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04/02/2021

Our bills are going up while PG&E is burning our houses down - and charging us for it in the end. It's time to #CancelPGE.

Share our video, tear up your bill, and demand the California Public Utilities Commission hold PG&E accountable! Take action here: https://tinyurl.com/KeepUsSafeCancelPGE

#cancelpge #powertolive #noshutoffs #energydemocracy #resilient4all #cleanpowertothepeople #nopgebailout #canceldebt #PGEshouldpay #WeWontPay #ReclaimOurPower

Song Credit: Flame Go: The North Pole Anthem by Zion I, Madlines & Donblak

03/30/2021

From stewarding seeds to nourishing communities, Leah Penniman’s life and work through Soul Fire Farm expands on the symbiosis and interdependence of Ecological Justice, Black Liberation and Land Reparations in our latest episode of Did We Go Too Far?

Leah Penniman (Li*/Ya/She/He) is the Co-Director & Farm Manager of Soul Fire Farm and has over 20 years of experience as a soil steward and food sovereignty activist, having worked at the Food Project, Farm School, Many Hands Organic Farm, Youth Grow and with farmers internationally in Ghana, Haiti, and Mexico. Li co-founded Soul Fire Farm in 2010 with the mission to reclaim our inherent right to belong to the earth and have agency in the food system as Black and Brown people. Her areas of leadership at Soul Fire include farmer training, international solidarity, perennials, writing, speaking, “making it rain,” and anything that involves heavy lifting, sweat, and soil. Li’s book “Farming While Black” is a love song for the earth and her peoples.

Listen to episode 3 Black Land & Liberation with Leah Penniman & Akua Smith now: https://open.spotify.com/episode/686RKa3xG2EWveUSsRTJkM?si=FlSzg2yuRzSJsD8emMDi-g

Episode transcript: http://bit.ly/DWGTF-S1-Ep3

03/25/2021
"Let's Go Farther" with MG: A Live Post-Podcast Discussion: Episode 3

Join the MG crew for a live post-podcast discussion! We’ll share drinks, laughs, opinions, and analysis of Episode 3: Black Land & Liberation.

ASL interpretation and live captioning will be available.**

This will be a view-only event. Folks will be invited to ask questions via chat.

Live captioning and ASL interpretation will be available.

To watch via Zoom, register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81482987050?pwd=RERVMk1nN1VkMFpHY2JTalBkYjZnQT09
passcode: 211761

To watch via Facebook Live, visit our FB page:
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**We encourage folks accessing the ASL interpretation to watch the discussion via Zoom

Episode 3 of Did We Go Too Far? Is available on Apple iTunes, Spotify, & Spreaker - www.spreaker.com/show/did-we-go-too-far

About Episode 3 - “Black Land & Liberation":
Episode 3: Black Land and Liberation, asks: how are Ecological Justice, Black Liberation and Land Reparations symbiotic and interdependent? In this episode you’ll hear about the history, the complexities, and the powerful work happening now to liberate land, labor, and livelihoods towards Black liberation with a special host takeover from Movement Generation collective members Crosby & Quinton. Listen to hosts and guests, Leah Penniman and Akua Smith as they sit with thought, laughter, and possibility.

Full transcript of Episode 3: http://bit.ly/DWGTF-S1-Ep3

The newest episode of our podcast Did We Go To Far? is up now!Listen to Episode 3 Black Land & Liberation with a special...
03/23/2021

The newest episode of our podcast Did We Go To Far? is up now!

Listen to Episode 3 Black Land & Liberation with a special co-host takeover from collective members Crosby & Quinton. You’ll hear about the history, the complexities, and the powerful work happening now to liberate land, labor, and livelihoods towards Black liberation with guests Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm & Akua Smith of BlackoutCollective & Black Land and Liberation Initiative.

