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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Activism Is The Only Hope Of Restoring America’s Democratic Principles

The place to focus our intense activism is where the action is already happening — right in the communities and states where we live. Yes, Trump, Inc. is out to turn Washington into a plutocratic Heart of Darkness and, yes, we must rally together to resist the horrors it promises.

April 5, 2017
Tech, Trump

How To Use Tech To Fight Back In The Trump Era

Most of this digital activism builds on the infrastructure originally created and popularized by Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street. Yet the scale is now much larger, and the targets more diverse.

March 3, 2017
An anti-Trump demonstrator protests outside the venue where Republican U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Anaheim, California U.S. May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

We Are Not The Enemy

Mr. Trump, we are not the enemy. We are patriots, in all our forms. We are committed to championing what already made America great, which includes our First Amendment rights to pursue the truth and say what’s on our minds. We will challenge you as president, as true patriots often do.

January 5, 2017

Campaigns End On Election Day. Revolutions Don’t.

The fervent prayer of old-line Democratic operatives and corporate funders is that the Sanders Storm will dissipate now that Hillary Clinton will get the nomination, thus allowing politics-as-usual to reestablish its grip on the system. They’re dead wrong,

July 27, 2016
Trump adversaries should organize if and when they protest at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Mary Sanchez argues.

Trump Adversaries: Don’t Riot. Organize!

The revolution might not be televised, but if the Republican National Convention in Cleveland goes pear-shaped, the cameras will be there to catch every moment. Unfortunately, not all the protesters will have the emotional maturity, much less the structure and discipline, to make their messages coherent or persuasive.

July 8, 2016
Ivory Coast anti al-Qaeda attack music video

Ivorian Musicians To Al-Qaeda: We’re Not Even Scared

A group of musicians in the Ivory Coast have released a song that directly and defiantly addresses al-Qaeda after the group killed 19 people in an attack on a popular beach resort.

March 25, 2016
College Protests Occidental College California

College Students Find New Power In Campus Protests

If the University of Missouri was the spark, then the fire didn’t take long to spread.

November 18, 2015
Black lives matter civil rights activists

Longtime LA Civil Rights Leaders Dismayed By In-Your-Face Tactics Of New Crop Of Activists

For the veteran activists — many of whom grew up in the era when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached nonviolence — the actions of some of the protesters distract from their message.

November 2, 2015
Jackie Speier

Online Abortion Rights Movement Comes At A Cost

There’s no recognizable champion for abortion. Activists want to change that.

October 1, 2015

Candidates, Interrupted: Black Lives Matter Takes Over The Campaign Trail

Black Lives Matter protesters have been feeding their racial justice message to 2016 presidential candidates – without reservations.

August 13, 2015
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Starbucks As Citizen: CEO Schultz Acts Boldly On Social, Political Issues

At Starbucks, both coffee and progressive policy issues are matters of concern.

March 18, 2015

When Activists Run For Office

A national profile doesn’t always translate into electoral success.

February 5, 2015

Some Thoughts As We Wait To See Whether Ferguson Burns

How can we channel the anger in Ferguson into positive change?

November 17, 2014

U.S. Activist Arrested For Feeding Homeless Vows To Continue

Is the price charitable people pay for a good deed?

November 7, 2014

Analysts Debate Proper Role Of U.S. Democracy Programs In Cuba

By Juan O. Tamayo, El Nuevo Herald MIAMI — The U.S. government has a right to finance pro-democracy programs in Cuba but must ensure they are not so aggressive that they wind up hurting dissidents and strengthening the hand of Havana hardliners, analysts and political figures said this week. “U.S. policy has long been to […]

August 5, 2014