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06/12/2021

Food and farm workers have been at the front lines of the fight against #COVID19. Yet, OSHA is only going to create temporary protections for workers in the healthcare industry.

On June 15th we are joining with other worker-led organizations across the country, including @foodchainworkers, for a national day of action at federal OSHA offices to collectively demand these protections be extended to ALL working people! Head on to your local OSHA office to join in solidarity and fight for the right for ALL working people to be safe on their jobs.

#EssentialNotDisposable #FoodWorkers #TheyFeedUs #ProtectAllWorkers

The abolition movement is growing!  "We're paying a lot more money to harm people. And we're not reducing crime or drug ...
06/11/2021
In Rural, Conservative North Carolina County, Anti-Jail Movement Takes Shape

The abolition movement is growing!
"We're paying a lot more money to harm people. And we're not reducing crime or drug use; we're not helping anybody." Down Home points out that the jail is crowded because it's become the region's de facto primary mental health facility. A busy behavioral health urgent care facility that operated 24/7 had its hours greatly reduced last year due to state budget cuts. There is also a policy on the books to send people to harm reduction programs instead of jail, but it's rarely utilized because the harm reduction programs themselves scarcely exist." The evidence is clear, and we need #CareNotCops

#AbolishPrisons #HarmReduction
https://shadowproof.com/2021/05/18/in-rural-conservative-north-carolina-county-anti-jail-movement-takes-shape/

Down Home is organizing an anti-jail movement in a seemingly unlikely place: rural and conservative North Carolina.

"Advocates say the migrants are being whisked away in the night, without a hearing, on "public health" grounds under an ...
06/11/2021
Biden's Treatment of Asylum-Seekers Looks a Lot Like Trump's

"Advocates say the migrants are being whisked away in the night, without a hearing, on "public health" grounds under an obscure provision in U.S. Code Title 42, the part of the law that covers public health and welfare. President Donald Trump weaponized Title 42 during the Covid-19 pandemic as a way to expel border-crossers more quickly and with less fuss, a practice that continues under President Joe Biden."

Home is here.
https://inthesetimes.com/article/migrants-deportations-expulsions-title-42-biden-trump-immigration-ice

Migrants are being whisked away in the night, without a hearing, on “public health” grounds.

"Social media creators are helping women and people of color identify possible symptoms of A.D.H.D., a disorder most oft...
06/10/2021
‘No One’s Ever Talked to Me About This Before’

"Social media creators are helping women and people of color identify possible symptoms of A.D.H.D., a disorder most often diagnosed in white boys. Many women and people of color are only now learning, after years or even decades of difficulty, that they may meet the diagnostic criteria for A.D.H.D., thanks in part to a wave of creators on social media trying to spread awareness."

This growing awareness of A.D.H.D symptoms can only benefit communities in providing language to advocate for themselves.
#HealthEquity #HealthEducation #SocialMedia
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/24/style/adhd-online-creators-diagnosis.html

Social media creators are helping women and people of color identify possible symptoms of A.D.H.D., a disorder most often diagnosed in white boys.

Do you have 30minutes? Check out this The Real News Network original series "Rattling The Bars with Eddie Conway."  Scho...
06/10/2021
Texas' prison plantation model was a brutal remnant of slavery

Do you have 30minutes? Check out this The Real News Network original series "Rattling The Bars with Eddie Conway."
Scholar and author Robert Chase explain prisoners were used for agricultural work using a structure that barely differed from the one used during slavery. "In 1979, Texas prisons became the battleground of the Ruiz v. Estelle case, one of the largest and most important challenges to prison conditions in the United States. The Ruiz case challenged many aspects of the Texas prison system but specifically focused on the building tenders system. The courts ruled for the dismantling of this system in 1980, but it took several subsequent lawsuits (including one in 1997) to ensure its complete demise."

#AbolishPrisons #RacialJustice
https://therealnews.com/texas-prison-plantation-model-was-a-brutal-remnant-of-slavery

Prisoners were used for agricultural work and overseen by other prisoners using a structure that barely differed from the one used during slavery, as scholar and author Robert Chase explains.