Listen here: https://www.spreaker.com/show/did-we-go-too-far
Episode transcript: http://bit.ly/DWGTF-S1-Ep3

Then join us for Let's Go Farther: A Live Post-Podcast Discussion for Episode 3 Black Land & Liberation tomorrow at 5pm!

#MovementGeneration #JustTransition #DWGTF #BlackLiberation

In Did We Go Too Far? Episode 2 “Radical Parenting in a Pandemic”, Jen joins Movement Generation’s Michelle Mascarhenas-...
03/20/2021

In Did We Go Too Far? Episode 2 “Radical Parenting in a Pandemic”, Jen joins Movement Generation’s Michelle Mascarhenas-Swan to discuss their experiences holding the roles of parenting, working, transforming, organizing and just being present (which is in and of itself so much!).

Jen Rivera-Bell is an indigenous mama who shares her journey of intentional living & her passion for food, travel, and sustainability via social media. Check out her YouTube channel and Patreon where she educates and shares perspectives on everything from: decolonization, parenthood, growing our own food, zero waste living, homeschooling and childhood education, relationships, minimalism, healing, homesteading, and so much more.

Our podcast Did We Go Too Far? is available on Spotify, Spreaker & Apple Podcasts.

Listen now: www.spreaker.com/show/did-we-go-too-far

Episode transcript is available in the show notes or via bit.ly/DWGTF-S1-Ep2

#DWGTF #JustTransition #PermanentlyOrganizedCommunities

One of the mamas featured on Episode 2 “Radical Parenting in a Pandemic” is Movement Generation’s very own Michelle Masc...
03/15/2021

One of the mamas featured on Episode 2 “Radical Parenting in a Pandemic” is Movement Generation’s very own Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan, who has been on the MG planning committee since 2008.

Michelle has over 25 years of experience building movement vehicles for frontline communities to move a shared vision and strategy. She loves co-building movement networks, alliances, and coalitions that help us bridge to a just transition. Born and raised in Southern California, Michelle has nurtured a growing family in the SF Bay Area over the last 15 years. As a mama, she can often be found organizing with other families to meet basic needs for childcare, meals, and justice through mutual aid coops. Michelle currently serves on the board of the New Economy Coalition and was a founding co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance and the Our Power Campaign which is uniting frontline communities around a just transition.

Our podcast Did We Go Too Far? is available on Spotify, Spreaker & Apple Podcasts.

Listen now: www.spreaker.com/show/did-we-go-too-far

In episode 2 hosts Tré Vasquez & Layel Camargo discuss the realities of parenting in COVID times with two badass, brilliant, radical mamas Jen Rivera-Bell & Michelle Mascarhenas-Swan. Tell us...what’s going on with you as a parent as we enter year 2 of the pandemic?

Episode transcript is available in the show notes or via bit.ly/DWGTF-S1-Ep2

#DWGTF #JustTransition #PermanentlyOrganizedCommunities

03/11/2021
"Let's Go Farther" with MG: A Live Post-Podcast Discussion: Episode 2

Join the MG crew for a live post-podcast discussion! We’ll share drinks, laughs, opinions, and analysis of Episode 2: Radical Parenting in a Pandemic.

ASL interpretation and live captioning will be available.**

This will be a view-only event. Folks will be invited to ask questions via chat.

Live captioning and ASL interpretation will be available.

To watch via Zoom, register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZAlduCrrz0sEtRenJ2vcLMgnyvFF...
To watch via Facebook Live, visit our FB page:
www.facebook.com/movementgeneration

**We encourage folks accessing the ASL interpretation to watch the discussion via Zoom

Episode 2 of Did We Go Too Far? Is available on Apple iTunes, Spotify, & Spreaker - www.spreaker.com/show/did-we-go-too-far

About Episode 2 - "Radical Parenting in a Pandemic":
"We discuss the realities and spectrum of parenting in COVID times, from two badass, brilliant, radical mamas. In some ways, COVID has taken off the veil and made what isn’t working within the extractive economy all the more clear - especially its impacts on young people and those who raise and educate them. But how has this moment in all of its complexity also opened up powerful opportunities for families and parents? Our guests Michelle Mascarhenas-Swan and Jen Rivera share with us their experiences holding the roles of parenting, working, transforming, organizing and just being present (which is in and of itself so much!) We also take a look at MG’s framework on Permanently Organized Communities and its relationship to people raising children and the critical presence of caregiving."

