Ben Manski

Ben Manski (JD, MA) studies social movements, constitutionalism, and democracy in order to better understand and strengthen democratization. Manski practiced public interest law for eight years and is nearing completion of a PhD in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the founder of the Liberty Tree Foundation, an Associate Fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies, a Research Assistant with the Earth Research Institute, and a Research Fellow with the Next System Project.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
DHS Immigration Memo Underscores Urgent Need for National Guard Reform
A general alarm has risen in response to the recently leaked draft memo from Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly outlining steps for the deployment of National Guard units, as well as other measures, across vast regions of the country to hunt down and detain those suspected of...
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Seattle WTO Uprising Still a Force in World Events, 15 Years Later
It was the uprising that began the 21st century. One hundred thousand people gathered in Seattle, Washington to shut down a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The result? Instead of launching a so-called “Millenium Round” of negotiations among global elites about the future of world...
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Saturday, July 13, 2013
What Snowden Taught Us About American freedom
Earlier this month, as Americans celebrated our Independence Day holiday, the true scope of American independence became visible.
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Monday, October 03, 2011
The Protest Wave: Why the Political Class Can’t Understand Our Demands
The protests that began in Wisconsin this year, and which now also fill the streets of Manhattan, Boston, Chicago, and this week, Washington D.C., have gotten the attention of the American political class. And how could they not? 2011 is becoming a remake of the 1999 Battle of Seattle, except this time the protests are ongoing, national and global, and the target is not just the World Trade Organization, but the entire edifice of corporate capitalism.
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