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Building Resistance on Trump Island

Jane Latour The Indypendent
In Staten Island, one union local is propelling a growing labor-community alliance deep in New York’s Republican recesses.

Tidbits - June 1, 2017 - Reader Comments: Trump, Sessions, Pence, Impeachment - Readers Debate; Resistance Ballot Box Victories; Lynching, Slavery, Removal of Confederate Symbols; Israel; Palestine; People's Summit; more...

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Reader Comments: Trump, Sessions, Pence, Impeachment - Readers Debate; Resistance Ballot Box Victories; Racism, Lynching, Slavery, Removal of Confederate Symbols; Israel; Palestine; Saudi Arabia; Puerto Rico; 2017 People’s Summit; New Resource to Protect Medicaid and Health Equity; Great News from Workers Independent News; and more...

The Investigator

Ruben Ship Radio For All
The popularity of The Investigator in the United States is a gratifying sign that the American people are no more complacent about witch hunting than their ancestors were three hundred years ago in Salem, Massachusetts. Until now fear has temporarily immobilized them, as it did their forbears in New England. But one of the best antidotes to the paralyzing poison of fear is laughter. -- from the liner notes of The Investigator.

Alice's Restaurant - Original 1967 Recording

In his signature song released 50 years ago Arlo Guthrie tells a true and powerfully understated story of draft resistance that encourages listeners to sing together, resist together and end war. 

100 Days and Counting

Gara Lamarche Moyers and Company
This is the moment for those who work on elections and those turning out in the streets to come together. Grass roots energy is not a force to be “channeled” by a political establishment that has often failed us — it may shape a different politics.

American Poets, Refusing to Go Gentle, Rage Against the Right

Alexandra Alter New York Times
There seems to be a growing audience for poetry that speaks to the anxieties of our era. Traffic to the academy’s online poetry archive has surged in recent months. Maya Angelou’s poem, “Still I Rise,” has been viewed nearly 470,000 times since Nov. 8, compared to about 280,000 times in that period the previous year, while Langston Hughes’s poem, “Let America Be America Again,” has been viewed some 280,000 times, up from about 88,000 times.

March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice - April 29 - Washington, DC

People's Climate Movement
Everything we have struggled to move forward in the United States is in peril. Our loved ones feel under siege, and those in power in Washington are advancing a dark and dangerous vision of America that we know is untrue. To change everything, we need everyone. First we resist. Then we build. Together, we rise.

Tidbits - April 6, 2017 - Reader Comments: MLK Vision Still Vital, Necessary; Trumpcare; Activism-Learning from the Past; Jubilee Haggadah; Bill of Rights Briefing; Responding to Racist Attacks; Peoples Climate Movement-April 29; and more...

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Reader Comments: MLK Vision Still Vital, Necessary; Trumpcare; End of US Empire; Activism-Learning from the Past; Resources: Jubilee Haggadah; Bill of Rights Briefing; Tips for Responding to Racist Attacks; Announcements: Solidarity Rally B&H Workers; Tax Marches April 15; Peoples Climate Movement-April 29; and more...
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