Tagged: protests

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The Worst Year

The old order has been shown for the lie it was. Putting things back the way they were is effectively impossible, and a new path forward must be made.

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Always at the Abyss

This reluctance to condemn, this refusal to delineate between protesting and rioting, bears responsibility for what happened in Chicago last night

Futlity of Protest

The End of Protest

Marching and chanting have lost the power to move the needle. There are exceptions of course, but I contend that protest has an ever diminishing power to move us. With a few caveats (border policy on children for example) It’s hard to point to any policy changes that are a direct result of a protest movement in the last 5 years, in spite of record setting rallies and marches.

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The Kavanaugh Dog and Pony Show Commenceth

This movie will end like the Gorsuch show did, the outcome having been scripted with the 2016 election results. The Democrats do not have the votes, and barring something very unforeseen there will be a vote on Judge Kavanaugh sometime in the next 30 days or so.

Draft Protests

Perhaps it’s best to think of our historical opposition to war not as war protest but as draft protest. I’ve been reading Jerome Marmorstein’s “War As a Disease Epidemic” lately with a student I...

Democracy and Occupy Wall Street

Shawn writes: After facilitating at a general assembly several weeks back, one of my best friends received a message from a participant thanking him for the empowering experience. Even in the “world’s greatest democracy,”...

You say you want a revolution, well…

Michael Drew, in the comments: First the knock was that they’d never last.  Now the problem seems to be that they hung on too long and things got a little ripe.  I would counsel...

Promises Were Broken

by E.C. Gach In a recent guest post, Aaron B. pointed out that the Occupy Wall Street movement is, perhaps more than anything else, about forging a shared political identity and civic community.  And...