The Occupy Movement, alas, hadn't made a dent in the collective consciousness that could in time change policies. We are the 99 percent. And we are mad as hell at the 1 percent and a system rigged to favor the rich. All true. But now what?
If Peace Action has its way, money will first of all be moved from funding weapons of war to bankrolling public works projects. If Occupy has its way, money will be moved from Wall Street banks to local savings and loans.
Dear Chick-Fil-A: It's not that I don't love you, we both know that's not true. I know I'll never find another like you. But baby, we are growing in two different directions. I'm afraid I won't be able to see you anymore.
Protest is a conversation. It's been a strange, often frustrating, sometimes easy to mock, but essential ethos of American protest movements like #OWS and the Tea Party. And if you think about it, true conversation is democracy.
Ramping up renewed efforts to end mountaintop removal mining in central Appalachia, scores of protesters staged a daring action at the controversial Hobet strip mine today in Lincoln County, West Virginia.
In an astonishing act of civil disobedience, local residents of Toribio, a small town in southwest Colombia, demanded that government forces fighting the rebel FARC go home -- and destroyed their fortifications to underscore the point.
Are young people in universities today anything like their counterparts in Madison, Cambridge, or Champaign-Urbana in the 1960s, or are they more likely to be apathetic and disengaged when it comes to pressing social issues?