Tag Archives: civil disobedience

The Confederate Flag over the South Carolina capitol was taken down this morning

Another reason to be happy today. This morning, at dawn, a filmmaker and activist by the name of Brittany ‘Bree’ Newsome, scaled the flagpole in front of the South Carolina capitol and took down the Confederate flag that has flow there since the early 1960s. Newsome, a North Carolina activist, can be heard in the […]

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Reverend Dr. William Barber II on reclaiming the moral high ground and building a majority coalition around issues of social justice

Reverend Dr. William Barber II, the North Carolina minister who founded the Forward Together moral movement, is in the press today. It would seem that a young man in his group was arrested yesterday in Charlotte, at one of Barber’s Moral Monday events, for putting voter registration information on the windshields of parked cars. As […]

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Celebrating two years of corporate rule under the terms dictated by Citizens United

It’s been two years since the Supreme Court decided the Citizens United case, giving corporations the ability to spend unprecedented amounts of money to influence American elections. Here, with some some thoughts on the ramifications of that decision is our favorite journalist, Chris Hedges. …Our electoral system, already hostage to corporate money and corporate lobbyists, […]

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OWS forces respectfully deface Verizon building as over 30,000 look on from occupied Brooklyn Bridge

It’s interesting how the corporate press is covering today’s action in New York. I’m reading the Bloomberg coverage right now, and they say, for instance, that protesters “appeared to number in the thousands.” While technically correct, I think you’d agree that “thousands” doesn’t quite carry the same weight as “32 thousand,” which is the estimate […]

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Occupy Wall Street calls for nonviolent solidarity on November 17th

In my post last night, I mentioned that plans were afoot in New York for some kind of mass action on Thursday. Well, over the past 24 hours, plans have solidified a bit. According to the Occupy Wall Street website, things will begin at 7:00 tomorrow morning, in Zuccotti Park, where protesters will try to […]

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