Mid-term election update, plus a report on slavery in America today, for profit prisons with inmates working for pennies on the dollar. Plus an opportunity to meet & support Matthew McQueen in Dist. 50.
We had been restored by our Road Trip, meeting so many inspiring folks doing things that if brought to scale could demonstrate a new path toward equity and justice. And then the Sunday NY Times happened.
Two actions sought today: support for adoption of sensible ID laws in NM and a call for the City to engage in meaningful outreach and planning with youth, low-income workers and working families. You are needed today.
Today we report on the immense challenge posed by a fortified oligarchy, the inspiring work of activists on the ground, an emerging new vision of what REAL transformation could look like, plus a shot at the lack of vision & courage of Dem. Party centrists.
Everywhere we go on the Road Trip, cities are grappling with affordable housing crunches much like those in Santa Fe. Today, we share some general themes and what is being done in cities across the nation and how they apply to NM.
Report on last week’s actions, the challenges ahead, and actions for this week, including an urgent request for support for reunifying immigrant families in from Lutheran Family Services in Otero County.
Saturday’s post republishes a Green Fire Times article by Lena Hakim focusing on the value of personal sacrifice and change in personal behavior as a means of challenging the status quo. I add a few comments, but otherwise let Lena’s article speak for itself.
Monday: one hour, one hearing, it is time for Retake supporters to show up and then allow our allies from Dreamers and Somos to speak for themselves while we show support. A week for action and solidarity is coming. Wish we were with you.
This post includes a vision of a radically new future from Jackson, MS (with a 20 minute video), a profile of a radical volunteer run community collective in Montreal, and a brief snippet on Beto O’Rourke’s radical Texas campaign. Great stuff.
Reflections on the reported “progress” in Entrada negotiations, actions for the coming week, and links & summaries of last week’s three important blogs describing an approach to green affordable housing development that may be relevant to NM.