august 2012

  Intellectuals & Their America Dissent, a quarterly magazine of politics and culture, invited several leading intellectuals to participate in a forum about the culture and politics of the US. Each participant was asked to respond to one or all of the following questions: 1. What relationship should American intellectuals have toward mass culture: television, […]

Welcome | august 2012

Dissent, the less popular sister-word of protesting, is not a term we hear often. We hear protesting a lot – maybe because it’s about action. But they’re both important. Dissent holds the voice of our movements; protesting brings the action of change to our communities. This month transform. looks at different facets of the protest […]

quote | july 2012

  “Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels — men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, we may never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”  Dwight D. Eisenhower – 34th President of the United States, Five-Star General

The People’s Media

“Public interest groups have waged a spirited campaign to prevent a corporate takeover of the Internet.” AT&T spared no expense in 2011 when it sought government approval of its $39 billion deal to acquire T-Mobile. The merger would have created a duopoly, leaving AT&T and Verizon in control of nearly 80 percent of the wireless […]

Occupying the Nation’s Attention, If Not Its Cities

Occupy woke us up to the blatant truth about the relationship between the haves and the have nots. And although the tents are gone, as Scott Neuman writes in this article, the movement itself continues. What surfaced last fall will not be forgotten or dismissed. What we saw was the beginning of transformation. Most of […]

Protest is Good for You

Written & Contributed by MamaDonna Henes I won’t be made useless I won’t be idle with despair —Jewel,  from “Hands”   The media likes to portray peace, environmental, human and animal rights protesters as a fringe element of whining malcontents teetering on the margins of proper society. The truth is that those who step forward […]