Full transcript of Episode 2: http://bit.ly/DWGTF-S1-Ep2

The newest episode of Did We Go To Far? is up now!Hosts Tré Vasquez & Layel Camargo discuss the realities of parenting i...
03/09/2021

The newest episode of Did We Go To Far? is up now!

Hosts Tré Vasquez & Layel Camargo discuss the realities of parenting in COVID times with two badass, brilliant, radical mamas Jen Rivera-Bell and Michelle Mascarhenas-Swan.

Take a listen and join us tomorrow for Let's Go Farther: A Live Post-Podcast Discussion for Ep. 2 Radical Parenting in a Pandemic

Listen now: https://www.spreaker.com/show/did-we-go-too-far

Episode transcript: http://bit.ly/DWGTF-S1-Ep2

#DWGTF #JustTransition

“The belief that we will change things through individual market choices is a way of not questioning the market itself,”...
03/02/2021
The Activists Working to Remake the Food System

“The belief that we will change things through individual market choices is a way of not questioning the market itself,” -Eric Holt-Giménez
#foodsovereignty
#JustTransition

They’re committed not just to securing better meals for everyone, but to dismantling the very structures that have long exploited both workers and consumers.

"In the void, we rescue one another, knowing the survival of each rests on the survival of all""Texas may have warmed ba...
02/26/2021
The leftists who saved Texas

"In the void, we rescue one another, knowing the survival of each rests on the survival of all"

"Texas may have warmed back up to its normal temperatures, but across the state, homes are still waterlogged, scant belongings beginning to molder. The flow of mutual aid hasn’t stopped, though; it keeps pace with need."

"Like the anarchist organizers who jury-rigged solar power grids for villages in Puerto Rico when the island’s electrical authority neglected them for nearly a year; like the community fridges across the country that have fed the unhoused and the needy since the pandemic’s beginning, as we approach its anniversary in the United States; Texans are finding alternative sources of power in the bonds between one another, in the state’s absence."

#JustTransitionNow
#JustRecovery
#mutualaid

When the government won't save us, we have to save ourselves.

"We receive our seeds from nature and our ancestors. We have a duty to save and share them, and hand them over to future...
02/25/2021
Vandana Shiva: Reclaiming Our Common Home

"We receive our seeds from nature and our ancestors. We have a duty to save and share them, and hand them over to future generations in their richness, integrity, and diversity."

Expand the commons to include everything we need.

02/25/2021
"Let's Go Farther" with MG: A Live Post-Podcast Discussion: Episode 1

Join the MG crew for a live post-podcast discussion! We'll be breaking down Episode 1 of MG’s new podcast “Did We Go Too Far?” and going farther into the complexities and nuances of it all.

Live captioning and ASL interpretation will be available.

Listen to Episode 1 here: https://www.spreaker.com/show/did-we-go-too-far

In our pilot episode All The Things We Don’t Have Answers To hosts Tré Vasquez & Layel Camargo discuss all that is unknown with guests Charlene Carruthers and Gopal Dayaneni. We talk about all the things we don’t have answers to...or feel we don’t have answers to?!! Like why are we in a pandemic? What shapes our relationship with the unknown? And... As we hold the complexities and contradictions in this moment, let us find power in asking the questions that emerge as we sit in the realities of uncertainty.

Did We Go Too Far? is produced by We Rise Productions and is available on Spreaker, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.

