After three days in D.C.'s Central Cell Block, I'll go to this weekend's big celebrations for the opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the Washington Mall with even more respect for MLK's calm power.
Why are kids in America so calm in the face of a stalled economy, stalemated government, college loans and dim job prospects? Or are they just numb? Their passivity seems to mirror the traits of the characters featured in Hollywood's recent movies.
The Arab League should make it clear that the Assad regime has lost whatever legitimacy it once claimed in the Arab World and promptly suspend its membership in the organization, declaring that the regime has forfeited the right to play a role in Syria's and the region's future
Americans may not be out on the streets yet, but they're planning on it. Just wait -- or get involved. People are organizing. The more they prepare, the more likely they are to carry out actions worthy of their goals.
The next few months are looking to be a busy season for organizing, protest, and nonviolent civil resistance in the United States, against the very corporate powers that have rigged this disastrous game.
The protests of those who oppose the construction of the new railway line, until now, have never been accepted by political institutions. The only result after years of battling is an entire mountain valley placed under military control.
Protesters have demanded an end to wholesale privatization. They have demanded that the country provide everyone with a good, fair start to life -- with guaranteed food and shelter, and good, free early education.