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  1. Amid the Tumult in Durham
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Peter Gilbert (a rights attorney) and his wife Elena Everett,a non-profit organizer, had their house searched by Sheriff's officers in Durham when nobody was at home. It had to do with a demonstration of some 200 on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.
  2. Dealing with street harassment guide
    A guide for women with advice on how to effectively deal with sexual harrassment in public.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Harassment is: Any number of acts or comments which make you feel physically or sexually unsafe or uncomfortable. They can be made by people you have known for years or by perfect strangers.
  3. The Devil Operation 
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    A tale of corporate espionage unfolds in this exposé of torture, intimidation, and murder of Peruvian eco-activists and indigenous farmers. Shocking video footage, horrifying photos, and meticulous reports compiled by private security firms working for U.S. and British-owned gold mines are co-opted by the filmmakers to reveal the truth.
  4. How Right-Wing Extremists Stalk, Dox, and Harass Their Enemies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    How neo-Nazis in the U.S use the online chatroom Pony Power to harass anti-facist activists.
  5. John Pilger: The dirty war on WikiLeaks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    War by media, says current military doctrine, is as important as the battlefield. This is because the real enemy is the public at home, whose manipulation and deception is essential for starting an unpopular colonial war.
  6. The Making of Jericho Road
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
  7. The Movement Comes to Jena
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    The humid air felt electric as the sun ascended over the hundreds of buses idling a 20-mile stretch of Louisiana Route 49, the gateway to the rural hometown of the Jena 6. It was 6 AM, September 20, 2007 — the day Mychal Bell was initially scheduled to be sentenced for his role in the beating of a white classmate — and northeast central Louisiana, on the border of Mississippi, was looking anything but sleepy.
  8. Race and Class: What the Jena 6 Case Shows
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Some 50,000 people converged on the small Louisiana town of Jena on September 20. The protest shook up not only the two-stoplight town but sent a loud siren across the country. The 85% white population had never seen anything like this — a Black-led protest against modern-day racism.
  9. Racist Outrage at UMass-Amherst
    Against The Current vol. 114

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Over the past decade, students around the country have fought a conservative backlash on college campuses that has sought to reverse many gains won in the 1970s and 1980s. Along with attacks on labor studies, women's studies, and progressive student organizations, this has also included efforts to roll back affirmative action policies and programs for students of color.
  10. Rebels Without a Cause: The Assault on Academic Freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Examining current academic culture which falsely labels "words as violence" and how it is affecting acedemic freedom, notably by some who think of themselves as being on the left, who are employing totalitarian tactics which ultimately cause professional and economic harm.
  11. Religion and the Rise of Labor and Black Detroit
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Historians and other scholars have given Detroit plentiful attention, including some very important books, yet in this vital new study Angela Dillard manages to approach the Motor City’s past in several crucial yet previously neglected ways. What’s most valuable about the book is her attempt to encompass such subjects as race, labor radicalism, Black religion and the civil rights movement all in one narrative.
  12. Right-Wing Harassment Strategy Against Dems Detailed In Memo
    'Yell,' 'Stand Up And Shout Out,' 'Rattle Him'

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
  13. Stop-and-Frisk as a Policy of State Control Over Blacks and Latinos
    Hobbes on Trial in New York City

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Nicholas Peart is one of the plaintiffs in the federal class action lawsuit against the New York Police Department’s policy of stop-and-frisk, where officers use their power to roam the streets and stop, search and question people they believe may be connected to crime. Their allegation is that the application of this method is racially biased and unconstitutional.
  14. Winter Soldier 2008
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    More than 250 veterans and military families gathered from March 13-15 outside Washington, DC for the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Winter Soldier Investigation: Iraq and Afghanistan. Videos of their testimony on their experiences are posted at
  15. Women's Space, Contested Terrain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Lately I am struck by how easy, still, for men to behave however they desire. That in spite--indeed, sometimes because--of the women's movement, men still control so much of our public space with an arrogance that astounds me.

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