In celebration of #NationalImmigrantHeritageMonth and #PRIDE, we want to uplift Ruby Corado, a transgender Salvadoran mi...
06/10/2021
This Latinx Icon Is Opening a Shelter Just for LGBTQ Migrants

In celebration of #NationalImmigrantHeritageMonth and #PRIDE, we want to uplift Ruby Corado, a transgender Salvadoran migrant and HIV activist that has been working tirelessly to support LGBTQ youth in the Washington, D.C area through Casa Ruby LGBT Community Center, an organization that opened in 2012 to provide anyone, regardless of immigration status, with housing, preventative health care, mental health support, and immigration assistance programs. "I am an immigrant—and today I have a different quality of life because I was given the opportunity," says Corado. "Now, I know better. I know how to support people in need."

https://www.thebody.com/article/ruby-corado-shelter-lgbtq-migrants

Ruby Corado founded Casa Ruby to link LGBTQ youth to health care and support. Now, she’s giving LGBTQ migrants seeking asylum in the United States the stability they need to transition to life in a ne

Developer pulls the plug on Keystone XL oil pipeline
06/10/2021
Developer pulls the plug on Keystone XL oil pipeline

Developer pulls the plug on Keystone XL oil pipeline

The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline announced Wednesday it is pulling the plug on the controversial project after the Biden administration revoked its permit in January.

Line 3 Resistance Grows, Hundreds Camped at Mississippi as Hundreds were Arrested in Hubbard County
06/10/2021
Line 3 Resistance Grows, Hundreds Camped at Mississippi as Hundreds were Arrested in Hubbard County

Line 3 Resistance Grows, Hundreds Camped at Mississippi as Hundreds were Arrested in Hubbard County

NORTHERN MINN. — Nearly 200 people were arrested at several locations on Monday, June 7, in northern Minnesota during the largest gathering to date of water protectors against the Enbridge Line 3 replacement project. In addition to those arrested, dozens were given citations at an Enbridge pump st...

Starting June 9th, Resonance Network presents Mending the Arc: Art and Story Creativity Circles. These practice circles ...
06/09/2021
Mending the Arc: Art + Story Creativity Circles

Starting June 9th, Resonance Network presents Mending the Arc: Art and Story Creativity Circles. These practice circles are a fusion of story and art-making practices, inviting participants to foster the creative imagination world-building asks us. 'Mending the Arc' references the arc of generations we see ourselves standing in today--and our sacred responsibility as stewards of this arc that reaches back seven generations and extends forward seven generations. This art and story practice series is an invitation to dip into our wells of creativity and intuition as artists and architects of a world beyond violence. To learn more about this upcoming practice and to register, please click below.

https://actionnetwork.org/events/8b3fc36c33324f8ffae43a05f8e5b087b1ec89a4?source=direct_link&&link_id=1&can_id=5f5f17bb5027065481337075c354c5d4&email_referrer=email_1187999&email_subject=in-transition-in-community-and-an-invitation-art-and-story-creativity-circles

You are invited to participate in an art and storytelling practice space. Who? You want to cultivate connection, expand your sense of possibility, and envision the world we all deserve to live in. What? A lightly facilitated virtual art and storytelling practice space where we get creative, tell sto...

Legislators may begin contemplating breaking up the Meatpacking industry after a security scare. JBS, the world's larges...
06/09/2021
‘Big Four’ Meatpackers Are Crushing Small Ranchers

Legislators may begin contemplating breaking up the Meatpacking industry after a security scare. JBS, the world's largest meat processing company, was targeted by a sophisticated cyber-attack that cause a hiccup in operations in Australia, Canada, and the US. An article by The American Prospect shares smaller farmer sentiments about the 'Big Four,' "There's nowhere near a fair apportionment of the beef dollar," he said. "We don't want any preferential treatment. We just want a fair game." And shares the good news ahead, "Yesterday, the USDA announced a $4 billion investment through an effort called the Build Back Better initiative. The fund is designed to target a range of inequities in the agricultural sector, and it specifically mentions the need to spur greater competition for smaller meat processors."

https://prospect.org/power/big-four-meatpackers-crushing-small-ranchers/

The JBS cyber attack caused only a hiccup in meatpacking operations. But for legislators, the security scare was a sign that it might be time to break up the industry.

