The Struggle to Keep Justice Central within Extinction Rebellion US

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. March 9, 2020 | PODCAST The Extinction Rebellion is a nonviolent direct action campaign that started in the United Kingdom in the Fall of 2018 to push governments to declare a climate crisis and to take action to rapidly cut net carbon emissions. It quickly spread to more than 50 countries including the …

DOD, FBI, King and the Tremors of History

January 23, 2020 by Common Dreams The FBI—the agency that saw King and the civil rights movement as a communist plot—subjected him to merciless surveillance and may have tried to get him to commit suicide. by Robert C. Koehler This nation’s lack of atonement for its past—combined with the endless wars it is currently waging—make King’s legacy profoundly problematic, by …

6 takeaways for a new decade of people power

By Shaazka Beyerle, Nonviolent-conflict.orgDecember 12, 2019 | STRATEGIZE! What comes next? How can people power be harnessed for the long haul? How can we move from the year of protest to a new decade of transformation? What can we learn from research, the practice of strategic nonviolent action, and social movements and organized civic initiatives targeting corruption on the ground? To start the conversation, …

Civil Disobedience: Pope supports those taking action

BY ROSE MARIE BERGER DID POPE FRANCIS JUST ELEVATE THESE ANTI-NUCLEAR ACTIVISTS TO RELIGIOUS PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE? NOV 30, 2019 Pope Francis announced this week that “the use of nuclear weapons is immoral, which is why it must be added to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.” Two years after the Vatican State signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (currently …

Federal Court Blocks South Dakota Laws Suppressing Pipeline Protests

By Staff, Aclu.org September 20, 2019 | RESIST! SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A federal court today blocked enforcement of the unconstitutional provisions of several South Dakota laws, including the recently-enacted “Riot Boosting” Act, that threaten activists who encourage or organize protests, particularly protests of the Keystone XL pipeline, with fines, civil liabilities, and/or criminal penalties of up to 25 years in prison. In granting plaintiff’s motion …

XR: Truth and Its Consequences

By Rupert Read, Medium.comAugust 9, 2019 | STRATEGIZE! “Rupert’s analysis is cogent, compelling and extremely challenging, his cool-headed questions and suggested solutions are much needed in our overheating world” – Ed Gillespie, Co-founder of Futerra, and Extinction Rebel “A fascinating new pamphlet from Rupert Read: “What in concrete terms does this pamphlet mean?: that the Autumn Rebellion should target primarily the rich and …

More States Crack Down on Pipeline Protesters, Including Supporters Who Aren’t Even on the Scene, with Industry Written Bills Protecting Critical Infrastructure

By Steve Hardy, The Advocate. May 26, 2019 | RESIST! Pipeline protesters lock down to a crane. By Karen Savage. From the L’Eau Est La Vie Camp Facebook Page. Louisiana – Environmentalists and activists arrested for protesting around the Bayou Bridge pipeline have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law passed last year that allows law enforcement to charge …

Industry-backed bills would charge environmental activists who allegedly engage in civil disobedience at oil and gas sites with a second-degree felony.

Pipeline Protesters Could Face 20 Years in Prison Under Bill in Texas House:  Two industry-backed bills in the Texas Legislature would charge environmental activists who allegedly engage in civil disobedience at oil and gas sites with a second-degree felony. Meanwhile, fossil fuel interests can’t hold back the tide:  the renewable energy sector is projected to generate more electricity than coal …