The Resistance Report is a trusted and growing outlet for movement building news, analysis, interviews and editorial commentary. Creator and host Dennis Trainor, Jr was active in the Occupy movement and helped plan the Occupation of Washington, DC at Freedom Plaza. He wrote and directed the critically acclaimed documentary, American Autumn: an Occudoc, and is currently working on a documentary for Move To Amend. Produced by Acronym TV in conjunction with Popular Resistance, you can find The Resistance Report right here every Saturday at noon (EST). A full archive of episodes is below.
By Eleanor Goldfield for Occupy – This week, regulation is the name of the game if you want to hold corporations accountable and keep them in line with the interests of people and planet. Sadly, there’s one serious hurdle standing between us and regulation, and it has to do with how much your life is worth. Next up, find a May Day action near you – and while you’re at it, paint and spray your message of change in supervillain coup de art. But first, here’s my 2 cents – on 20 dollars.
By Dennis Trainor, Jr. for Acronym TV – There is a growing consensus that the crisis facing us across multiple fronts: environmental justice, racial justice, wealth inequality and more are both interconnected and systemic, meaning that Capitalism not only has no answers for these crisis, but these myriad crisis themselves are built into the system. Dana Brown, the National Teach-Ins Coordinator for the Next System project, joins Dennis for an interview about the end of capitalism and navigates the “reform or revolution” framework during the height of primary season.
By Dennis Trainor, Jr. for Acronym Journal – This week, Dennis interviews Shaleece Haas, Director of the new documentary REAL BOY (www.RealBoymovie.com). It is a film about “the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice—as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. As he navigates the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the love and support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child’s transition. Along the way, Bennett forges a powerful friendship with his idol, Joe Stevens, a celebrated transgender musician with his own demons to fight.”
By Staff of Occupy – This week: Three things you gotta know and consider about the Panama Papers and no, it has nothing to do with Putin. Then, we have a special interview with Joe Corre – anti-fracking activist in the UK that’s using his celebrity to stand up to big oil, gas and capitalism. But first, escape. **We have front lines coverage from Democracy Spring
By Dennis Trainor, Jr. for The Acronym Jorunal – The Obama administration has long called itself the most transparent administration in history. But newly released Department of Justice (DOJ) documents show that the White House has actually worked aggressively behind the scenes to scuttle congressional reforms designed to give the public better access to information possessed by the federal government.
By Staff of Occupy – This week, the climate crisis IS a reproductive crisis. The founders of Conceivable Future talk to us about the intersectionality of parenthood and climate change. Next up, the Drug War has wreaked decades of havoc in our country – but what about Latin America? School of the Americas Watch and the Peace, Life & Justice Caravan hi-light this southern path of destruction and invite you to join in the fight against both the drug war and the violent US-backed crusades in South America, Central America and Mexico. Finally, let’s get cozy and dissent. But first, I’d need less money if I had some more…
By Staff of Occupy – This week, the Grand Canyon is so breathtaking and gorgeous that we just can’t stand it any longer. Let’s talk about the two big plans to destroy this pristine beauty and what you can do about it. Next up, Monsanto is poisoning people, but that’s nothing new. And after four decades, one measly clause in a house bill could wipe their legal slate clean. Finally, Daniel Lee has occupied the streets, organized and appeared at rallies and actions for years. Now, he’s taking that fight into a bid for political office. But first, an ode to a stoic beauty.
By Chris Hedges. Welcome to Days of Revolt. We’re filming this segment in New York City, and we’re going to be discussing the effects of the agricul–the agricultural corporations, in particular in Salinas, California. What they have done to communities, to grassroots democratic movements, and how in this microcosm of Salinas they are reconfiguring the city along the lines of neoliberalism in a way that, of course, communities and cities across this country are being reconfigured. Joining me in the studio is Jose Castaneda. He is an independent radical city councilperson who big business has made war against. And Anthony Prince, an attorney who has been working with groups in Salinas to fight back against the power of big business, and all the ways that they are distorting life within the city, including of course going after what has become a large homeless population. Thank you, Jose, and thank you, Anthony.
By Eleanor Goldfield for Occupy – This week – I’ll tell you what I’m not covering and then I think it’s about time I uncovered those moments and times on the front lines — that suck — when the powers that be unleash their flailing pawns to break us and stop us. As we recognize the need to recognize our own and each other’s health and wellness, hear the tale of two activists who are neither broken nor stopping. And lastly but most of the budget – our military. But first, I am a hypocrite.
By Dennis Trainor, Jr. for Acronym TV – This week on Acronym TV – Congressional hearings on the Flint water crisis were convened on Wednesday but two of the people on the top of the list of people who should be on the hot seat were not there. – Sh*t Super Bowl Commercials Say – Iowa Caucus: Is This What Democracy Looks Like? – Obama Signs TPP; Worldwide Protests Ensue
By Eleanor Goldfield for Occupy – This week we passed the five-year anniversary of Tahrir Square but do we even know – or care – what’s happening there now, and do we see the parallels with what’s going on right here? Occupy.com speaks with an Egyptian activist who sets the record straight on the past and the present. Next up, it’s the week to stand strong on the frontlines against corporate takeover. And finally, this low life scum is not something you can see, taste or have probably even heard of – but it’s poisoning more than half our country and here’s what you can do about it. But first, allow me to not be polite, but poetic.
By Abby Martin for Tele Sur – The war in Syria is an unparalleled crisis. It has gone far beyond an internal political struggle, and is marked by a complex array of forces that the U.S. Empire hopes to command: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kurdistan, Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and more. To simplify this web of enemies and friends, Abby Martin interviews Dr. Vijay Prashad, professor of International Studies at Trinity College and author of several books.
By Dennis Trainor Jr. for Acronym Tv – As we near the 43rd anniversary of Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court is getting ready to hear a case that could radically restrict the number of women’s health care facilities in the United States and may make abortion services inaccessible in many parts of the country. Before the Supreme Court will hear that case, radical religious extremists from all over the country will come to Washington, D.C. for the annual ‘March for Life’. Sunsara Taylor, the initiator behind the group Stop Patriarchy calls the march a “march for forced motherhood.” Taylor is leading the counter protests in Washington DC, and sat down with Dennis Trainor, Jr for this extended conversation just before the “March for Life.”
By Eleanor Goldfield for Occupy – We are OBSESSED with the presidential elections – and by we, I mean corporatized media ergo the American people by a very sick osmosis. There’s more to 2016 (and indeed to 2015) than who ends up in the White House. Much more. Meanwhile, let’s do some fact checking and lie wrecking post-state of the union and mid-presidential primary madness. Plus a few suggestions on what you can do to break away from this red white and blue rat race. Finally, Mark Pershin wants you to eat LESS meat, in the interest of saving the planet. But first, deeds not words.
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