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The defense of biological and cultural diversity is one of the key struggles of our times.  The Extractive Economy, whic...
01/13/2021
Tribal Elders Are Dying From the Pandemic, Causing a Cultural Crisis for American Indians

The defense of biological and cultural diversity is one of the key struggles of our times. The Extractive Economy, which brought on this pandemic, is destroying our millenial knowledge, languages, and cultural traditions. The time for a #JustTransition is now.

The virus has killed American Indians at especially high rates, robbing tribes of precious bonds and repositories of language and tradition.

Our big lie is typically American, wrapped in our odd electoral system, depending upon our particular traditions of raci...
01/11/2021
The American Abyss

Our big lie is typically American, wrapped in our odd electoral system, depending upon our particular traditions of racism.
Yet our big lie is also structurally fascist, with its extreme mendacity, its conspiratorial thinking, its reversal of perpetrators and victims and its implication that the world is divided into us and them.

To keep it going for four years courts terrorism and assassination.

A historian of fascism and political atrocity on Trump, the mob and what comes next.

https://medium.com/movement-generation-justice-and-ecology-project/meeting-chaos-with-calm-how-to-prepare-for-a-potentia...
01/06/2021
Meeting Chaos With Calm: How To Prepare For A Potential Coup

https://medium.com/movement-generation-justice-and-ecology-project/meeting-chaos-with-calm-how-to-prepare-for-a-potential-coup-b470afb415ce?source=friends_link&sk=479fcf9ac228307d22f7999fb76abd0f

Given today’s unfolding events in DC, we are re-posting this valuable MG blog article. In it, Mateo Nube outlines some key organizing suggestions, as we navigate the likely right-wing provocations in the days and weeks to come.

As a kid, I lived through multiple military coups. Here are some useful pointers that might help us remain grounded in the coming days.

Hi FB friends! We want to let you know that an anonymous individual just contacted us with an amazing offer: They will g...
12/18/2020

Hi FB friends! We want to let you know that an anonymous individual just contacted us with an amazing offer: They will gift Movement Generation $10,000, if we are able to raise another $10,000 in the next 100 hours!

Will you make an end-of-year donation today and help us meet this pledge? If you give to MG right now, your gift amount automatically doubles!

Please help us meet this incredible opportunity. There are many pathways to get there. One of them is below: If 76 people pledge in the following proportions, we'll succeed!

2 people give $1,000 each - $2,000
4 People give $500 each - $2,000
10 people give $250 each - $2,500
20 people give $100 each - $2,000
20 people give $50 each - $1,000
20 people give $25 each - $500
We have 100 hours to pull this off! And all it takes is 76 pledges to make it happen.

Please make your pledge to MG today.

With gratitude and love,

Carla, Desi, Tré, Abbas, Ellen, Quinton, Angela, Crosby, Michelle, & Mateo

https://movementgeneration.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=1

PG&E knows that they're going to be found guilty for causing the Zogg Fire- and killing 4 more Californians. They seem t...
12/15/2020
Reclaim Our Power Utility Justice Campaign

PG&E knows that they're going to be found guilty for causing the Zogg Fire- and killing 4 more Californians.

They seem to know that they're not capable of keeping our families safe- Gavin Newsom what will it take for you to admit the same?

It's time to #cancelpge, #ReclaimOurPower and put our #powertolive in the hands of the people, not Wall St.

We are sending love from the MG family amidst this difficult time of cascading crises. We hope you and your loved ones a...
12/12/2020

We are sending love from the MG family amidst this difficult time of cascading crises. We hope you and your loved ones are well as can be. We are so grateful for all the ways we’re all showing up for each other while taking care of ourselves.

Would you be willing to make an end-of-year donation to support the growth and development of Movement Generation? You can make it here:

https://movementgeneration.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=1

MG started as a short-term project over a decade ago. Since then, our work to inspire, engage, and support grassroots social movements has matured into a tapestry of deep relationships with people and organizations throughout the country (and in some cases across the globe). While shelter-in-place during this global pandemic has shifted the way we do our work, it has also increased the call for it. This year we hired 4 new collective members, which makes us a staff of 10. In 2021, we’re planning more exciting moves to help us cultivate grassroots ecologists who are part of a growing movement for a just transition.

To support that growth and maturation, we are very excited to announce that Movement Generation has begun the process of becoming an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

We extend our deepest gratitude to the Movement Strategy Center, who has fiscally sponsored us since our inception, co-crafted innovative ways to build movement leadership with us, and provided us with invaluable support over the last fifteen years. The labor and love of dozens of MSC staff day in and day out over the years has played a critical part in our long-term success. Thank you MSC!

To our partners, supporters, funders, friends, and family we look forward to your continued encouragement and engagement with us on this journey. Below you’ll find a review of some of our key achievements over this past year. Your support helps us make it all happen. Thank you!

