The tools of nonviolent action and the skills of struggle are as vital to these times as reading, writing, and arithmetic. Training to use them is as essential as learning how to use a computer. The ability to boycott and strike is as important as the ability to drive a car. Every citizen who knows how to use email should also know how to protest, walk-out, shut-down, occupy, blockade, and more. This is the only way the power of the people can hold the power of oligarchs in check.
The Bill of Rights
December 15 is Bill of Rights Day. For 216 years, the Bill of Rights protected us from government intrusion into our private lives and guaranteed us free speech and due process of law. Since September 11, 2001, our government has diminished those freedoms in exchange for what it tells us is more security. On December 15, the 216th anniversary of our Bill of Rights, you can find a copy of the Bill of Rights at bordc.org and remind yourself of the liberties we the people are guaranteed.