Everyone Wants ‘Power.’ Everyone Thinks Someone Else Has It.

By MICHELLE DEAN MARCH 27, 2018. NY Magazine Our usual message to children is that they have a lot less authority than they might wish. Parents, teachers, adults: These are the people, we explain, who are in charge. But in March, as tens of thousands of children across the country flooded out of their classrooms to protest gun violence in schools, the …

Criminalizing protest, while corporate connections and lobbying get military security firm, Tiger Swan, special consideration

With implications for future protests against the Bayou Bridge pipeline, this week the Louisiana State Legislature introduced House Bill 727, which proposes as a criminal offense the “unauthorized entry of and criminal damage to a critical infrastructure.” The bill seeks to include oil and gas pipelines and their construction sites among the definition of “critical infrastructure.” For those convicted of damaging this infrastructure …

Judge Drops Charges Against 13 Who Argued Pipeline Civil Disobedience Action Was “Necessary” to Save Planet

Published on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by Common Dreams  “We are part of the movement that’s standing up and saying, ‘We won’t let this go by on our watch.’” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer  Defendants and legal team pose for a photo after their March 27, 2018 trail on the steps of the West Roxbury, Mass. courthouse. (Photo: Peter Bowden/flickr/cc) Climate activists are …