A timeline of police murders that allows you to visually explore police violence over time, spanning from 2020 to 1968.
Marcus Henderson at the CHAZ/CHOP gardens. (Photo credit: Sarah Hoffman/Crosscut) by Hayley Steele and Babs Babson THE SEATTLE PEOPLE’S GARDEN, CHAZ/CHOP – On June 9th, 2020, Seattle activists created CHAZ/CHOP, a police-free zone of organized protest in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Demands of the[…]
CAPITOL HILL AUTONOMOUS ZONE, EARTH Once you have an autonomous zone, what are you supposed to do with it? A little bit of everything, apparently. Walking around the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone today, I spotted folks painting murals, playing with soccer balls, staffing a[…]
Marginalized people, or really just those who are down on their luck, are especially reliant on people’s good will and good opinions of us because we need others’ help. This leaves us especially vulnerable to people who seek to take advantage. We can be manipulated by those who think we won’t realize that what they request is not normal. Or they may just think that they know best what’s good for us and not consider that we might have different ideas.
[Chileans] are demonstrating against structural adjustment polices, introduced at the point of a gun, during Pinochet’s bloody seventeen-year dictatorship. What we are witnessing today is a confrontation with this violent legacy of neoliberal capitalism. One of my first memories as a young child[…]
Bad Boys for Life, the third in the Bad Boys franchise, just hit theaters. So it’s a good time to remind you that Michael Bey’s sequel Bad Boys II was a big red warning flag of all that is wrong with America in 2020.
Did you know that the oldest millennials turn forty this year? The defining end and beginning of a generation is ambiguous. Some put the cutoff at those who graduated high school in 2000, others define it by ten-year periods, putting the start at those[…]
Don’t waste your time planning an ineffective rally. Here are the basic steps to follow to organize a smart protest campaign.
by Jordan Wilson This next month consists of several significant changes in your professional, spiritual, and romantic life. While we still may be in Sagittarius season, there is a lot of cardinal and forward-moving energy present in this next cycle. With the moon full[…]
I am a racist. I grew up white in apartheid South Africa. My neighborhood, buses, trains, movie theaters, restaurants, schools, beaches were all strictly segregated. Even park benches were marked “Whites Only.” People of color were known as “Non-Europeans.” Non-Europeans built and cleaned and[…]