“Only a crisis — actual or perceived — produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend ...
02/24/2021
Opinion | Why Texas Republicans Fear the Green New Deal

“Only a crisis — actual or perceived — produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. ...our basic function is to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes politically inevitable.”

Small government is no match for a crisis born of the state’s twin addictions to market fixes and fossil fuels.

Have you heard our new podcast ‘Did We Go To Far’? The first episode explores the complexities of living in 2021 with a ...
02/23/2021

Have you heard our new podcast ‘Did We Go To Far’? The first episode explores the complexities of living in 2021 with a lot of unknowns. In this pilot episode ‘All The Things We Don’t Have Answers To” we will hear from Charlene Carruthers & #GopalDayaneni as they explore the complexities of the unknown and the necessities of building the new structure we need in these post Trump and COVID times.

Give a listen here https://www.spreaker.com/show/did-we-go-too-far

We invited Charlene Carruthers to speak on our pilot episode titled “All The Things We Don’t Have Answers To”. As an ama...
02/22/2021

We invited Charlene Carruthers to speak on our pilot episode titled “All The Things We Don’t Have Answers To”. As an amazing thought leader at the forefront of the Black liberation movement, she can help us ground in how to activate when things feel unclear, confusing, and overwhelming. Our podcast Did We Go Too Far? comes out TOMORROW!

Charlene A. Carruthers is a political strategist, cultural worker and PhD student in the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University. A practitioner of telling more complete stories, her research includes Black feminist political economies, abolition of patriarchal and carceral systems, and the role of cultural work within the Black Radical Tradition. Her work spans more than 15 years of community organizing across racial, gender and economic justice movements. As the founding national director of [@BYP100] BYP100 (Black Youth Project 100), she has worked alongside hundreds of young Black activists to build a national base of activists in a member-led organization of Black 18-35 year olds dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. She is the author of the book “Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements (available in English and Spanish language).

Image ID: a colorful square graphic that says "Did We Go Too Far?" in bold white 3D letters that create a semi circle over a circular photo of Charlene in the center. she looks directly into the camera with a serious and strong expression, her curly hair highlighted by the sun she wears a collared jean shirt, thick gold hoop earrings and deep red lipstick. colorful blobs, sharp shapes, and circles with gradients and stripes burst out from behind the photo. the bottom says "All The Things We Don't Have Answers To, with Charlene Carruthers, presented by Movement Generation”

An immediate way to support #MutualAid efforts being led by Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Service.  #JustRecovery...
02/19/2021

An immediate way to support #MutualAid efforts being led by Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Service.

#JustRecovery
#DisasterCollectivism

Support CJA member group Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Service as they raise funds for #MutualAid for fenceline communities in response to the winter catastrophe.

As our neighbors burn furniture to stay warm amidst widespread power outages in below freezing temperatures, we must pri...
02/19/2021
Frontline Organizations Demand a Just Recovery After Millions are Left to Freeze in the Face of Another Climate Catastrophe in Texas & the Southeast - Climate Justice Alliance

As our neighbors burn furniture to stay warm amidst widespread power outages in below freezing temperatures, we must prioritize a Just Transition to a modern, regenerative and renewable energy system, one that is clean and safe for us all.

#CommunityControlNow
#JustTransition
#NeedNotGreed

Call on Officials to Invest in Community Solutions for Safe & Reliable Energy For Immediate Release Contact: San Antonio: Diana Lopez, 210.535.7060, [email protected] Houston: Juan Parras, 281.513.7799 As our neighbors burn furniture to stay warm amidst widespread power outages in below freezing....

Tré takeoverrr!!! Tré goes live on our IG Live 6PM TONIGHT. Find us @MovementGeneration & join the conversation.Who is...
02/18/2021

Tré takeoverrr!!! Tré goes live on our IG Live 6PM TONIGHT. Find us @MovementGeneration & join the conversation.

Who is this guy? What do you want to know about him? Get up close & personal with the co-host of Did We Go Too Far?

