Posts Tagged ‘grassroots’

Anything is possible when we cover grassroots campaigns

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling really hopeful this week with the stunning news that Ben & Jerry’s is getting out of the occupied territories. And I’m so proud that Mondoweiss’s early coverage of the campaign gave it the oxygen it needed to grow when just about no one else would. I’m sure […]

NBC News Hit Piece on Grassroots Parents Battling K-12 Critical Race Theory Draws Fire

An NBC News hit piece on grassroots parents’ groups battling Critical Race Theory (CRT) and woke education in K-12 schools has drawn a flood of criticism. The piece, published Tuesday, titled “Critical Race Theory Battle Invades School Boards – with Help from Conservative Groups,” was written by Tyler Kingkade, Brandy Zadrozny, and Ben Collins, and […]

Only grassroots pressure will end Israel’s impunity for a massacre

Nobody defends Israel better than USA. When Israel massacres, USA has its back before and after. On Friday, Israeli forces massacred Palestinian protesters in Gaza. But Palestinian blood is very cheap in Israel. “If there was any concern, it was because soldiers couldn’t celebrate the [Passover] Seder”, wrote Gideon Levy in Haaretz, in his piece […]

Grassroots Movement Wins Millions In Fare Reductions For Portlanders

Policymakers often overlook the people they’re meant to serve. When people aren’t fairly treated or meaningfully involved in the decisions which impact them, it leads to environmental injustice. We see environmental injustice frequently in Portland, Oregon. The city is in a housing crisis of rapid gentrification, skyrocketing rents, and a record numbers of evictions. Portland’s […]

Only grassroots activism and global solidarity can bring justice to Palestine

Less than a week after Trump’s announcement, predictions that it  will inevitably lead to greater violence appear to be coming true as Israel clamps down on protesters taking to the streets.  By Sunday night, over 800 Palestinians were injured, and four killed, in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, as well as the Gaza Strip, which has come under […]

These Tiny Grassroots Movements Are Making a Big Bang

November 22nd, 2017 By Carolanne Wright Contributing writer for Wake Up World From Little Free Libraries to buy-nothing projects, these tiny grassroots movements are making a big bang. When my young daughter and I were in Washington D.C. last year, we stumbled upon a beautiful Little Free Library during our daily meandering through the city. We were […]

Going Underground – Can Art Save Us from Consumerism? w/ grassroots activist group Momentum

Going Underground – Can Art Save Us from Consumerism? w/ grassroots activist group Momentum Going Underground with Afshin Rattansiyoutube.com We speak to Barney Francis, co-curator of Momentums fringe event World Transformed Festival, about using art to protest corporate driven consumerism. LIKE Going Underground http://fb.me/GoingUndergroundRTFOLLOW Going Underground http://twitter.com/Underground_RTFOLLOW Afshin Rattansi http://twitter.com/AfshinRattansiFOLLOW on Instagram http://instagram.com/officialgoingund… View the […]

Invite Trainers And Prepare Your Community For Grassroots Direct Action Disaster Response

Above Photo: AP Photo/Jason Dearen …Growing Movement For Mutual Aid Climate Chaos is happening.  Adaptation and preparation are essential.  Grassroots disaster response will be more and more necessary as we see more catastrophes – infrastructure, economic, and ecological collapses – and as corporations and governments seek only to capitalize on the crises. That is why I am […]

“People’s Congress Of Resistance” Will Draw Together Grassroots Activists In September

Above Photo: (Photo: Ertyo5 / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Since election night 2016, the streets of the US have rung with resistance. People all over the country have woken up with the conviction that they must do something to fight inequality in all its forms. But many are wondering what it is they can do. […]

Venezuela’s Grassroots: “We Need to Lead the Revolution”

