We have entered an age of protest. Social media tools allow new ways to mobilize activists into public and private spaces and also provide new avenues for amplifying their actions. The Internet, when used properly, can drive activists to an action — or a worldwide coalition of actions — and then make sure thousands more people see and hear about them after. Using simple tools like hashtags, we can monitor the response to actions in real time in a way never possible before.
|By: Kit OConnell Saturday January 12, 2013 9:08 am|
|By: John Washington Wednesday May 23, 2012 2:50 pm|
FDL Dissenter’s Kevin Gosztola will give us some background information based on his coverage of the five activists arrested during a raid on a South Side Chicago apartment and held without charge. They were arrested during the night around 1 a.m. on May 17, along with four other activists who have since been released. Join our discussion on The NATO 5: Occupy & The War On Terror on Wednesday 5/23 at 8:00pm
|By: Siun Sunday May 20, 2012 6:00 pm|
@Jeff Sharlet summed it up today: @JeffSharlet Masked men in all black, wearing strange armor, refuse to ID selves, carrying sticks cld be weapons. Turns out cops have a black bloc, too. Chicago today looks so much like a police state – and feels like it too. On my way earlier to the anti-NATO rally, [...]
|By: John Washington Sunday May 20, 2012 4:45 pm|
Good Morning and welcome to our live coverage of the NATO Summit in Chicago, today looks to be action packed with a full agenda for attendees and activists. So far we have seen the full force of the police state with preemptive arrest, terrorism charges and vicious police brutality. Today is sure to bring more of the same with the largest march of the weekend kicking off the days events.
|By: Siun Saturday May 19, 2012 1:00 pm|
It’s very strange to have my home town host NATO and NONATO this weekend. Strange partly since my health limits my ability to be in the streets as part of NONATO and I so miss it. But also odd to have our usual daily routines interrupted by the hyper security state that Rahm and his friends decided we need to protect us from all that dangerous free speech that might take place this week.