Protesters outside of the Boise event hosting Charles Murray.

White Supremacist Charles Murray Met with Protests in Idaho as National Mobilizations Against Racism Spread

August 29, 2017 Sam Mayfield and Ben Dangl

At a time when activists around the US are confronting Nazis, white supremacists, and fascists in the streets and in power, Idahoan protesters took a stand against racism in their predominantly Republican state. On Saturday, August 28, dozens of people gathered in Boise to voice their opposition to a political fundraising event hosting notorious white supremacist and sociologist Charles Murray. “His research and his so-called science is used to justify neo-Nazism and white nationalist movements,” one protester explained.

The "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville.

Mobilizing Against the Fascist Creep: A Book Review

August 17, 2017 E.Z. Kay

What is fascism, really? This question seems to be coming up more and more since the electoral victory of Donald Trump, and most recently following the events in Charlottesville. The new book Against the Fascist Creep is a useful guide to the many ideological and subcultural manifestations of the contemporary fascist movement.

Protesters taking direct action to stop work on the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (Credit: Reuters, A. Cullen)

Organizing for Structural Change: A Manual for a New Era of Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigns

August 2, 2017 George Lakey

We can learn a lot about strategy from the U.S. civil rights movement. What worked for them in facing an almost overwhelming array of forces was a particular technique known as the escalating nonviolent direct action campaign. Since that 1955-65 decade we’ve learned much more about how powerful campaigns build powerful movements leading to major change. Some of those lessons are here.

A farmworker who participates in the Ben & Jerry's supply chain marches for better working and living conditions.

“Thirteen Miles of Dignity:” Hundreds March on Ben & Jerry’s Vermont Factory for Migrant Workers’ Rights – Photo Essay

June 27, 2017 Dylan Kelley

On June 17th, hundreds of migrant workers, allies, and advocates set out from the Vermont state capital of Montpelier in a thirteen mile March for Dignity to the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Waterbury, VT. They demanded that the ice cream giant make good on overdue promises regarding working and living conditions for workers in its dairy supply chain.

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