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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. This landmark global agreement was adopted in New York on 7 July 2017.

How to Resist Trump's Shock Doctrine

A major crisis could redraw the political map overnight, explains Naomi Klein, giving Trump and his crew free rein to ram through their most extreme ideas. But these tactics can be resisted. See short video here. https://interc.pt/2rrVKee

Grace Lee Boggs, at 100 years, remembered

Her vision and analysis from her last days, here from 2014, as true as ever. more

 

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Keepers of the Fire: Fostering Dialogue to Change Sexism

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A Vision for Black Lives

Who's got what in the USA?

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

"Project Unspeakable"

a theatrical work on the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. more...

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

"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.

Welcome to the Women and Life on Earth internet project

on women and peace, ecology and global justice worldwide. more 
Active in Germany for a decade, we continue as part of the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice, based in Western Massachusetts. In November 2017 we are back in Germany to report on citizen action before, during and after the World Climate Change Conference in Bonn. more After the conference, we are have a week of meetings and talks in Berlin. Our reports from Germany thus far:
System Change not Climate Change
 November 16, 2017

From the Connecticut River to the Rhine: local reporting for climate action November 11, 2017


Thanks to Cliff DuRand, globaljusticecenter.org   and popularresistance.org for this turkey, and article, The Thanksgiving Myth, on the iconic US-American holiday.

Excerpt here:..."Much of the bounty celebrated on Thanksgiving Day is the fruit of the land we stole from the natives, created by the labor of slaves, their descendants and the waves of immigrants that continue to this day. It is the fruit of exploitation, not brotherhood. It is this sordid history that the Thanksgiving narrative ignores.

Yet, for all that, there is something true in the Thanksgiving Myth. We have to understand that a myth is not history. It does not tell us what we have done; it tells us what we want to be. By celebrating Thanksgiving we are reminding ourselves of the values we want to uphold in our lives and as a people." ... 

Other Thanksgiving Day articles of interest:
The Mourning Road To Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, Skip the Turkey

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August 09, 2015

Popular Resistance Newsletter: Remembering Through Action

"This week, memorials were held to mark the one year anniversary of the murder of Mike Brown which sparked the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The United States has been at war since the founding, both at home and abroad."

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org
August 8th, 2015

Newsletter: Remembering Through Action

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"Black Lives Matter is bigger than police brutality

This weekend there are events in Ferguson to mark the anniversary of the deaths of Mike Brown, Kajieme Powell and others. Organizers and activists are reflecting on what the last year has meant. Tef Poe and Kayla Reed were interviewed about it and Pamela Merritt gave her views. Click here to read more about the events and take the action pledge.

It was a year ago that we saw the tweets showing Mike Brown’s body lying in the middle of the street, left there for more than four hours after he was killed by Officer Darren Wilson. The Black Lives Matter movement, which had been percolating for decades, took off with marches in Ferguson that were met with an over-reaction by heavily militarized police leading to the Ferguson Rebellion and solidarity actions across the country.

This was a classic ‘take off’ moment as we described in “Major Social Transformation Is Closer Than You May Think” which was based on Bill Moyer’s “Eight Stages Of Successful Social Movements.” Another classic ‘take off’ was the Occupy Movement in 2011 which brought wealth inequality and political corruption to the public dialog. Now both fronts of struggle, which are part of the movement for social, economic, racial and environmental justice, are continuing to create national consensus around the issues.

The Black Lives Matter movement changed the conversation about racism in the United States and brought White Supremacy, which Herbert Dyer, Jr. describes as an inherent part of the “entire social, political, cultural and economic ‘American’ milieu,” to the forefront. Now we are counting the number of black and brown people who are being killed by police (638 this year at last count). A new poll shows that more than three out of five blacks in the US are either mistreated by police or have a family member who was mistreated. And over the past year, 40 laws have been passed in 24 states to address police behavior."...
Read full posting here

Here's a link to Bill Moyer's "The 8 Stages Of Successful Social-Political Movements," originally posted by PopularResistance.org  on December 26, 2013.

"Bill Moyer (September 17, 1933 – October 21, 2002), was a United States social change activist who was a principal organizer in the 1966 Chicago Open Housing Movement. He was an author, and a founding member of the Movement for a New Society."
Source:
Wikipedia (Moyer is not to be confused with the American journalist and politician, Bill Moyers.)

 

 


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