Was there a conspiracy to create “white Jesus”? And what does this have to do with the Doctrine of Discovery?
The historical Jesus had brown skin, so who is the white guy Christians have been worshipping? Some believe it is a 16th Century Italian playboy, Cesare Borgia. Borgia’s father, Pope Alexander IV, is responsible for the 1493 Papal Bull that launched the genocidal Doctrine of Discovery. But did he also replace images of Jesus with pictures of his own son?
A SIMPLE explanation of the GameStop stock short sale—and why it’s led to #EatTheRich trending on Twitter
Reddit versus Wall Street: Explain it Like I’m Five How Game Stock’s stock (GME) went up by 1600% in one day, and what it has to do with Reddit. Wall Street treats the economy like a casino, making bets on what will win and lose. When they talk about a short sale, they are basically…
Is there a plan in America for social reconstruction? An example of Greece and backtracking.
As we move into the last half of 2020 its time to evaluate the experiences that the first half has given us. The global pandemic, the upcoming economic crisis and the rise of the BLM movement are all characteristics of the extreme contradictions of the capitalist system that we live in. As the protests continue,…
Dispatches from the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (and Free CHAZ Photos You Can Use)
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 free store, giving out free pizza, strolling with dogs and babies.…
How to Protest EFFECTIVELY: Planning a Social Justice Campaign
Don’t waste your time planning an ineffective rally. Here are the basic steps to follow to organize a smart protest campaign.
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 too acidic the bare life, and ecological harm is being caused by everything from concrete to…
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 Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline. A 2018 report shows that Wells Fargo invested more than $4.6…
#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 – until the NYPD removed her from the property. Undeterred, she relocated in front of…
Direct Action: What to Do When Marching Isn’t Enough to Stop Injustice
The Internet is a buzz right now with talks of marching, should Rosenstein be fired by the Trump administration. I see two narratives around this: “we have to march!” and “marching isn’t enough—we need violent revolt!” The truth is that marching is merely symbolic. Marching doesn’t force anything, it is merely a show of force.…
The 35 Best Protest Signs from the San Francisco Science March
I was meeting up with people who were already at the end of the Science March, so I worked my way through the crowd quickly. Just the same, there were so many good protests signs that I couldn’t resist snapping photos of my favorites. The march went from the ferry building to city hall. At…