As politics in the US shifts further to the right following the mid-term elections, a series of crises is rocking the planet. Yet where there are crises, there are also many forms of people’s resistance.
The names and stories of a slew of recent victims of extrajudicial executions, such as Eric Garner and Michael Brown, and the exoneration of their killers, have become widely known through the blowback of public fury.
America’s ruling elites are blatant in their intentions of maintaining “white privilege” at home and economic dominance by military means abroad.
When the people of Hernani, Spain, began a residential compost system, they weren’t looking to become heroes of the movement for climate justice.
The Drug War’s reach is global. As illicit drug use is on the rise in Vermont, another dimension of the Drug War is playing out with unprecedented violence south of the US-Mexico border. Join author Dawn Paley in Burlington, VT on Wednesday, December 17th for a book launch and discussion on her new book Drug War Capitalism.
The United States has become in the expression derived from onetime nautical practice a “loose cannon,” that is, a power whose actions are unpredictable, uncontrollable, and dangerous to itself and to others. As a result, it is trusted by almost no-one, even when many countries and political groups call upon it for assistance in specific ways in the short run.
There is a fire that burns within everyday people. Fueled when disrespected or dehumanized, this fire ignites when people in our community are shot and killed by police. It is nurtured when those same people realize they are not alone, and learn that this rage is shared by many.
On December 3rd over 25 community members and activists from various social justice organizations based in Burlington, VT convened in conjunction with #UStired2, a nationwide effort to demand that the US cut funding to Mexico following a wave of human rights rights violations in the country.