Isabelle Nastasia

Activist Organization Launches Fake 'Gap Does More' Campaign to Challenge the Company's Labor Practices

Online organizing doesn’t create substantive change. Hashtag activism is a waste of time. These sentiments frequently echo through the halls of activist communities trying to understand the role that technology, the Internet and social media play in our movements.

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Here, Us, Now: Students Come Together This Week to Build a Powerful Nationwide Movement

In 1961, busloads of students, sick and tired of Jim Crow segregation, boarded buses to the South to demand an end to segregation. These students exposed themselves to the constant threat of death, via beatings at the hands of vigilantes and white supremacist groups, and in jail, where the police were the perpetrators of the violence against them. Then, in spite of their sacrifice, their actions were condemned as "unpatriotic" by President John F. Kennedy because of the embarrassment they caused the country in the era of the Cold War.

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