As we celebrate #ImmigrantHeritageMonth, we remember those who have spent their lives fighting for policies that protect...
06/09/2021
Queens Stories: The Story of Lorena Borjas: The Transgender Latina Activist

As we celebrate #ImmigrantHeritageMonth, we remember those who have spent their lives fighting for policies that protect the most vulnerable.

Today we remember and honor the life of Lorena Borjas. Lorena died of COVID at 59 years old on March 30th, 2020. She spent decades advocating for many people like herself: transgender women, immigrants, sex workers, and fighting for those with AIDS. Through the Lorena Community Fund, she protected sex workers. It was important to Borjas that people not only survived but thrived and shared joy.

In 2019 the short documentary Queens Stories: The Story of Lorena Borjas: The Transgender Latina Activist told her story. Watch it here --> https://vimeo.com/293602593

#Immigrants #TransLivesMatter #LGBTQ #PRIDE #TrivingNotJustSurviving

This is "Queens Stories: The Story of Lorena Borjas: The Transgender Latina Activist" by Queens Public Television on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos…

Yesterday, June 7, would have been Prince's 63rd birthday. The legendary songwriter and recording artist died a little m...
06/08/2021
The Protest Songs Of Prince

Yesterday, June 7, would have been Prince's 63rd birthday. The legendary songwriter and recording artist died a little more than five years ago. We stumbled across this article published in 2016 from Shadowproof listing several Prince protest songs.

Through his songs, Prince shared his vision for a transformative movement. "Pardon me 4 thinking," Prince says, "But there's something under my hair. I bet u thought the lights were on, but no one's living there. U Think that if u tell enough lies, they will see the truth? I hope they bury your old ideas the same time they bury u." He implores, "Love is there if you'd just open up 2 it," and, "If you'd just believe, your whole world would change."

https://shadowproof.com/2016/04/25/the-protest-songs-of-prince/

What is your favorite Prince song?

Following the tragic death of pop music legend Prince, a portrait has emerged of a humanitarian artist, who sought to find ways to uplift people who were struggling.

#COVID19 health and safety standards for workers should not be optional. We need Department of Labor Emergency Temporary...
06/08/2021
Tell Tyson: Workers deserve paid sick leave now!

#COVID19 health and safety standards for workers should not be optional. We need Department of Labor Emergency Temporary Standards that protect all essential workers. Contact https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ to tell President JoeBiden to release the #ETSToday #StandWithLabor

My name is Magaly Licolli, and I am a grassroots organizer with Venceremos, an organization dedicated to protecting poultry workers against the injustices of companies like Tyson. Every day I speak to poultry workers who are terrified for their lives and the safety of their communities. They need yo...

Last week, President Biden declared the month of June 2021 as National Immigrant Heritage Month, calling upon the people...
06/08/2021

Last week, President Biden declared the month of June 2021 as National Immigrant Heritage Month, calling upon the people of the United States to "reaffirm and draw strength from that enduring identity and celebrate the history and achievements of immigrant communities across our Nation" and urging fellow Americans to join in celebrating immigrant heritage, stories, and cultures.

In March, Latinx Racial Equity Project launched the Caravan for the Children campaign to #UncageReUnifyHeal and increased awareness of the impact of current immigration policies and their traumatic impacts on migrant children and their parents.

