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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


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The United States of Immigrants

The resistance of sanctuary cities, counties and states reminds us that the Constitution protects all people in our country.

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 READ MORE



U.N. Experts: Americans’ Right to Protest Is in Danger Under Trump

Since Donald Trump was elected president, at least 19 states have introduced bills that attack freedom of peaceful assembly and expression.

Posted on Apr 2, 2017 READ MORE



Woody Guthrie Art Projection on Oklahoma Capitol Sparks #WoodysGuitar Protest Movement

Two Oklahoma City artists turn the folk singer’s iconic, message-bearing instrument into a giant canvas for civic engagement.

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 READ MORE


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


Chris Hedges Discusses Resistance in the Age of Trump With Kevin Zeese (Video)

In a new episode of “On Contact,” the Truthdig columnist (pictured left) explores successful protest strategies with the activist and attorney.

Posted on Mar 7, 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



Huge Counterprotests Overwhelm ‘Defund Planned Parenthood’ Rallies

Hundreds of demonstrations in support of the beleaguered reproductive health services provider were held across the country Saturday.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 READ MORE



Protesters Descend on Kennedy International, Demanding Release of Detained Travelers

Crowds gathered Saturday outside the New York airport, where travelers were held as a result of President Trump’s executive order on refugees.

Posted on Jan 28, 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



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: 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



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



Protest Stopped the ‘Predators,’ but They Will Be Back

The public outcry after the GOP tried to quash an ethics watchdog is the kind of citizen action we’ll need to survive the next four years.

Posted on Jan 8, 2017 READ MORE



NAACP Stages Sit-In at Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Office

A group of protesters sought to bring attention to Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general and his record on race, civil rights and criminal justice reform issues. Six were arrested at the Alabama senator’s office Tuesday.

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 READ MORE



What We Expect to See in 2017

2016 is history. As we turn the page on this strange and difficult year, Truthdig editors and writers look ahead to what the new year might bring.

Posted on Dec 31, 2016 READ MORE


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Donald Trump Deserves to Be Ridiculed—It’s the One Thing That Terrifies Him

The president-elect has demonstrated repeatedly that he doesn’t like being on the receiving end of certain jokes, making that kind of humor a useful tool for resistance during his tenure in office.

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 READ MORE



No ‘New Normal’

I’ve fought, organized and loved too long to let Trump and the people who run him shove me—or any of us—back into a bottle.

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 READ MORE



Anti-Pipeline Demonstrators Hold Solidarity Events for Arrested Leader in North Dakota (Video)

Police say Red Fawn Fallis fired on them and have charged her with attempted murder. Video of the incident shows she was already pinned down by a number of officers when the shots were heard.

Posted on Nov 19, 2016 READ MORE



The Water Protector Movement

The Native Americans do not view the #NoDAPL fight as a protest but as an act of survival. It is the continuation of resistance to centuries of repression and oppression.

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 READ MORE



‘Love Trumps Hate’: Washington, D.C., March Focused on Trump’s Campaign Messages

A crowd of 4,000 gathered in the nation’s capital Saturday to show solidarity with communities affected by the president-elect’s comments and policy plans.

Posted on Nov 14, 2016 READ MORE


‘Love Still Trumps Hate’: Protesters Make a Show of Humanity in New York City (Photos)

By Michael Nigro

When Kim Ball heard the chants of “White silence is white violence,” she began to weep. As protesters passed her on 14th Street, one random protester, a female student, approached and gave her a hug.

Posted on Nov 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Truthdigger of the Week: The Thousands Who Are Peacefully Protesting Trump’s Election

In the days since Donald Trump won the presidency, demonstrators around the country have banded together to oppose the sexism and racism he condoned on the campaign trail.

Posted on Nov 12, 2016 READ MORE


Independent Analyst Concludes Environmental Assessment of DAPL ‘Understates the Risk’

Last week, hundreds of water protectors were arrested after a clash with police. In the days since, waves of demonstrations have broken out in support of the #NoDAPL movement.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Maced, Hit with Rubber Bullets in Standoff Over Ancestral Land

By Emma Niles

Filmmaker Josh Fox and journalist Erin Schrode covered the conflict Wednesday between law enforcement and demonstrators on the shoreline of a creek near the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota.

Posted on Nov 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Tom Hayden: Who Are You Calling an Immigrant?

From the archives: The fundamental issue underlying the attitudes of the May Day protesters is that “either the Mexicans (and other Latinos) are immigrants to a country called the United States or the U.S. is a Machiavellian power that denies occupying one-half of Mexico for 156 years.”

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 READ MORE



As Stakes Rise, 83 Dakota Pipeline Protesters Are Maced and Arrested

Saturday’s events follow reports of escalating police abuse at protest sites, including beatings and unnecessary strip searches of those detained.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 READ MORE



Women Blockade Donald Trump Campaign Offices Nationwide

“We are putting all politicians on notice: Get ready to be held accountable to our priorities and demands.”

