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Waking Up: The New American Revolution

Patrick Pitu | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Patrick Pitu

With every protest, now, is a clear and hopeful war cry: We will be heard. We will not be dismissed.

Our Democracy Is Dying

Marianne Williamson | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

In case anybody hasn't noticed, democracy in America is dying now. This isn't an overstatement; it's a fact. Corporate interests dominate our politics so much at this point that our government, for all intents and purposes, is merely its handmaiden. Whatever Wall Street wants, Wall Street gets. Corporatism is the new order of the day.

Revealed: Rising Inequality Kills American Jobs

Lynn Parramore | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Barry Z. Cynamon and Steven M. Fazzari are exploring how the massive debt which led to the Great Recession, the spending collapse that followed, and the stagnation that persists are all linked to income inequality. In this interview, they discuss what their findings mean for America.

Russell Brand Impersonates Noam Chomsky

Democracy Now! | Posted 11.14.2014 | Comedy
Democracy Now!

British comedian and actor Russell Brand sat down with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! for an extended interview about his new book.

Do You Hear the People Sing?

David Sable | Posted 11.13.2014 | Media
David Sable

Since the dawn of time we have marched to war with music. Drums beating, trumpets blaring -- music was created to stir the soul of one side and fre...

Democratic Islam Is the Best Antidote to ISIS

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Tunisia, which had shown Arabs a way out of the prison of dictatorship through peaceful protest, is today demonstrating that on the ruins of the old order a democracy could be built.

Forbes "Under 30 Summit" Circles in on the Now and Next Game Changers, Billionaires, and Entrepreneurs

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

The Forbes "Under 30 Summit" in Philidelphia ended Wednesday, having brought together the now and present future. Malala Yousafzai, now 17, who re...

The Elephant in the Activist Livingroom

Michael Goldstein | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Michael Goldstein

Saturday I attended the Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California, a forum about "inspiring a shift to live on Earth in ways that honor the web of...

Religion and Revolution: The Promise of a Fresh Look

SpearIt | Posted 12.20.2014 | Religion
SpearIt

For students of religion and students of revolution, the upcoming dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian should be a valuable lesson.

The Shot Heard Round the World Wide Web

Mark Weinstein | Posted 12.14.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

The privacy revolution is here!

The Climate March: Beyond Asking Those Beholden to the Wrong People to Do the Right Thing, Part II

Michael Goldstein | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Michael Goldstein

Part II of II In Part I I asserted "two truths": that the People's Climate March was an amazing and valuable achievement, and that it was a po...

In Character: The Wizards Who Gave Us Power, with Eric Brach

Jarod Cerf | Posted 11.19.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Continuous articles in text are fine, sure. But do you ever wonder what the folks who author books sound like, in person? Before the editorial reviews? I'll give you a hint: They're all characters, too.

Beyond the Paradox: Realising Africa's Agricultural Revolution (AGRF 2014)

Liz Wilson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Liz Wilson

Africa spends about $35 billion per year importing food. Imagine if it went to our farmers and fishing communities instead. Attending the Alliance f...

Schirmacher (R)evolution in Saas-Fee: The Badiouan EVENT Takes For(u)m with Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, Graham Harman and Geert Lovink

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Like the proverbial fall of dominos or throwing of the Deleuzian dice, the black and white of the ever-domino(ant) continential philosophy text is blending into a distinct shade of grey...

A Step to Addressing Race and Building Trust After Ferguson

Patience B. Peabody | Posted 10.28.2014 | Black Voices
Patience B. Peabody

I believe that having hard conversations is hard because we haven't put ignorance in its proper place. Ignorance has become synonymous with choice and that's not always true. If I can't ask an ignorant question, how will I become enlightened to the truth?

I Re-Wrote Ginsberg's 'Howl' for This Generation

Katie Felber | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts
Katie Felber

#HOWL I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by Facebook and its new messenger app, starving hysterical naked, dumping buckets of ice water ...

The Mechanics of Change

John Feffer | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
John Feffer

Janos David is a sociologist who has spent his professional life studying change. He experienced the Hungarian uprising of 1956 firsthand and much later helped to produce documentaries about it.

A Polish Song For Ukraine's Revolution

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is a story of a song. Revolutions are often fertile breeding grounds for good music, and the song this story is about was at the heart of the Uk...

Is the End of the Middle Class the Beginning of the Revolution?

Ellen Rohr | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business
Ellen Rohr

Egads. We've learned that it's closer to 40% of the wealth that lies in the hands of the top 1%. This growing disparity between the uber rich and the expanding poor isn't just an inconvenience for those slipping economically backward every month. The end of the middle class may mark the beginning of the revolution.

Who'll Come First, Internet Jesus or Cyber Adolf?

Jim Treacy | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Jim Treacy

Conditions are rife for a global revolution, with channels to drive one ever strengthening. All that's missing is a charismatic leader to pull the strings. History imparts that person will arrive. Pray for goodness because it could be evil.

Friday Talking Points -- Prelude To Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Paul Ryan is attempting to address poverty, once again. What he's really doing is trolling the media to write "compassionate conservative" columns about him (which, so far, doesn't seem to be working very well), to bolster his chances to get the Republican presidential nomination.

Democracy: No Longer for Sale?

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

How does "getting together" actually unify and strengthen, rather than scatter, a given movement for social change?

.Com Generation

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Paul Mashegoane

The truth is, the world is busy shrinking, it has become an integrated society that is not divided by borders, what happens in the north, affects the south east; gradually our hopes, values and aspirations are merging to become the same.

The Power of the Mural

John M. Eger | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

Before the matches of the World Cup began, the Brazilian people were protesting in the streets because they knew they could not afford the $13 billion it cost to host the games. In Greece, similar concerns about public mismanagement was the issue and like Brazil, street artists reflected those concerns.

Crossing the Axis of Evil

Kelly James Clark | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

Before the next round of U.S. negotiations with Iran, why doesn't the U.S. apologize for its unjust 1953 actions? Let's start there. We pat ourselves on the back for spreading the light of liberty. Shouldn't we likewise accept responsibility when we've extinguished it?