Lowell Votes to Divest From Fossil Fuels; Actually Listens to the People

In a Tuesday night vote, the Lowell City Council joined over a dozen other Massachusetts communities in calling for the Commonwealth to altogther divest its funds from fossil fuels. The move comes after a grassroots call to action led by 350MA, a Massachusetts environmental non-profit. In Lowell, the organization's victory was secured in part by … Continue reading Lowell Votes to Divest From Fossil Fuels; Actually Listens to the People

THIS SATURDAY – Come to Our Community Bloc Party – It’s Free (and you have nothing better to do)

Seriously, though. This runs 12-5 PM with FREE music (by DJ6PAC, no less), FREE games, FREE FOOD AND SOFT DRINKS, FREE solidarity - and MORE! Come and meet some of the good folks of CAJE you've been reading about and, as the sign says, bring your family and friends! Feel free to pass along. Really, … Continue reading THIS SATURDAY – Come to Our Community Bloc Party – It’s Free (and you have nothing better to do)

A Young Socialist Against Sectarianism

So according to an editor's note in the blog linked below, it turns out Paul Goodspeed may not actually be the only member of DSA in New Hampshire, after all - but regardless, he certainly represents them well. In a previous guest post for CNE, Goodspeed described his experiences attending the DSA's youth conference held this … Continue reading A Young Socialist Against Sectarianism

Direct Action > The Grievance Process

Saw this on Facebook today and I'm only just now realizing it's actually from October of last year. Nevertheless, it's great. In These Times interviews Stanley Aronowitz, lifelong labor activist, author, and CUNY graduate sociology professor, on the state of today's labor movement and the way ahead. Some highlights: "...[A]gitation for an anti-capitalist politics can’t wait … Continue reading Direct Action > The Grievance Process