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 READ MORE



Charges Against Journalist Amy Goodman Dropped in Vindication for Press Freedom (Video)

North Dakota has dismissed riot charges issued after the Democracy Now! host reported on security guards assaulting nonviolent Dakota Access pipeline protesters in September. By filing the charges in the first place, “the state’s attorney was attempting to stop journalism,” Goodman said.

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 READ MORE


Amy Goodman Explains Decision to Turn Herself In to North Dakota Authorities (Video)

What had the journalist been doing at the Dakota Access pipeline protest? Her job.

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Standing Rock Sioux Protectors Intensify Fight Against Dakota Pipeline Construction

A panel of federal judges has allowed construction of the controversial $3.8 billion DAPL project to proceed, but the resistance movement will not back down from the fossil-fuel industry and government authorities.

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 READ MORE



Cast Your Vote: What Is the Most Effective Form of Civil Resistance?

While activists fight for different causes, their forms of protest often are the same. We want to hear from you: Based on the week’s political news, what forms of protest are most likely to effect change?

Posted on Oct 1, 2016 READ MORE



Undercover New York Police Collected Information on Black Lives Matter Protesters

Eric Garner, an African-American, died at the hands of NYPD officers in 2014, prompting nationwide protests. Now, newly exposed records show that undercover officers were sent to the demonstrations to gather “multimedia records” of the events—possibly violating the department’s own rules.

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 READ MORE



Tensions Over Dakota Access Pipeline Intensify in Wake of Police Raid

Peaceful protesters were met with a militarized police response in the days after the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux pleaded with the United Nations for action.

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 READ MORE



Colin Kaepernick Pledges $1 Million Toward Racial-Equality Efforts

After announcing earlier in September that he would give money to organizations committed to improving communities, the 49ers quarterback detailed his plans to ensure transparency in his donations.

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 READ MORE


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After Pat’s Birthday

Kevin Tillman joined the Army with his brother Pat in 2002, and they served together in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pat (left) was killed in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004. About two years later Kevin wrote a powerful, must-read document.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE



North Dakota vs. Amy Goodman: Journalism Is Not a Crime

The Dakota Access pipeline story is critical to the fate of people and the planet. It’s about climate change—and about indigenous rights conflicting with corporate and government power.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE



Brave Like Kap

NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a risk with his national-anthem protest against injustice in the U.S. Now other athletes are joining him, as are countless other Americans who want to overturn the status quo. Their courage can make all the difference.

Posted on Sep 10, 2016 READ MORE



Standoff at Standing Rock: Even Attack Dogs Can’t Stop the Native American Resistance

The battle against the Dakota Access pipeline is being waged as a renewed assertion of indigenous rights and sovereignty.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE


Standing Rock Sioux Chairman: ‘We’re Standing Up and We’re Saying, “No More” ’

More than 1,000 Native American activists have traveled to Sacred Stone Spirit Camp in North Dakota to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Now the fight continues in federal court in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Water Is Life, Oil Is Death: The People vs. the Bakken Pipeline in Iowa and the Dakotas

While most of the United States has been blinded by the presidential election spectacle, a grass-roots coalition has been fighting “the next Keystone XL” being pushed through—largely under the radar—by Big Carbon.

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 READ MORE



Dakota Pipeline Would Make Water the New Oil, Devastating All but the Rich

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is heading a protest by Native Americans and their allies against the newly approved line. These opponents of the project say it could lead to contamination of the Missouri River and other devastating environmental impacts.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 READ MORE


Ron Kovic: ‘Why I Wrote “Hurricane Street” ’ (Video)

“The care we were receiving at the hospital at the time was in many cases abusive,” so “150 paralyzed men in wheelchairs, but also veterans from other parts of the hospital, some nurses, some caregivers, aides who had courage and their own reason to protest,” organized in Vietnam veterans’ interests.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



1968 ‘Black Power Salute’ Sparked Ongoing Miscarriage of Justice by U.S. Olympic Committee

The silent gesture by medalists John Carlos and Tommie Smith was meant to raise awareness of human rights, not dishonor the flag. Both men deserve an apology for how they have been treated.

Posted on Aug 5, 2016 READ MORE



Why Sanders’ ‘Berners’ Kept Up the Heat

As a member of the California delegation, I could see that the Democratic convention was never going to be a harmonious melding of two campaigns. The Clintonites were fighting not a candidate but a wildfire.

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 READ MORE



Ex-CIA Chief’s Speech Disrupted by Chants of ‘Love, Not War’ at Democratic Convention (Video)

Protesters wonder: “Why do we need to be in perpetual warfare?”

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 READ MORE


A Lens on the Democratic Convention, Day 2: Legitimate Anger in Philadelphia (Multimedia)

By Michael Nigro

The protests on the streets are far more organized, populated and energized than anything we saw in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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