#DWGTF #NewPodcast #podcasting #CulturalProduction

Gopal Dayaneni was invited to speak on our pilot episode of "Did We Go Too Far?: All The Things We Don’t Have Answers To...
02/16/2021

Gopal Dayaneni was invited to speak on our pilot episode of "Did We Go Too Far?: All The Things We Don’t Have Answers To” because as an activist & a contemplative person, he tends to find solutions to problems that we might not even know we have.

Gopal has been involved in fighting for social, economic, environmental and racial justice through organizing & campaigning, teaching, writing, speaking and direct action since the late 1980’s. He is a founder of Movement Generation: Justice and Ecology Project, which brings a strategic understanding of ecological crisis and transition to racial and economic justice organizing.

Gopal is an active trainer with and serves on the boards of The Ruckus Society and the Center for Story-based Strategy. He also serves on the advisory boards of The Working World and Catalyst Project. Gopal works at the intersection of ecology, economy and empire and has been active in many people powered direct action movements, including the Global Justice/Anti-Globalization Movement, Direct Action to Stop the War, Mobilization for Climate Justice, Take Back the Land, and Occupy.

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We’ve got more rad people to introduce to you!!! Our theme music for Did We Go Too Far? comes from Movement Generation’s founder Mateo Nube’s band Los Nadies and the song was mixed by decolonial DJ Zanda Pemba, founder of DiaspoRADiCAL. As we said before, the podcast production team is equally as badass as the podcast itself and the music is even better! Los Nadies who composed the song on the podcast, weaves together a wide array of Latin American rhythms with rock, creating a unique and sophisticated danceable fusion that includes Rumba Flamenca, Cumbia, Afro-Cuban and more. Their music often mirrors and reflects the Latino experience in a globalized US, with immigrant roots. Los Nadies, or The Nobodies, take their name from the eponymous poem/essay by Uruguayan historian Eduardo Galeano decrying the invisibility cast upon the millions of dispossessed people around the world. Needless to say Los Nadies creates and represents our people and not short of creating for fun, joy and sheer musicianship. Zanda of @Diaspo.RADICAL is decolonial DJ, musician, and sound artivist who features musicians from all over the world on the DiaspoRADICAL Live. (mixcloud.com/DiaspoRadical). Here’s a quote from Zanda: “We build emotional bridges and bonds between people from all walks, taking extra care to give the mic to those in our (global) community rarely heard of/from. We bring the soundtrack to your events whether it is in community spaces, event spaces, or people's homes. Most recently, because we cannot go to the aforementioned physical event spaces, we have been putting out some live radio programs. Our goals are to entertain and to educate (raise the consciousness of) our listeners using sound as our chief medium of operation”. #DWGTF is truly #blessed to have these creatives in the mix!
https://conference.bioneers.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/2020-Speakers-Promo2-CloseUps2.jpg I'm super jazzed for this offering that's timely, radical and systemic...and accessible! Sliding scale, scholarships available, and the keynotes and panels will be up through 12/31. And afternoon Interactive sessions (Councils and Community Conversations) will be hot. and MG will be presenting! Hope you'll check it out and visit!
Wisconsin taxpayers are underwriting THIS???
Awesome work
soooo... i hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that artificial tree thing from North Pole's season 1 is actually a thing now (see comments for reference). just like in the show, sounds like they plan to partner w/ oil companies and other sh*tty companies.
GOP & Trump lies make for misinformed voting: The fairness doctrine of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), introduced in 1949, was a policy that required the holders of broadcast licenses to both present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was—in the FCC's view—honest, equitable, and balanced. example: Fox News has an ALEXA popularity rating of 260,
Great artwork. Who did it? Could you please credit the artist/s? Thank you in solidarity.
