direct action

Activists Arrested for Blocking Boeing Arms Plant Speak Out Against Yemen War

September 7, 2018

To protest the US-Saudi war on Yemen, peace activists blocked a Boeing weapons facility in Missouri with a bus — a symbol of the 40 Yemeni children on a school bus massacred by Saudi Arabia with a US-made bomb. The anti-war protesters speak with TRNN’s Ben Norton

Real Media: Fighting Air Pollution with Direct Action

November 30, 2017

Roger Hallam, PhD researcher at Kings College London, has been studying protest movements and putting his theories into practice to address air pollution

Activists Crash Press Conference to Challenge Trudeau on Climate Policy

November 22, 2017

Former Trudeau supporters Hayley Zacks and Jake Hubley were arrested after confronting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his support of the Alberta tar sands and approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, despite posturing as a ‘climate crusader’

Real Media: ‘Stop Killing Londoners’ Escalate Action Until Demands Met

November 7, 2017

In just five days, London breached its annual air pollution limit. In 2018, 9,000 people are estimated to die from air pollution in the city. Stop Killing Londoners – Cut Air Pollution is a non-violent direct action group who say they will continue action until London Mayor Sadiq Khan meets them to hear their demands

Black Lives Matter: New Tactics for the Trump Era

September 29, 2017

The Black Lives Matter movement hasn’t gone quiet–it’s just engaging with electoral politics in new ways, says Dani McClain of The Nation

Hunger Strike to Get King’s College to Divest from Fossil Fuels

May 10, 2017

Roger Hallam’s 8-week civil disobedience and hunger strike at King’s College London, finally resulted in fossil fuel divestment.

Black History

January 16, 2014
Glen Ford: The Civil Rights Movement ended official racial discrimination in the U.S., but many of its leaders broke with grassroots organizing and direct action and instead chose to become business leaders or members of the Democratic party.

Martin Luther King Jr.

January 16, 2014
Glen Ford: The Civil Rights Movement ended official racial discrimination in the U.S., but many of its leaders broke with grassroots organizing and direct action and instead chose to become business leaders or members of the Democratic party.

Canada’s Top Spy Watchdog Lobbied For Pipeline Construction

January 7, 2014

Engler: Canada’s head of intelligence oversight board lobbied for pipeline construction as its internal spy agency spied on pipeline competitors

Week of Enbridge Tar Sands Actions Launch Idle No More’s Sovereignty Summer

July 1, 2013

Protesters across Canada engaged in civil disobedience in solidarity with Swamp Line 9 activists in Hamilton, Ontario; Toronto activists target Ontario courthouse

Palestinian Children Routinely Detained and Arrested By Israeli Authorities

May 1, 2013

Gavan Kelly Pt.2: International solidarity plays a key role in helping Palestinian prisoners fight for their rights, in the face of an arbitrary Israeli military court system