Shakur’s generation of radical Black activists represents the sun around which the modern American state orbits, or to say it more plainly, the late 20th century’s most democratizing social movements were in collusion with Black militancy.
Making the shift to a clean energy economy, one that centers justice and strength, strengthens communities, is a fear that will take all of us. It will need a diversit of skill sets, ideas, approaches and people to make it happen.
“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” ― Howard Zinn
Take a look at 65 recent searing books about corporate violence and malfeasance, crushing influence over our electoral and political systems, and expanding immunities from law enforcement and public accountability.
"In the “red” states such as Texas and Florida laws are being passed to suppress voting, outlaw abortion, forbid honest discussion of white systemic racism in public education, ban local governments and school districts from enforcing minimum wage ordinances, prohibit local vaccine and mask mandates, cut pandemic-related unemployment benefits, reject federal Medicaid dollars to help the poor receive health care, and persecute undocumented workers and their families."
The U.S. is a divided nation, one grounded in inequality. In a 2020 (but pre-Covid) report, Pew Research noted, “economic inequality, whether measured through the gaps in income or wealth between richer and poorer households, continues to widen.”
Noam Chomsky addresses the current state of the American Empire after the attack on the capital on Jan 6, 2021. His new book: “Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance.”
Four knowledgeable activists discuss the current state of the nation and what faces us as we move into the Biden administration: strategies and taking action.
ON THE RT SHOW THIS WEEK, CHRIS HEDGES TALKS TO MORAL PHILOSOPHER, DR. CORNEL WEST, ABOUT WHAT WE CAN LEARN ABOUT AMERICA’S EXISTENTIAL CRISIS AFTER WITNESSING ENRAGED SUPPORTERS OF DONALD TRUMP STORMING THE CAPITOL
Speakers: Leonardo Flores, Latin America Campaign Coordinator CODEPINK; Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence; Andy Shallal, Busboys and Poets; Rich Whitney, Green Party Peace Action Committee; Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK.