“The Facility” Is A Film About ICE Letting People Die

Take Action Now THE FACILITY, is a new film following immigrants detained in an infamous ICE facility as they protest the dire conditions inside. A documentary of life and protest inside the American gulag. By Charles Lenchner The Facility is a new film that follows the lives of men and women incarcerated by ICE. They are under lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, where authorities…

Reflections On This Year’s Palestine Day – By A Former Israeli Refusenik

Take Action Now 34 years ago, I was part of a group of young Israelis who refused to enforce the Occupation in Palestine while in uniform. What brought me to that point? A reflection for this year's UN-mandated International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. By Charles Lenchner About 34 years ago I willingly walked into the processing center for…

Best Union-Busting Inoculation Video EVER — Thank You John Oliver

Take Action Now Responding to Striketober, John Oliver produced the best report on union busting we've ever seen. Union supporters call it "inoculation". By Charles Lenchner October saw the largest number of workers on strike in years, and 2021 has seen a dramatic rise in coverage of unionization efforts. John Oliver, host of Last Week Tonight, took aim on his show at the efforts by…

Does Anyone Care About the Pandora Papers?

Take Action Now By Charles Lenchner Yesterday we published the original reporting about the Pandora Papers - a treasure trove of leaked documents about the rich and powerful evading taxes. The story itself has appeared all over the place (New York Times, The Guardian, Democracy Now!) but much of the impact will be felt more strongly in smaller, poorer countries with unaccountable leaders. One…

What’s Going On In El Salvador? Bukele’s Drift Towards Dictatorship

Take Action Now El Salvador's President, Nayib Bukele is making the headlines recently. In part, it reflects recent moves he's making to consolidate power and run for President again. But a few days ago he trolled the world by changing his Twitter profile to read 'dictator' instead of 'president.' It's clear that he represents a new fresh face for Latin American authoritarian politics. Social…

Occupy Wall Street Anniversary Compilation

Take Action Now Occupy Wall Street Anniversary Compilation Today is the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, an intense explosion of popular resistance that was part of a global uprising kicked off by the Arab Spring. Many excellent pieces have come out in recent days; we’re giving you some of the highlights. How Occupy Wall Street Reshaped America, by Michael Levitin Rewriting the…

Keystone XL, Standing Rock, Line 3: Pipeline Protests Shaping Our World

By Charles Lenchner Earlier this summer, President Biden put the kibosh on the hotly disputed last phase of the Keystone XL pipeline known as KXL. Thus ended one of the most significant mass climate-related conflicts in the last decade. In the summer of 2011, more than 1200 protestors were arrested in multiple actions, making it, at the time, one of the largest nonviolent civil disobedience…

Memories Of The Christmas Truce, 24-26 December, 1914

Take Action Now This Christmas, spare a moment for everyone trapped by war. Imagine a world where all are at peace. Compiled by Charles Lenchner “Dear Mother, I am writing from the trenches. It is 11 o'clock in the morning. Beside me is a coke fire, opposite me a 'dug-out' (wet) with straw in it. The ground is sloppy in the actual trench, but frozen elsewhere. In my mouth is a pipe presented…

Win Or Lose, India Walton Is Shaking Up Progressive Politics

Take Action Now By Charles Lenchner Today is Election Day in Buffalo, and while polls show more support for incumbent mayor Byron Brown, the nature of the race is such that polls are especially unreliable. India Walton, the working class woman who came from poverty to become a nurse, then a community organizer, is now a serious candidate who just might win. Her stunning primary victory in June…