Protest - Revolt

Larry Buchanan, Quoctrung Bui and Jugal K. Patel

July 3, 2020

 [See charts and maps with original at link.]

The recent Black Lives Matter protests  peaked on June 6, when half a million people turned out in nearly 550 places across the United States. That was a single day in more than a month of protests that still continue to today.

Tom Perkins
 Chicago police officers gather as curfew nears during a demonstration in early June. Photograph: Natasha Moustache/Getty Images
23 June 2020

Guardian analysis shows how organizations and officers in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago work against reform

Police unions and officers active in America’s three largest cities spend tens of millions of dollars annually to influence law enforcement policy and thwart pushes for reform, a Guardian analysis of local, county, state and federal campaign finance records found.

ILWU Local 500
Posted on June 16, 2020

Longshore Will Observe Juneteenth

Work Will Stop for 8 Hours on Historic

In solidarity with ILWU International, there will be no work on the 8 AM shift of Friday, June 19, 2020 as we are supporting anti-racism – what this Union is founded on.

Black Lives Matter

This important march is at Jack Pool Plaza tomorrow  (4PM on June 19).



Back in 2017,  Jamie Margolin, a Seattle high school student, founded an organization called Future Voters for 350ppm. (“Future voters” meaning young people who can’t vote yet, and “350 ppm” referring to a safe level of atmospheric carbon dioxide that the world blew past long ago). But things didn’t go as planned, and the group ended up being short-lived.

Jennifer Koshan, Lisa Silver, and Jonnette Watson Hamilton
University of Calgary - Faculty of Law -

June 9, 2020

 PDF Version: Protests Matter: A Charter Critique of Alberta’s Bill 1

Bill Commented On: Bill 1, the Critical Infrastructure Defence Act, 30th Legislature, 2nd Session (2020)

Jeff Schechtman
‘US News & World Report’ photograph of soldier standing guard on the corner of 7th & N Street NW in Washington, DC, with the ruins of buildings destroyed during the riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 8, 1968. Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris (D-OK) with members of the Kerner Commission (inset). Photo credit: Library of Congress / Wikimedia and Library of Congress / Wikimedia

June 5, 2020

Reading Time: 12 minutes

Today we’re facing the exact same questions that Americans were asking just over fifty years ago, in 1967 and 1968, as riots took place all across America, resulting in over 70 dead and untold injured. 

In order to understand how civil unrest had reached such proportions, and how to prevent it from occurring in the future, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders — known as the Kerner Commission, after its chairman, Otto Kerner Jr., who was governor of Illinois at the time. 

Caitlin Johnstone
US flag with soldiers
June 4, 2020

We are witnessing the head-on collision between the story America’s political, media and educational institutions tell Americans about what their country is, and the reality of what their country actually is.

I have a bedtime story for you.


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