Above: Venezuela Commune A man painting a mural in the Ataroa commune (Voces Urgentes) Puebla, Mexico, June 15, 2017 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuelan grassroots activists say the upcoming National Constituent Assembly (ANC) could be a major step forward for the country’s commune movement and could deepen the Bolivarian revolution. Called by President Nicolas Maduro, the ANC will […]

Pacific Northwest Proving Grassroots Action Against Fossil Fuels Works

Above Photo: The Pacific Northwest is proving that grassroots action against the fossil fuel industry can work, and the strategies they’re using can be used anywhere. The region has seen a tsunami of fossil fuel infrastructure proposals in the last few years—from coal export, oil-by-rail, liquefied natural gas, and more. “And what we have seen happen very […]

The Pacific Northwest Is Proving Grassroots Action Against Fossil Fuels Can Work

Above Photo: The Pacific Northwest is proving that grassroots action against the fossil fuel industry can work, and the strategies they’re using can be used anywhere. The region has seen a tsunami of fossil fuel infrastructure proposals in the last few years—from coal export, oil-by-rail, liquefied natural gas, and more. “And what we have seen happen very […]

How grassroots activists defeated anti-BDS legislation in Maryland

Monday, April 10, 2017, marked a significant victory for social justice activism in the state of Maryland. After a vigorous and well-organized campaign, anti-BDS legislation was roundly defeated for the third time in four years. Like similar legislation that has been enacted in states across the U.S., Senate Bill 739 and House Bill 949 would […]

72,000 USD a Week Pay Rise for Queen Elizabeth

nsnbc : Queen Elizabeth, the monarch of the United Kingdom, is set to be given a 72,000 U.S. dollars a week pay rise under a formula devised centuries ago. The Queen’s income is based on a percentage of money earned by the Crown Estate, one of the wealthiest real estate owners in Britain. Courtesy Dominic […]

Ringleader in Abu Khdeir murder case convicted in Jerusalem court

Today, a Jerusalem district court convicted the ringleader of the 2014 murder of Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir who was abducted near his home in East Jerusalem and burned alive. The defendant, Yosef Haim Ben-David, 30, will be sentenced in the coming weeks. He along with two minors kidnapped Abu Khdeir and beat and killed the youth. […]

Watchdog audit finds billions in wasted dollars on Obamacare fiasco … Totally incompetent government let anyone sign up with no proof of anything

(NaturalNews) There is now yet another reason to be disgusted by the ongoing fiasco known as Obamacare: A new report from the Government Accountability Office has concluded that the federal government’s failure to properly monitor the eligibility of enrollees may have cost taxpayers billions in fraudulent payments. The problem stems from the inability […]

DarkSkyWatcher Caught Some Amazing Footage of Comet Debris Or Rocket Booster

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ACLU Brief: Military Continues To Harm Chelsea Manning’s Health

Print Friendly Above Photo: From PopularResistance.org. Last night, the ACLU filed an opposition brief in the case of Chelsea Manning’s medical care. The military finally began providing Manning hormones at the beginning of this year, but they are still requiring her to follow male grooming standards. ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio explained to me, “Chelsea has been fighting […]

Africa’s possible Exit from the ICC

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Several African nations, first and foremost South Africa, have signaled that AU member States have no advantage from being bound by the Rome Statutes and the International Criminal Court (ICC). The development comes in response to what a growing number of African policy makers denounce as the ICC’s selective prosecution and […]

SaLuSa via Mike Quinsey – October 23, 2015

Time moves ever faster and for you there never seems to be enough to do the tasks you have set yourselves. Yet you do manage and achieve so much in your work for the Light. There are so many of you spread across the world doing your bit to bring the Light to Earth. Your […]

Happy Breast Cancer Scam Month! Doctors regularly misdiagnose cancer to rake in big money for harmful treatments

(NaturalNews) National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in full swing, welcoming a barrage of pink advertising and pink products. As the pink is consumed, year after year, many are starting to wonder — “Where is all the money going?” It’s definitely not going toward education on preventive measures or spreading awareness about nutritious […]

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