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Arrested in Defense of Treaty Rights

A CONVERSATION WITH MARILYN KIMMERLING OF TACOMA DIRECT ACTION By Stephen Quirke   IN THE EARLY MORNING of May 17, 2017, six people entered a construction site at the Port of Tacoma, Washington, and locked themselves to an auger. Four hours passed before Tacoma police could remove them. One officer told 79- year-old Cynthia Linet that his […]

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How to Save the Victims of the Student Loan Crisis

Protesting Our 1.1 Trillion in Student Debt by Bill Zimmerman There is only one way out of the student loan crisis — civil disobedience on a massive scale. Two reforms could bring a fair settlement to banks and borrowers alike. However, while fair, these reforms would cost the banks billions in receivables, which means they […]

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Leftists and the Civil Rights Movement

Communist and Socialist Jews and Blacks by Cheryl Lynn Greenberg ON MANY ISSUES we now identify with modern liberalism, communists and socialists were there first. They opposed war, organized the unorganized, and challenged racial barriers in American life. They demanded fair wages and working conditions, government action to protect labor, and free speech. Virtually all […]

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“Civil” Protest?

There’s been some controversy at Northeastern University recently. Yvonne Abraham explains in the Boston Globe: “It began in April, when the school’s Students for Justice in Palestine staged a walkout at a presentation by Israeli soldiers. At the start of the event, 35 students stood, small signs taped to their shirts. One member called the […]

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Notes from a Small Planet: Targeting More than Tar Sands

by Jay Austin Saper It was a Funeral for our Future. Over 100 people attended. The “chapel” was the TransCanada office in Westborough, Massachusetts. The date was March 11th. Entering with a dirge and coffin, we called attention to the severe human and planetary consequences of constructing the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport dirty […]

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Nancy Romer: 53 Hours in a D.C. Jail

by Nancy Romer I spent 53 hours in Washington, D.C. lock-up after being arrested for participating in an nonviolent civil disobedience action at the White House on the morning of August 20th. Along with sixty-five other protesters, we sat in front of the White House protesting the climate-changing Keystone XL Pipeline that President Obama is […]

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