Much to share from last week, but from my view, Saturday’s and Sunday’s posts are the ones to go back to. Critiques of capitalism and colonization in the context of America’s most shameful histories: slavery and indigenous genocide.
Throughout Indian Market, Roxanne and I have been attending panels and rallies led by indigenous artists and activists. So, today we share two powerful videos focusing on colonization and climate change.
Four hundred years of slavery, Jim Crow, voter intimidation, mass incarceration, lynching, segregation, voter suppression, redlining and poverty. The NY Times shines the light on it all.
Today, we celebrate an all too rare win: the demise of the Verde Transmission Line. We also provide details on a unique and important Red Nation march in Santa Fe on Saturday
Despite Mid-Town planning going on forever, it has not engaged those most impacted by the development. What gives? And why is the City soliciting ideas before completing its economic analysis and community engagement process?
Roxanne kicked the conversation off with her post on how the right consistently disparages progressive policy as “radical” despite those policies being widely popular. We also covered the root causes of white male misogyny, racism, and xenophobia.
Today Stephen Colbert takes on the NRA, Trump, and US inability to address gun violence…one of his best lampoons. Then a look at Tom Steyer, Dem. presidential candidate. And closing with Nick Estes, author of The Red Deal and Our History is the Future.
We also link to an article on emerging efforts to quash dissent in the US, making protests against ICE, white supremacists, racists, and climate atrocities illegal, a chilling prospect to say the least.
Is it radical for government to organize our communal resources to effectively benefit the majority? Is it radical to use our resources to care for the sick, educate our children, protect our planet and support our seniors as they age?
For far too long, the right has controlled how the political conversation is framed, much to their advantage. Roxanne refutes the labels and frames commonly used by the right to disparage ideas embraced by most Americans.