Resisting the Everyday Violence of Colonial Extractivsm

By Michael Wilson Becerril, ROAR Magazine.May 25, 2021 | STRATEGIZE! In The Face Of Environmental Collapse, Deepening Inequalities And Capitalism In Crisis, Resisting Violence Requires Challenging Its Colonial Constructions. In many cases, the state legitimizes violence,” said the lawyer, professor and researcher on socio-environmental conflicts, Patricia Urteaga Crovetto, as we sat in her university office in Lima, Peru. “People make claims, they knock …

Opportunity amid crisis: Invest in different structures, organizing alongside or outside of the traditional unions, base-building and nonprofit organizations, enriching our movement ecosystem and augmenting our work for the multi-year struggles ahead

Crisis presents movement opportunities of which we cannot yet conceive—but we can build the scaffolding, skills, and people who are able to vision, throw down and support in these times of crisis. May we strengthen the old and build the new. BUILD NEW INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A BROADER MOVEMENT By Jeff Ordower, Organizing Upgrade, February 25, 2021 | ORGANIZE! Organizers can draw so much …

Online misinformation about election fraud plunged 73 percent after several social media sites suspended President Trump and key allies last week. Also, Among the Insurrectionists

Luke Mogelson in The New Yorker: Among the Insurrectionists. “There was an unmistakable subtext as the mob, almost entirely white, shouted, ‘Whose house? Our house!’ One man carried a Confederate flag through the building. A Black member of the Capitol Police later told BuzzFeed News that, during the assault, he was called a racial slur fifteen times.” NPR: “Members of …

From Nazism to Democracy: Lessons from Germany

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021.PHOTO BY JOSEPH PREZIOSO / AFP / GETTY IMAGES The U.S. finds itself in a different place and time than postwar Germany, but the challenge is similar. Why you can trust us BY SYLVIA TASCHKA The Conversation & Yes Magazine, Jan …