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Russian Punk Band Pussy Riot Is Making an ‘Immersive Theatre Project’

The project, based on the band’s own experiences while sentenced and imprisoned for their art, “is a part of Pussy Riot’s bigger campaign for a prison reform,” member Nadya Tolokonnikova (pictured) tells Truthdig.

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For James Cromwell, the Fight Against Fossil Fuels Is No Act

The much-honored veteran of movies and television cares about the environment, and to protect it he’s willing to go to jail—which is precisely where he was last weekend.

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 READ MORE


Naomi Klein and Jeremy Corbyn: How the Left Is Changing the Global Political Debate (Video)

The U.K.’s Labour Party leader assures the author and activist, “When people’s minds are opened up, there’s no end to the possibilities.”

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


The Women’s March Is Poised to Become a Movement (Photo Essay)

Much as Standing Rock came to symbolize so much more than a pipeline fight, the Women’s March also has the potential to become the nexus of various social justice struggles.

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Women’s March Organizers Lead Peaceful Demonstration Against the NRA (Multimedia)

Hundreds of protesters march from the National Rifle Association headquarters in suburban Virginia to the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., in response to a controversial NRA recruitment video.

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


How the Mexican Government Hacked Investigators Probing a ‘Horrendous Crime’ (Video)

Citizen Lab director Ronald Deibert and human rights attorney Stephanie Erin Brewer reveal how Mexico spied on journalists and lawyers investigating the disappearance of 43 students.

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump’s Climate Change Denial Ignites the Grass Roots

The president’s refusal to acknowledge human-induced global warming is fueling resistance that is real, strong and growing.

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On Wednesday, July 12, Everyone Can Stand Up for Net Neutrality

Imagine a world without internet freedom. This week, a major protest on the web will show what it would be like.

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Leading Internet Companies Plan Day of Action to Defend Net Neutrality

Amazon, Etsy, Kickstarter, Dropbox and Vimeo are joining Wednesday’s protest against the Federal Communications Commission’s threat to equal internet access.

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Health Care 2017: A Physician’s Perspective

Most doctors will say that the system is broken, and that only activist citizens can restore a sane, rational method of governance and problem-solving to America.

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Mitch McConnell Delays Health Care Vote

The Senate majority leader is putting off the vote until after the July 4 recess, a move viewed by many as a testament to the strength of the bill’s critics.

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Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Worked With Israeli Spyware Firm

The firm’s technology has since been used to spy on Mexican human rights lawyers, journalists and activists.

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 READ MORE


Fight Against DAPL Continues Inside and Outside Federal Courthouse (Multimedia)

Indigenous activists rally on behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes during a hearing in the tribes’ case against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Immigrant Workers and Activists Challenge Ben & Jerry’s Over Working Conditions

A march for better pay and housing on farms that provide milk to the ice cream maker led to the arrest of two immigrants—and more protests.

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A Psychedelic Spin on ‘National Security’

Two kinds of radicalism emerged in the ’60s: one promoting a more humane idea of security, the other aimed at building a life that transcended the question of security altogether.

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Thousands Protest Acquittal of Officer in Fatal Shooting of Philando Castile

Friday’s verdict in the 2016 shooting sparks protest throughout Minnesota and an outpouring of emotion online.

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Judge Orders Review of DAPL Permits in a Win for ‘Water Protectors’

A federal judge deems safety evaluations of the Dakota Access pipeline insufficient and orders the Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider its analysis.

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 READ MORE


Chris Hedges and Activist Larry Hamm Discuss the Plight of Black America (Video)

“To enslave, you have to convince the people who help you do the enslaving, as well as the enslaved themselves, that they are not human beings,” says Hamm, chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress. (Hamm is pictured at far right.)

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Climate Groups Slam Reports of Trump’s Plan to Withdraw From Paris Agreement

The president may be ready to pull out of the agreement—a decision environmental organizations are calling “a travesty” and a “historic mistake.”

Posted on May 31, 2017 READ MORE


Bernie Sanders’ Powerful Graduation Speech Calls for National Transformation (Video)

By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet

At Brooklyn College, which he once attended, the Vermont senator urges graduates to fight back.

Posted on May 31, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Military-Style Counterterrorism Measures Were Used Against DAPL Protesters, Leaked Documents Show

The Intercept reports that a private security firm employed by Energy Transfer Partners worked with local police to suppress opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.

Posted on May 30, 2017 READ MORE



G7 Leaders Plow Ahead After Trump Stalls on Climate Accord

The president’s refusal to commit to the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change further isolates the U.S. as other world powers prepare to tackle the environmental crisis.

Posted on May 27, 2017 READ MORE



Border Patrol Detention of Student Activist Is Retribution, Critics Say

Claudia Rueda, who protested the detention of her mother last month, was detained by Border Patrol agents earlier this week, prompting charges that her arrest was a form of retaliation.

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Erdogan’s Security Team and Pro-Kurdish Protesters Engage in Violent Clash in Washington (Video)

A brawl erupted outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C., on the day Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met with President Trump.

Posted on May 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Artist Projects Emoluments Clause Onto Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Photos of artist Robin Bell’s projections, which included the phrase “Pay Trump Bribes Here,” quickly went viral on social media.

Posted on May 16, 2017 READ MORE


California Rep. Ro Khanna Joins Justice Democrats

A wing of the Democratic Party inspired by Bernie Sanders’ political ideals, the group opposes corporate influence in politics. Critics note that Khanna gets campaign money from Wall Street.

Posted on May 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



First Dakota Access Pipeline Spill Is Reported

Activists worry that the spill, which did not threaten waterways, is just the first of others to come.

Posted on May 11, 2017 READ MORE



The Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel is a recipe book for how to create a hellish society. It’s also a recipe book for how to resist.

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People’s Climate March Pushes Back Against Trump Agenda (Multimedia)

Truthdig is on the ground for the march in Washington, D.C., as tens of thousands draw attention to the president’s climate change policy.

Posted on Apr 29, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Government Watchdogs: Trump’s First 100 Days Are Fueling a ‘Golden Era of Activism’

While the president is doing everything he can to dismantle recent progress on critical measures, his actions have given rise to game-changing grass-roots resistance.

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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


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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


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