Info on the Santa Fe plan for protest should Mueller be fired, as well as info on Poor People’s Campaign, and a call for support for Fischmann and Yazzie. It is time to canvass, call and contribute. Also at the end of the post, a video of Steve Pearce, just to motivate you to be engaged in the 2018 election. He could be our next Governor., smirking face and all.
Before diving in, please take a look our Actions & Alerts page. There is a Local Action Team meeting tonight at 6pm, an excellent conference at SFCC on getting money out of politics (the reason we need to examine civil disobedience as a viable strategy, and details on both the “If Mueller is fired local and national protest, AND the coming Poor People’s Campaign and how to sign up. Click here.
Pulitzer Winner Hedges Calls for Civil Disobedience. The Rev. Offers a Plan
Roxanne and I attended the Chris Hedges talk in ABQ yesterday and it was extraordinarily powerful and insightful. He spoke for 40 minutes and in that time laid out very clearly just how screwed we are and how systematic our getting screwed is. He made it clear that we are beyond the point where petitions, votes, emails and marches are sufficient. He made it clear that capitalism has commodified our natural resources, our people, and all that is sacred. And he made it clear that the forces of capitalism are beyond evil, they are the forces of death. Our death. I will write more on this on Tuesday, but today I want to alert you that our opportunity to go beyond the ballot box is coming. The Poor People’s Campaign is launching in one month with four actions announced and training and organizing meetings occurring in Taos and Española with Santa Fe not far behind. I am not aware of the schedule in ABQ and Las Cruces but will seek that info and share it. But it is time, my friends, past time. It is time for arrests; it is time to inconvenience the machine. It is time to speak truth to power and to apply power to power.
Hedges spoke of a time during the Viet Nam war when tens of thousands of protesters descended upon a White House surrounded by empty buses to prevent the protesters from breaching security and entering the White House. Nixon turned to Kissinger and said: “They are going to break through and get us.” We need to inject that fear in every national leader in America. Our earth and all we hold dear is slipping from us. Private prisons enslave millions who work for pennies; neighbors are being wrenched from their families and deported; missiles are bing launched; our state budget is awash with new revenue because we are pillorying our planet. We can no longer abide this and petitions are not enough.
Information on those events with dates and locations confirmed can be found below. Stay tuned for more.
Could This Be The Week Mueller is Fired? If so…..There are growing fears that Robert Mueller could be fired soon and so I want to remind our readers that there is a Santa Fe plan, aligned with a national movement, to protest the action. Many Republicans have noted that should Trump take this path, it will be the beginning of the end of his presidency. To me it seems not just suicide for Trump’s presidency, but also a death blow to any chances the GOP have of retaining the US House. But Trump has never been deterred by common sense or of fears of consequences.
RISE Stronger New Mexico has scheduled a rapid response #Resistance Action in Santa Fe if special prosecutor Robert Mueller is fired. The local event details will mirror national plan which can be found here: https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/search/?source=MFT/ The Santa Fe rally will begin hours after news breaks of a Mueller firing: If Mueller is fired BEFORE 2 P.M. local time —> events will begin @ 5 P.M. local time, If Mueller is fired AFTER 2 P.M. local time —> events will begin @ noon local time the following day. Our gathering place has been moved to the Railyard. Click hereto RSVP for this event. It is not a Facebook event, so anyone can sign up.
The Poor People’s Campaign Plan Unfolding in Taos, Española and Santa Fe. Wihle no dates have been set for training and organizing in Santa Fe, they will be announced very soon. The graphic at left provides the dates for actions planned at the Roundhouse. I am not sure when times and strategy will be announced but that could come with the Santa Fe planning and training sessions that I suspect will be announced in the coming days.
Paul & Roxanne