💫CALLING ALL ARTISTS💫 Create with us! As the #CAFires continue, we look at #CulturalWorkers to help us create beyond the shock of the fire. #MoreThanAMask We ask that all artist and cultural workers create for the following vision: 1. Native Sovereignty includes proper fire prevention and land stewardship needed to prevent mass fires. 2. The People do it better; from supporting immigrant caravans to handing out face masks. We support each other better than any system has. 3. People Power is also taking back our energy power infrastructures we ask for a #NoBailOut of #PGE, what would an energy power system look like at the hands of the people? If any of these visions beyond the fires inspires you to create we invite all artists of all disciplines to create and post until Thursday November 22 tagging the hashtag #FireSeeds. Let’s inspire inspire long term solutions that will not only move towards less #ClimateFires but ACTUAL remediation of #California . . . We will be the seeds that grow the right path forward💚 #JustTransition #CaliforniaFires #CAFire #NewNormal #FireEcology #ToxicMasKulinity #ActOnClimate
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is GUILTY of aggressively violating the Human Rights of Prisoners by seizing their property, mail, pictures, books, writings, legal information & visitations. They have hired a Florida Company (Smart Communications) to sort scan and keep all mail sent to Confined Citizens in the state of Pennsylvania. The cost is estimated to begin at 15 Million Dollars to operate. This action not only further punishes those who are already serving their time, but it is another way for capital to be generated by legalized slavery. All of Society should be concerned about this because your state could be next! PLEASE CALL EMAIL FAX & WRITE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND OFFICES TO PROTEST THESE ACTIONS! Thank you for your support! from The Justice League 2019 U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Main Washington, D.C. 20530 Telephone Number for the General Public (202) 514-4609 Telephone Device for the Deaf (TTY) (202) 514-0716 LEADERSHIP John M. Gore Acting Assistant Attorney General Civil Rights Division (202) 514-4609 Telephone Device for the Deaf (TTY) (202) 514-0716 United States Postal Service Office of the Consumer Advocate 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW Washington, D.C. 20260-2200 UNITED STATES POST MASTER GENERAL HOTLINE USPS OIG 1735 North Lynn Street Arlington, VA 22209-2020 US POSTAL SERVICE Email: USPS® Customer Service Call: 1-800-ASK-USPS® (1-800-275-8777) TDD/TTY Relay: Call 1-800-877-8339. Ask for 1-800-275-8777 ONLINE COMPLAINT FORM https://www.uspsoig.gov/hotline Please SHARE, TAG & COMMENT ON THIS POST using the hashtag #RedistributeThePain
Once Costa Hawkins is repealed, there will certainly be a lot of debate about how best to institute real rent control: indexing, accounting for maintenance and operations costs, applying to new construction or phase in, etc. As Joe Fitz tries hard to demonstrate, there are a lot of points of view even among the YIMBYs. But this guy’s perspective highlights the privilege and entitlement prevalent among many of that circle: “YIMBY gives a voice to people who are not even here yet… Repealing Costa Hawkins in favor of rent control… would help people already here at the expense of those to come.” No sir. The working-class communities “already here” are dynamic, living breathing cultures, rooted in those inner city places that middle-class white people gave up on for fifty years, who had to endure decades of the real estate industry’s redlining and rental discrimination, disinvestment and "urban renewal" and environmental racism, who continue to grow and change and create culture and welcome newcomers. The wholesale evisceration of working-class communities does not happen solely because of evictions - it happens because a whole segment of people, based entirely on their newfound wealth and skin privilege, can displace those with less resources, and a real estate and landlord industry that profits from that via the state legislature, far from any accountability. Repealing Costa Hawkins in favor of real rent control would help those already here AND those yet to come: not based on the newcomer’s wealth or their skin color, but in their desire to continue building our beautiful city with us. The YIMBY lie is exposed right there: the “values” in this point of view are to give voice only to themselves and to the rich who aren’t here yet, and to the fear that real rent control would mean an end to the displacement of our communities in favor of others based on their wealth and skin privilege. F**k that.