Author Samara Hayley Steele

Samara Hayley Steele has been part of the alter-globalization movement since 1999 and has written as a corespondent for Adbusters, IndyBay, and is a member of the Slingshot Collective.  She is a PhD student in Cultural Studies at UC Davis and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University. She is an editor of Subversas Magazine.

How to donate to the CHAZ/CHOP garden (#BlackLandMatters)

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… Continue Reading →

We have twelve years to fix the planet: It’s time to change the way we bank

It can seem daunting. The UN has warned that we have twelve years to limit the catastrophic impacts of climate change, and climate change isn’t the only threat.  We are also facing massive species die offs, the oceans are becoming… Continue Reading →

Fighting displacement with clay: A subversive real estate office is coming to Oakland

In 2015, shortly after being displaced from her San Francisco Apartment, Cassie Thornton came to possess a large truckload of clay. This clay was being removed from the construction site for Salesforce Tower when Thornton walked by and was enamored. … Continue Reading →

Resisting the planet-killing banks with style and mirth

Last week, Alexandra Casio-Cortez flayed a Wells Fargo Bank executive on Capital Hill for the role his bank played in backing the Dakota Access Pipeline. Well Fargo is one of many megabanks funding countless big oil projects, including DAPL and the… Continue Reading →

#FridaysForTheFuture – A Kids Walkout Every Friday for the Climate

Today 13-year-old Alexandra Villasenor walked out of her school in NYC, answering the call of fellow youth activist Greta Thunberg, and conducted her own School Strike for Climate outside the United Nations Building. People talked to her, took pictures, encouraged her… Continue Reading →

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