Protest - Revolt

16/05/22
Author: 
William I. Robinson
Capitalism is pushing to expand on the backs of working masses who can tolerate no more hardship and deprivation. AYO WALKER / TRUTHOUT; ADAPTED; JASON ARMOND / LOS ANGELES TIMES, SALMAN ALI/HINDUSTAN TIMES AND DANIEL ROMERO / LONG VISUAL PRESS / UNIVERSAL IMAGES GROUP, VIA GETTY IMAGES

Unfortunately, this article doesn't make reference to right-wing "anti-vaxxer" and related protests, comparing them to, and distinguishing them from, the progressive protests covered here. But there is a lot of good info, and the last sentence of the article poses the key strategic task for all of us.

   -- Gene McGuckin

May 14 2022

14/05/22
Author: 
UNITE HERE Local 40
Hilton Metrotown Workers Win Contract Ending B.C.’s Longest Hotel Lockout

May, 14, 2022

VICTORY!!

Hilton Metrotown Workers Win Contract Ending B.C.’s Longest Hotel Lockout

97 Terminated Staff Win Right to Return to Jobs

This past Wednesday, May 11, locked out Hilton Metrotown hotel workers voted to ratify a new contract by a 98% yes vote. The vote to approve this groundbreaking three-year collective bargaining agreement ends the picket line outside of the hotel and returns staff to their jobs. The 391-day lockout at Hilton Metrotown has been the longest hotel lockout in B.C.’s history.

09/05/22
Author: 
Kenny Stancil
Police officers pepper spray a woman next to the Colorado State Capitol as protests against the killing of George Floyd continue on May 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

May 6, 2022

"Bad training is instilling bad behavior," said one criminal justice reform advocate.

Hundreds of cops across the United States have been taught by individuals who espouse far-right extremist views, according to a new investigation that was published Friday to sound the alarm on a burgeoning and unregulated private training industry.

07/05/22
Author: 
Melody Jacobson
The Rent Strike Bargain campaign aims to organize tenants' groups in B.C. cities with large corporate landlords. (Rent Strike Bargain Collective)

May 1, 2022

Vancouver Tenants Union lobbies government for right to represent renters

A recent victory for tenants in San Francisco is bolstering the organizers of a would-be union for tenants in B.C. seeking to mobilize renters looking for protection from unreasonable rates and conditions.

03/05/22
Author: 
Julia Conley
Childcare worker Debbie James-Dean sits with children at a Kids Are Us Learning Center in Southeast Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2017. In New Mexico, families earning up to $111,000 per year are now eligible for a pilot program providing free child care. (Photo: Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

May 2, 2022

"We need federal dollars to make this happen everywhere in this country," said one advocate.

With millions of parents across the U.S. forced to leave the workforce due to an inability to find affordable child care during the coronavirus pandemic, families making up to $111,000 per year in New Mexico are set to benefit from a pilot program that went into effect May 1 waiving all child care payments for more than a year.

01/05/22
Author: 
Michelle Gamage
‘If I have to get arrested again then I’ll get arrested again. My orders come from my Elders not from the courts or the prime minister’s oil lobby,’ says Black Bear Warrior. Photo by David Cooper.

Apr. 27, 2022

Seven activists reflect on risking arrest and serving time.

Climate protesters have been in the news a lot recently, defying long-standing injunctions they say benefit corporations and snarling traffic to raise awareness for their campaigns.

01/05/22
Author: 
Robert R. Raymond
Sutter Health nurses and health care workers hold signs as they participate in a one day strike outside of the California Pacific Medical Center Van Ness Campus on April 18, 2022, in San Francisco, California. JUSTIN SULLIVAN / GETTY IMAGES

People in Los Angeles are launching a “municipalist movement” on May 1 with the aim of democratizing U.S. cities.

Apr. 30, 2022

s we continue to watch federal and state governments fail us on issue after issue — from climate change to voting rights to even the most basic of human rights, such as the right to an abortion — a growing movement of change-makers are beginning to look closer to home for ways to exercise political agency and to reshape their world.

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