Caravan for the Children campaign denounces the recent reopening of detention facilities and urges you to join us in contacting members of the Family Reunification Task Force appointed by President Biden and elected representatives to prioritize and expedite the process to #UncageReunifyHeal the children in ICE detention. Detention centers by any other name are still detention centers!
#SignThePetition Here: https://bit.ly/2SWyM2B

Last week, President Biden declared the month of June 2021 as National Immigrant Heritage Month, calling upon the people of the United States to "reaffirm and draw strength from that enduring identity and celebrate the history and achievements of immigrant communities across our Nation" and urging fellow Americans to join in celebrating immigrant heritage, stories, and cultures.

In March, Latinx Racial Equity Project launched the Caravan for the Children campaign to #UncageReUnifyHeal and increased awareness of the impact of current immigration policies and their traumatic impacts on migrant children and their parents.

Caravan for the Children campaign denounces the recent reopening of detention facilities and urges you to join us in contacting members of the Family Reunification Task Force appointed by President Biden and elected representatives to prioritize and expedite the process to #UncageReunifyHeal the children in ICE detention. Detention centers by any other name are still detention centers!
#SignThePetition Here: https://bit.ly/2SWyM2B

Revealed: Bolsonaro’s plan to wipe out “the world’s most vulnerable uncontacted tribes”
06/08/2021
Revealed: Bolsonaro’s plan to wipe out “the world’s most vulnerable uncontacted tribes”

Revealed: Bolsonaro’s plan to wipe out “the world’s most vulnerable uncontacted tribes”

The Brazilian government is planning to open up the land of uncontacted tribes to deadly exploitation, by scrapping the emergency orders that currently protect their territories. This article originally appeared on Survival International’s website. Featured image: Tamandua and Baita, two Piripkura...

06/08/2021

#brightgreenlies #sustainableliving

In a historic win for #EnvironmentalJustice, Chevron Crop. investors instructed the company to cut its greenhouse gas em...
06/08/2021
'Powerful signal': In a single day, Big Oil suffers historic blows on climate

In a historic win for #EnvironmentalJustice, Chevron Crop. investors instructed the company to cut its greenhouse gas emissions. A Dutch court ordered Royal Dutch Shell to slash emissions by 45%!
This is great news in our global fight towards Climate Justice. Keep up the fight!

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/26/big-oil-exxon-climate-491104

Courts, customers and Wall Street delivered rebukes to Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Shell.

As they watched our representatives introduce 150 anti-trans bills, trans youth leaned on their wisdom and stories to cr...
06/07/2021
GJLP 'No Pride Without Trans Youth' Community Report Back on the Spring 2021 Legislative Session - TRUTH Program

As they watched our representatives introduce 150 anti-trans bills, trans youth leaned on their wisdom and stories to create "No Pride Without Trans Youth," the newest digital zine created by Trans Youth - Truth Project - a Gender Justice Leadership Programs is building #transyouthpower through the TRUTH Program and Roses Initiative. Transgender Law Center and GSA Network support GJLP.

"I believe that there's a big future out there with a lot of beautiful things..." Octavia St. Laurent
We do too.

#ShowUp4TransYouth
https://ourtranstruth.org/NoPrideWithoutTransYouth/

Led by the wisdom and stories of young trans and nonbinary leaders, Gender Justice Leadership Programs offers a community report-back on what we saw, felt, and learned throughout the 2021 Spring Legislative Session. As we…

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Thank you for the powerful inspiring work of #ClimateInnovation with Young Black Climate Leaders. Excited to hear from Vic J. Barrett and other brilliant youth leaders - Monday at 11:30 - complimentary ticket access here: https://tinyurl.com/h5y5rb8k
Gov. Whitmer showing she's no-nonsense but still for the people. ❤️
Please join us for Poetry to Close the Camps. bunch of Bay Area Poets reading + open mic. https://www.facebook.com/events/1034314993626165/
Nathan Clay, a US House of Representatives candidate, and an "authentic" Progressive, in his latest video discusses the "Price of Politics"; notably the need to overturn the 'Citizen's United' decision, and in general the 'necessity' for campaign finance reform. https://www.facebook.com/392738674418432/posts/800309430328019/
Check this event out