Category Current Issues
Our movements tend to be reactive, not thinking three or five steps ahead, which is one of the reasons why we have President Trump. Sustainability requires intention, planning and approaching the work from a perspective of hope, but not shallow hope–not putting a smiley face on hard issues. If you approach hard issues with complexity […]
“A war with Iran would see it use its Chinese-supplied anti-ship missiles, mines and coastal artillery to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, which is the corridor for 20% of the world’s oil supply. Oil prices would double, perhaps triple, devastating the global economy.”
“Three years in, [the Democrats] still haven’t understood that it’s not business as usual. Right? They’ve had to be pushed every step of the way to show any real resistance to the extent that they have.”
“because the lie no longer keeps us safe.
The soft, suffocating lie—that shadow
cast by those who succumbed to fear.”
The following are links to activities in Venezuela this week from TelesurEnglish. December 29, 2019 News > Brazil Brazil to Grant Refuge to Attackers of Venezuelan Military Base teleSUR / MP The “unusual decision confirms the pattern of protection and complicity of U.S. satellite states to attack Venezuela’s peace,”… +++ December 29, 2019 News > Venezuela Venezuelan […]
“When a nation is guilty of military aggression, it is not those who prosecuted the war who should be honored, it is those who tried to stop it.”
The Struggle Continues
On the occasion of her 100th birthday, Polly shares some thoughts about gun control, the CIA, Holiday Hoop-la, positive corporate direction, and Iceland. By Polly Mann Southside Pride December 9, 2019 HOLIDAY HOOP-LA Among the many catalogs I receive at Christmas is one from Hammacher Schlemmer. Just why I don’t know. I’ve never bought so […]
Just as the invasion of Indigenous North America and the resultant slaughter of “Indigenous peoples may have changed Earth’s climate into a little ice age by 1600, today’s land theft, illegal mining and attacks on Indigenous sovereignty is a significant cause of global warming.”
“Aggressive policing is the bulwark of a segregated America.”
“The women cited violence in Israel and aggression towards Palestinians as the targets of the protest.”
The Forgotten Trauma of a Forgotten War As the World Looks Away, Death Stalks the Democratic Republic of Congo, by Nick Turse
With at least $24 trillion in gold, diamonds, tin, coltan, copper, cobalt, and other natural resources beneath the ground, it’s often assumed that Congo’s violence is intimately connected with the desire to control its mineral wealth. By Nick Turse Tom Dispatch October 10, 2019 GOMA, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo — The boy was sitting next to […]
Who are those who would sacrifice us on the altar of global capitalism? How did they amass the power to deny us a voice?
We celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Minnesota and across the country. We remember the past and protect the future.
Haiti: 4 More Dead in Longest Bout Of Protests Against President Telesur October 12, 2019 So far, around 17 people have died and almost two hundred have been injured in the month-long protests. At least four people have died and dozens were injured between Friday and Saturday in strong protests in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after police used tear gas to […]