Categories Archives: Indirect Action

What are reforms?

Editor’s note: “this quote of James Connolly who was an Irish Republican around the early 1900s, active around the 1900s in the independence movement in Ireland, and James Conolly said revolution is never practical until the hour the revolution strikes, then it alone is practical and all the efforts of the conservatives and compromisers become … Continue reading What are reforms?

The Myths of Capitalism

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. This post lists and challenges, debunks, pulls apart the following myths of capitalism: there is no alternative to capitalism capitalism is the only system that provides individual and economic freedom everything is better under capitalism as capitalism increases the size of the economy, everyone benefits free-market capitalism is … Continue reading The Myths of Capitalism

Why do people support Capitalism?

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. In this post I’ll explain why people say they support capitalism and then the actual reasons why people support capitalism. To end capitalism we need to understand why people support it. I’m listing the positives in the post that I don’t agree with. In future posts I’ll describe … Continue reading Why do people support Capitalism?

Global Extraction Film Festival 9-12 September 2021

Global Extraction Film Festival 9-12 September 2021 The Global Extraction Film Festival (GEFF), launched last year by Esther Figueroa (Vagabond Media) and Emiel Martens (Caribbean Creativity), has announced the selection of over 150 films for GEFF2021. The festival, which will be available online for free from September 9-12, aims to bring attention to the destructive impacts … Continue reading Global Extraction Film Festival 9-12 September 2021

Types of Social Movements

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. Featured image: Members of Walk of the People, a 7,000-mile peace walk from California to Russia, reach New York City in 1984. Photo by Kevin James Shay. This post describes different types of social movements. These are broad classifications and generally social movements are made up from a combination … Continue reading Types of Social Movements

On the Colombian plains, a leader stands up for her people against land theft

Ana Villa has fearlessly confronted agribusiness multinationals and armed groups that have tried to take over the land where rural communities and Indigenous people live in the Colombian plains. She risks her life fighting for the rights of vulnerable communities in the municipality of Cumaribo, a region that serves as the intermediate zone between the … Continue reading On the Colombian plains, a leader stands up for her people against land theft

AUGUST 23-26: Water protectors to gather at Minnesota State Capitol in ceremony to stop Line 3 pipeline Hundreds of supporters to rally on Wednesday, August 25th

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES CONTACT: media@resistline3.org or 406-552-8764 Jennifer K. Falcon, jennifer@ienearth.org, 218-760- 9958 (St Paul)- Indigenous water protectors and allies will gather at the Minnesota State Capitol in late August for Treaties Not Tar Sands. From August 23rd to 26th, Indigenous grandmothers from White Earth Nation will hold ceremonial space on the Capitol lawn. On … Continue reading AUGUST 23-26: Water protectors to gather at Minnesota State Capitol in ceremony to stop Line 3 pipeline Hundreds of supporters to rally on Wednesday, August 25th

Army Corps Orders Full Environmental Review of Formosa Plastics’ Controversial Louisiana Plant

The Center for Biological Diversity For Immediate Release, August 18, 2021 Contact: Julie Teel Simmonds, Center for Biological Diversity, (619) 990-2999, jteelsimmonds@biologicaldiversity.org Sharon Lavigne, RISE St. James, (225) 206-0900, sharonclavigne@gmail.com Anne Rolfes, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909, anne@labucketbrigade.org Decision Follows Lawsuit, Permit Suspension, Public Pressure WASHINGTON— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday it will … Continue reading Army Corps Orders Full Environmental Review of Formosa Plastics’ Controversial Louisiana Plant

What is Neoliberalism?

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. This post provides a brief introduction to the current form of capitalism: neoliberalism. It includes sections on: neoliberal ideology; Governmentality – how neoliberalism governs, neoliberal government policies; how neoliberalism is a capitalist class project of domination; the history of neoliberalism in the twentieth century; and the three phase … Continue reading What is Neoliberalism?

Protecting Your Community From Mining and Other Extractive Operations

A Guide for Resistance By Carlos Zorrilla with Arden Buck and David Pellow Resistance to mining is growing worldwide. Although extractive companies are powerful, they are also vulnerable. About this guide This guide is intended for leaders and organizers who can work with communities to carry out local actions, and who can also work at … Continue reading Protecting Your Community From Mining and Other Extractive Operations