- “Without justice, what are kingdoms but bands of robbers?” – St Augustine.
- 11 New Items including:
- Stephanie Van Hook: Transforming anger into nonviolent power
- Turn Up: 21st-Century Black Millennials Are Bringing Direct Action Back
- Activists shut down malls on Black Friday as Ferguson protests intensify
- Dining Out in Dinkytown
- Communities in Resistance: Presentes!
- Walmart Workers Promise Biggest Black Friday Strike Ever
- The Big Box/Fast Food Business Problem: November 14, 2014
- Is it possible to hold all the grief in the world and not get crushed by it?
- Challenging Drone Warfare in a U.S. Court
- When Did Americans Become the Enemy?
- Chris Hedges | The Coming Climate Revolt
Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
Stephanie Van Hook: Transforming anger into nonviolent power, Stephanie Van Hook, Transformation / Rise Up Times
Anger, rage and a desire for revenge are all reasonable and justified in the face of armed attacks, abuse and exploitation. What matters is what we do with these things.
Turn Up: 21st-Century Black Millennials Are Bringing Direct Action Back, Malkia A. Cyril, Huffington Post
As of 2014, direct action is the new Black, and we ain't gonna let nobody turn us around.
Activists shut down malls on Black Friday as Ferguson protests intensify, Riley Winters, People's World
- This early afternoon action led to similar shut down demonstrations at the West County Mall in nearby Des Peres, Mo., and the Chesterfield mall. These protests coupled with demonstrations in Chicago, New York, Seattle, and Northern California, where protestors chained themselves to trains, were among the largest in the country this Black Friday.
- The War on Thanksgiving, December 1, 2014
- Lesson from the 2014 elections: Inclusive 50-state strategy needed
Dining Out in Dinkytown, Bryan D. Palmer, The Bullet, Socialist Project
- Remembering the Minneapolis Truckers’ Strikes of 1934
- Special Report | American Class Warfare: Week Ending November 9, 2014
Communities in Resistance: Presentes! SOA Watch
- Democracy Now coverage of the weekend
- Para información en español
Walmart Workers Promise Biggest Black Friday Strike Ever, Bryce Covert, ThinkProgress
The company has admitted that less than half of its workforce makes more than $25,000. But it could easily raise pay by ending stock buybacks or raising the cost of an item like a DVD by a penny.
The Big Box/Fast Food Business Problem: November 14, 2014, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
- The High Cost of Low Prices
- Part 1: Two dozen arrests after workers protest against Walmart treatment
- Part 2: Walmart workers begin first in-store sitdown strike in company history
Is it possible to hold all the grief in the world and not get crushed by it? Monica Cassani, Beyond Meds
By allowing ourselves to feel our pain for the world, we open ourselves up to the web of life, and we realize that we’re not alone. I think it’s a cardinal mistake to try to act alone. The myth of the rugged individual, riding as the Lone Ranger to save our society, is a sure recipe for going crazy.
Challenging Drone Warfare in a U.S. Court, Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Kelly and Walker later met with supporters and attorneys to discuss plans for a vigorous defense on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.
When Did Americans Become the Enemy? Robert Greenwald, Brave New Films
- Land of the free, home of the brave does not mean non-violent citizens being beaten into submission, SWAT team raiding homes on a regular basis, or armored tanks rolling through towns anytime Americans exercise their right to peaceful protest.
- Pentagon Supplies School Districts with Assault Rifles and Grenade Launchers
Chris Hedges | The Coming Climate Revolt, Chris Hedges, Truthdig
- Civil disobedience must be used to abolish the oil, gas and coal companies and replace a government held captive by corporations. Otherwise, we will say goodbye to life as we know it.
- Approaching the End of Human History?