President Duterte has been called the 'Filipino Trump.' He's worse. But resistance is growing.
An interview with Father Benjamin E. Alforque, convener of the church-based Filipino group Rise Up for Life and for Rights.
Waging Nonviolence In any social movement, it is important for organizers to have a clear and inspiring vision for the future world that they are working to build. In the struggle against rampant economic inequality in the United States and many parts of the world, no model is held up as a guiding light more … Continue reading What the US can learn from Scandinavia in the struggle against inequality
Fear is often deliberately manufactured — and then exploited — by those in power to further their own ends.
Earlier this month, I was arrested, along with more than 1,300 others from across the political spectrum, in a sit-in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to get big money out of politics and protect voting rights.
Last week, I was arrested at a sit-in to get big money out of politics and protect voting rights in Washington, D.C. With more than 1,300 people arrested on the steps of the Capitol since April 11 — including The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur, Harvard law professor and former presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig, Ben and Jerry’s cofounders and actress Rosario Dawson — the Democracy Spring campaign has pulled off one of the largest acts of civil disobedience this century.
On Monday, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde withdrew as the 2014 commencement speaker at Smith College after a petition opposing the decision gathered hundreds of signatures.