Fearless Cities: the new urban movements

As dusk sets on a warm June evening in Barcelona, an enthusiastic crowd of activists, young people, pensioners and political tourists settles down to watch a conversation between Ada Colau and Manuela Carmena. The mayors of Barcelona and Madrid were elected as part of a political tide that has swept...

Oh My: Leftist Southern Poverty Law Center Mentions Charlottesville White Supremacist Organizer as Former Occupy …

According to the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC], one of the white supremacist organizers of Saturday’s rally in Charlottesville is a former Occupy Wall Street activist and supporter of Barack Obama.  Jason Kessler is listed with SPLC as an “extremist.” Here’s an...

On the Alt-Right and the ‘Alt-Left’

In one of his several press appearances addressing last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, President Trump asked, “What about the ‘alt-left’?” — a question that a few on the right have taken up, along with the label. A quick thought. Obviously, “alt-left” is intended to suggest the...

Years of protest changing how police, sheriff’s officers keep people safe, protect rights

High-profile confrontations in recent years have changed how local law enforcement responds when faced with crowds of protesters. Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews addressed the issue Tuesday, noting that his staff talked about how to safely respond to Monday’s protest in downtown Durham and about the...

Arkansas-linked Charlottesville marcher identified, apologizes to those misidentified

click to enlarge DODSON: Marching in Charlottesville. The Arkansas Times has identified the man photographed wearing an “Arkansas Engineering” T-shirt at a white...

What is ‘antifa?’ Virginia clashes bring attention to anti-fascist movement

The deadly white nationalist demonstration in Virginia has brought new attention to an anti-fascist movement whose black-clad, bandanna-wearing members have been a regular presence at protests around the country in the last year. Members of the “antifa” movement were among those protesting the...

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