washington, Talks About Building Movements and Coalitions

While participating in Saturday’s event, the Truthdig columnist paused to give his views on how mass movements take shape and how to build common ground between opposing groups.

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



All the Harmful Things Donald Trump Can Do to Women

Women should be worried about how the new administration may curtail their rights.

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 READ MORE



What Happens After the Women’s March?

March on Trump—then organize to win elections, says Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White.

Posted on Jan 21, 2017 READ MORE


Women’s March: Millions Demonstrate in Over 600 Rallies in 20 Countries Around the World

Take a look at Truthdig’s coverage of demonstrations in cities far and wide.

Posted on Jan 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Greater Expectations: Anti-Trump Forces Should Aspire to Much More

The movement emerging postelection must set its sights far beyond Donald Trump and his hideous behavior if it is to succeed.

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 READ MORE



On Verge of Trump Era, Republicans Push New Laws to Clamp Down on Protest

GOP legislators are proposing laws that would criminalize nonviolent protest in North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Washington and Iowa.

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 READ MORE



Poet Asks, ‘Does Everything Depend Upon the Price of Oil?’ (Audio)

In face of a new administration that may deny climate change, Carolyne Wright reminds us about the blood and tears shed over petroleum for so many years.

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 READ MORE



Inheritors of MLK’s Legacy Are Drawn to the Revolutionary King

Many young black activists say they prefer the capitalism-challenging radical to the Nobel Prize-winning pacifist to whom they were introduced as children.

Posted on Jan 16, 2017 READ MORE



Distinguishing Two Very Different Lines of Resistance to Donald Trump

One line addresses regressive politics, and the other one deals with tyrannical acts.

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 READ MORE


The First 100 Days Resistance Agenda (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

An hour a day. Send a powerful message. We aren’t going away.

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Hedges Talks With Michael Gecan About Building Organizations to Empower Ordinary Citizens

When asked why he tells poor communities to raise funds without government aid, the community organizer responds, “Because power is organized people and organized money.”

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


View older articles:  1 2 3 >  Last »

View the most popular tags overall?

View all tags?

Right Top, Site wide - Care2
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide