Tag Archives: justice

BAR Book Forum: Keisha Blain’s “Set the World on Fire,” by Roberto Sirvent

“It is impossible to understand, or even fully appreciate, how black women have shaped national and global politics today without knowing the larger history.” Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor  Black Agenda Report  May 23, 2018 Keisha Blain In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. Today’s featured author […]

Chris Hedges | The Visionless Society

“Can there be a democracy when you don’t have a competitive electoral system?” he asked. “No. Can there be a democracy when people who come in second win the election? No. Can there be a democracy when it’s tougher to get on the ballot than in any other Western country in the world by an order of magnitude? No. Can there be a democracy when money rules? And not just the money that politicians raise, but the third-party money. No. Can there be a democracy when people have no influence on the military budget? No. It’s not subjected to hearings. It’s ratified on the floor of the House and Senate, but it doesn’t go through the appropriations process.

Kelly Hayes | Why I Threw Out My Speech for the Women’s March

“What comes from the heart reaches the heart. Period.”

Peaceful Revolutions and the Power of Disobedience

While most people support initiatives to reduce nuclear and environmental threats, many also have a clear sense — call it skepticism or realism — that neither climate change nor arms proliferation can be reversed by the use of traditional political channels alone.

Chris Hedges | Days of Revolt: Coping with Reality (Video)

[Hedges and DeChristopher] discuss how climate change has, and continues to trigger social tension and injustice, and the necessary ethical response on the part of humanity as a whole

From Ft. Benning to DC April 14-18, then on to the Border!

Save the date, and stay tuned for more details for this year’s legislative asks, actions, concert, and Border Mobilization workshop at the 2016 Spring Days of Action, April 14-18. Arturo J. Viscarra <arturo@soaw.org>, SOA Watch <soaw.org> February 24, 2016 | As you probably already know, SOA Watch is heading to Nogales, Arizona/Sonora this October for […]

VIDEO|The Empire Files: Native American Genocide and Survival with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Hear about the true story of native peoples’ plight — from genocide to re-education

▶ Mark Fiore: Plutonians of Color

Fiore: With more brutal killings and mysterious deaths while in police custody, it seems hardly a day goes by without a new dashboard camera video or protest calling out for justice. As these tragedies keep happening, I thought it might be helpful to look at our predicament from a few billion miles away.

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Cornel West: These Military Style Raids Are Unacceptable and Must Stop!

We call on everyone to join us, both in resisting these raids and in manifesting resistance in October that is powerful enough to change the way millions of people see the way the criminal justice system mistreats so many people. Cornel West. (photo: Vice News) By Cornel West and Carl Dix, Cornel West’s Blog readersupportednews.org  July […]

Peter Maass: Petraeus Plea Deal Reveals Two-Tier Justice System for Leaks

 As The New York Times noted today, the deal “allows Mr. Petraeus to focus on his lucrative post-government career as a partner in a private equity firm and a worldwide speaker on national security issues.”   BY PETER MAASS  The Intercept  March 3, 2015 David Petraeus, the former Army general and CIA director, admitted today […]

▶ Popular Resistance: 3,000 Rally at Mall of America, Police Shut Down Mall for Hours

Community demands end to police brutality and racial inequities affecting Black and brown Minnesotans Police Meet Peaceful Protesters in Full Riot Gear Protesters fill the rotunda of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota Saturday, December 20. (Photo courtesy of Black Lives Matter – Minneapolis) By Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, http://www.facebook.com  December 21st, 2014 Minneapolis, MN […]

Grace for Thanksgiving

                        Grace  by Rafael Jesús González Thanks & blessing be to the Sun & the Earth for this bread & this wine, this fruit, this meat, this salt, this food; thanks be & blessing to them who prepare it, who serve it; thanks & blessing to them who share it (& also the absent & […]

Robert Reich: Axioms for Organizers by Fred Ross, Sr.

Ross organized people to challenge police brutality, fight segregation, and become politically powerful…   Robert Reich Monday, September 15· Fred Ross, Sr., was probably the most influential (but little-known) community organizer in American history. It was Ross who first identified, recruited and trained Cesar Chavez to become a leader and an activist. Ross’s influence continues in […]

Wendell Berry on Nature and Politics

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Justice is for Everyone: Immigrant Rights Now!

Art by Ricardo Levins Morales rlmartstudio.com

Rebecca Solnit: The Arc of Justice and the Long Run Hope, History, and Unpredictability

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, The Future Needs Us By Rebecca Solnit  December 22, 2013  TomDispatch.com North American cicada nymphs live underground for 17 years before they emerge as adults. Many seeds stay dormant far longer than that before some disturbance makes them germinate. Some trees bear fruit long after the people who have planted them have died, […]

Pocket of Resistance – Music

Pocket of Resistance set at The Golden Mic, 10 April 2013  Nigel Parry·83 videos Published on Apr 11, 2013 Nigel Parry (guitar, vocals, songs); Peter Thomas (tabla) SETLIST 1. All Of This http://nigelparry.com/news/all-of-thi&#8230; 2. This Side Of Paradise (from “This Side Of Paradise”, 2001) http://nigelparry.com/news/this-side-&#8230; 3. Black & Blue (from “This Side Of Paradise”, 2001) http://nigelparry.com/news/black-and-&#8230; […]

Know Peace

Art by Ricardo Levins Morales. RLMartstudio.com.

Occupy Wall Street not Palestine by Mira Dabit from Ramallah

Occupy Wall Street not Palestine by Mira Dabit from Ramallah Submitted by Crystal Zevon on Tue, 02/28/2012   OccupyPeaceHouse.org In the heart of a revolution transcending one locale, what connects us? That question looms deep in my mind as I walk through the streets of Ramallah, a city I know so well. I look ahead and am […]

The Fantastic Success of Occupy Wall Street> Immanuel Wallerstein

The Fantastic Success of Occupy Wall Street IMMANUEL WALLERSTEIN   Commentary No. 315, Oct. 15, 2011 The Occupy Wall Street movement – for now it is a movement – is the most important political happening in the United States since the uprisings in 1968, whose direct descendant or continuation it is. Why it started in the […]