Racism in America

#Black Lives Matter
http://blacklivesmatter.com/

Police violence goes unpunished. See:
The Worry And The Wait For Justice: What It Feels Like To Be A Black Mother Right Now
, by Mikki Kendall

NYPD Officer NOT Indicted for Chokehold Death of Eric Garner by Lauren McCauley  (Both posted on commondreams.org, Dec. 3, 2014)

See also: ColorOfChange: "We have a key opportunity to transform discriminatory and violent policing nationwide."

The Million Hoodies Movement for Justice was established in March 2012 in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin.

Climate crisis news

"Project Unspeakable"

offers scripts for a theatrical work on the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. more... Hear the late Margot Adler's NPR  report: 'Project Unspeakable' Asks The Big Question

Transition Times Blog

We are in a time of transition -- which way will it go? Follow this excellent blog from Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez: latest entry

The Economics of Happiness On Demand

ISEC is pleased to announce that The Economics of Happiness is now available for online viewing on demand. For a fee of US$5, the film can be streamed as often as you like over a one week period. Subtitled international versions may be offered soon. Watch here.

Who's got what in the USA?

Millions of people have watched this video on Wealth Inequality in America.

Artists Against Fracking

See Yoko and Sean Lennon and others in this excellent 7 minute video against hydraulic fracturing for gas. more

Living Downstream

"Living Downstream" new edition book and film

News from Africa

Through the voices of the peoples of Africa and the global South, Pambazuka Press and Pambazuka News disseminate analysis and debate on the struggle for freedom and justice. »Dust from our Eyes: An Unblinkered Look at Africa« by Joan Baxter. She discusses book here

"Money or Life: What makes us really rich"

Now in English! Free download (39 pages pdf) of a German essay by Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen on our relationship with the money economy -- and alternatives.

International Blogs

See Virtual Vita Nuova Jasmina Tešanović,  Serbian author, political activist (Women in Black, Code Pink), translator, and filmmaker.

Welcome to the Women and Life on Earth internet project

Women's Int'l League for Peace and Freedom 2015 Conference: Uniting a Global Movement of Women’s Power to Stop War

on women and peace, ecology and global justice. Remembering the 1979-82 Women and Life on Earth network based on ecological feminism. more  From 2002-2012 we were based in Germany, with contacts worldwide. With our archive in Berlin, we are ready to build in North America.

 

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January 26, 2015

Egypt: Crackdown on 4th anniversary of 'Arab Spring'

"Socialist and poet Shaimaa al-Sabbagh was one of several demonstrators reportedly killed by police over the weekend." [more...]

January 25, 2015

‘We are fed up!’: Thousands march against TTIP & GMOs in Berlin

"A broad alliance of farmers, ethical consumers, and anti-capitalist activists staged a march through Berlin that numbered up to 50,000, to denounce the proposed TTIP treaty between the US and EU, and mass farming technologies." [more...]

January 21, 2015

Responses to Pres. Obama's State of the Union address

Common Dreams offers the entire text of the speech, with pointed twitter comments from progressive and peace voices. See other women's voices too. [more...]

January 20, 2015

Rising Inequality and Climate Change: The Defining Challenges for Global Leaders in 2015

By Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International: "This is the year when we will have to set a course for action for a sustainable and just world." [more...]

January 15, 2015

January 15th, 2015: the 86th birthday anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered." [more...]

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