What has just begun at the Inauguration of Donald Trump is the class war to end all class wars. Lately I’ve been thinking that this election is indeed a class war, but it has nothing to do with “us”, the working class, the 99%. Rather it’s a class war amongst the Plutocrats, the billionaire class that… Read More Now It’s All of Us
Trump’s election means more police brutality towards black people Patrisse Cullors originally published https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/11/trump-election-black-lives-matter-police-brutality ‘Under Donald Trump, black lives will become even more vulnerable to state violence.’ Black Lives Matter demonstrators protest the killing of Joshua Beal by an off duty Chicago police officer. Photograph: E. Jason Wambsgans/AP Donald Trump has won the presidency. But did… Read More BLM and Native American Latino Muslim LGBT and Gender Liberation
Breaking: Activists Reportedly Shut Down Five Pipelines Carrying Tar Sands Oil Into U.S. Originally posted at democracynow.org This is viewer supported news Climate activists are claiming they have shut down all tar sands oil coming into the United States by manually turning off pipelines in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and Washington state. According to a statement posted… Read More DN: Activists Shut Down Five Pipelines Carrying Tar Sands Oil Into U.S.
This interview with Alicia Garza on the evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement shows that it is not a single movement, but a diverse coalition of more than 50 organizations. The diversity of the movement in its tactics and strategies contributes to its strength and effectiveness. I post this article and similar articles on… Read More BLM: A Movement of Movements
Reflections on a Decade of Indigenous Solidarity Organizing By Liza Minno Bloom & Berkley Carnine, CounterPunch Editor: this article is an excellent primer on how to dismantle the ‘white settler mindset’ in order to work effectively with indigenous peoples on land-based struggles. Posted on October 4, 2016 Since 2008, Liza Minno Bloom and Berkley Carnine have worked with… Read More Towards Decolonization and Settler Responsibility
North Dakota is just the beginning. Jack Jenkins Senior Religion Reporter at ThinkProgress. Demonstrators in Canon Ball protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. CREDIT: Flickr/Joe Brusky When Pua Case landed in North Dakota to join the ongoing Standing Rock protests in September, she, like thousands of other participants, had come to defend the land. Masses of indigenous people and… Read More The growing indigenous spiritual movement that could save the planet
Editor: I’m posting this article because I came close to personally experiencing the drought and scarcity of water while living in Nova Scotia. Yarmouth and the southern-most county in the Province went through a severe drought this summer. For weeks the wells ran dry and residents did not have water to drink, to cook, or to wash. But… Read More The Water Crisis: When the Well Runs Dry