Three sociologists, an economist, two Rabbis and a Unitarian are riding in the back of a paddy-wagon. No joke. So what do they talk about? Carbon caps and carbon taxes, distributive justice, no-growth economic models, the environmental consequences of war, the state of the Movement, faith-based organizing, monkey-wrenching. Almost everything under the sun and the sun too.
We will gather for action in New York City, Chicago, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Des Moines, Western Massachusetts, and other cities domestically and internationally next week to denounce the barbaric practice of torture and indefinite detention and to demand justice for the men at Guantanamo.
Title: Colombia Program Coordinator
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
It only makes sense in the age of omnipresent consumerism that online shopping portals would become an arena for social commentary and resistance. Welcome to the world of parody reviews!
I write from Washington, where tomorrow I will risk arrest in front of the White House. Together with other members of the Interfaith Moral Action on Climate (IMAC), at noon on Thursday I will engage in nonviolent civil disobedience to make clear to President Obama that his inspired pledge to halt the destruction of the Earth from climate change requires that he take bold and courageous actions, including rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
As religious leaders and individuals, we recognize the moral imperative of taking unified, visible action to ensure that our national leaders act responsibly to address climate change.
Ten years ago, in March of 2003, Iraqis braced themselves for the anticipated “Shock and Awe” attacks that the U.S. was planning to launch against them. The media buildup for the attack assured Iraqis that barbarous assaults were looming. I was living in Baghdad at the time, along with other Voices in the Wilderness activists determined to remain in Iraq, come what may.
Today starts the historic Stop and Frisk trial, Floyd v. City of New York, which challenges the New York Police Department’s practice of stopping, questioning, and frisking individuals in building hallways and on city streets.