Tag Archives: environmental racism

Criminalizing Black Protest: When We Resist

“That’s incredible that you were really just showing them that you left this all over Texas, left it all over the world, it’s probably going to be left over Louisiana, but you were charged with terrorism. So to your point, who’s the terrorist and the situation…”

Water Activists, Your White Privilege Is Showing

Right now in the Central Valley of California, where I live, millions of individuals are subjected to toxic water and air. They are either exhausted from fighting the white supremacist structure in the environmental justice space or by explaining to individuals with white privilege that the drought is not necessarily the biggest water crisis for millions of people of color and low-income communities in California.

From ‘Front-Lines of Climate Crisis,’ Gathering Calls for New Economy

At intersections of social and economic justice, hundreds gather in Richmond California to build strategy for a ‘just transition’ away from an economy that is ‘crashing planet.’ By Sarah Lazare, staff writer  Common Dreams  August 7, 2014 Opening Plenary to kick off the National Convening picturing Antonio Diaz, PODER; Pam Tau Lee; Jose Bravo, JTA; Lipo Chanthanasak, […]

Susu Jeffrey: Constant Growth—the Cancer Model, Southwest LRT v. Democracy

Public meeting on proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit Project 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 Anwatin Middle School auditorium, 256 Upton Avenue South, Minneapolis Directions: from Penn Avenue North, at the 4-way stop sign in “downtown” Bryn Mawr with Cuppa Java and the Mobil Station, go west on Laurel Avenue which starts past Bryn Mawr Market […]

Update: Cedar Lake Threatened by SW LRT (Minneapolis)

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
Updated April 25, 2014  Southwest LRT Meeting Rescheduled. Development has huge support among politicians especially in an election year.  But who is representing the water? . . . Sacrificing water for transportation is short-term. Southwest LRT Meeting Rescheduled Metropolitan Council/Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority hearing on municipal consent for…