With gratitude and love,

Abbas, Angela, Carla, Cinthya, Crosby, Desi, Ellen, Mateo, Michelle, Quinton, & Tré

To Donate, go here:

https://movementgeneration.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=1

Come through to a panel that MG will be presenting on Frontline Leadership to Transform the World on Sunday 12/6 at Bion...
12/03/2020
Bioneers

Come through to a panel that MG will be presenting on Frontline Leadership to Transform the World on Sunday 12/6 at Bioneers. We'll be there with our comrades from Urban Tilth, Rich City RIDES, Climate Justice Alliance and New Economy Coalition. Today registration is 20% off and if you need a scholarship, just request one and they'll grant it. The conference is chock-a-block with amazing speakers like Leah Penniman, Winona La Duke, Vanessa Daniel, and many more. (Recordings will be online through the end of the month if you register.)

FINAL FLASH SALE! The #Bioneers2020 Conference begins this weekend, and for a limited time, tickets are 20% off. Prices go up at midnight!

https://medium.com/movement-generation-justice-and-ecology-project/meeting-chaos-with-calm-how-to-prepare-for-a-potentia...
11/05/2020
Meeting Chaos With Calm: How To Prepare For A Potential Coup

https://medium.com/movement-generation-justice-and-ecology-project/meeting-chaos-with-calm-how-to-prepare-for-a-potential-coup-b470afb415ce?source=friends_link&sk=479fcf9ac228307d22f7999fb76abd0f

Check out the recent offering on our blog by MG Collective member Mateo Nube. In this post-election piece, Mateo offers some pointers that come from his experience as a child who lived through multiple military coups and witnessed the actions of the adults around him, and that might help us reground and recalibrate in the coming weeks.

As a kid, I lived through multiple military coups. Here are some useful pointers that might help us remain grounded in the coming days.

We continue with Day 2 of the #VoteForBenny campaign!  DIVERSIFY ROLES AND STRATEGIESWe believe in Diversity (and not of...
10/28/2020

We continue with Day 2 of the #VoteForBenny campaign!

DIVERSIFY ROLES AND STRATEGIES
We believe in Diversity (and not of the neoliberal multicultural type!). Diversity is our best defense and assures our resilience. We must DIVERSIFY OUR ROLES AND STRATEGIES because we have a wide range of needs and an equally wide range of ways to creatively organize ourselves to meet those needs. We want to uplift Youth Vs. Apocalypse, an amazing group of youth who use diverse and creative strategies to uplift youth of color to organize their communities towards an equitable, sustainable, and just world.
We are so inspired by their fire and their commitment!

SELF GOVERNANCE
The #VoteForBenny campaign believes that we must govern our families, communities, schools, and economies using decision-making rooted in values of sacredness, interdependence, abundance, and care. We believe in Self-Governance! Check out Cooperation Jackson to see how a grassroots group is putting this idea into practice.

Who else is diversifying strategies and practicing self-governance? Tag them in the comments! ✊🏾

#VoteForBenny
#ThisIsTheTime
#JustTransition
#Diversity
#Strategy
#UnplugTheEmpire
#Rematriation
#Reparations
#LandBack
#Solidarity
#WeAreTheOnes
#WeGotUs
#EcologicalJustice

The #Vote4Benny Campaign platform is inspired by the work these organizations are doing/have been doing to address the S...
10/27/2020

The #Vote4Benny Campaign platform is inspired by the work these organizations are doing/have been doing to address the Shocks, Slides, and Shifts and to build Local, Living (and Loving!), Linked communities to ensure a #JustTransition.

Permanently Organized Communities

•Shocks, Slides, & Shifts•
This Covid-19 Pandemic shock has created lots of room to win the shifts we need and our movements are codifying some of those wins! Keep organizing rent/mortgage strikes across class lines and get the rich to put land in the commons instead of more speculation.
We want to uplift the wins made last month by #PhillyHousingNow after 6 months of direct action campaigning.
And Moms 4 Housing who won the right to purchase a home they reclaimed earlier this year.

•Local, Living, Linked•
We need place-based and community -based organization to meet most human needs—shelter, food, water, and care.
We want to shout out The East Oakland Collective for putting in work to build racial and economic justice in Deep East Oakland.

Which organizations do y’all wanna shout out who stay permanently organized ?!

[3 Images, background repeats: sunburst color scheme of orange, yellow and reds with drawings of different sized seeds strewn about. Turquoise block background behind text. Blue MG logo.] beautiful art by: @micahbizant

#VoteForBenny
#PermanentlyOrganized
#JustTransition
#UnplugTheEmpire
#RepairRelations
#Reparations
#Rematriation
#WeAreTheOnes
#WeNeedUs
#WeGotUs
#EcologicalJustice

10/27/2020

Breaking News! Movement Generation endorses Benny Ramirez for Sheriff!

Thank you to all the organizers, activists, canvassers, candidates, poll workers, and others that play an ongoing role in this important election process. We see you and we appreciate your work.
As a 501c3 non-profit we aren’t allowed to endorse candidates for office. However, given this political moment we feel it necessary to break the rules and endorse a candidate that we believe will challenge the status quo.
That being said…we’re announcing our endorsement for the #VoteForBenny Campaign!
Benny Ramirez is an undocumented resident living in North Oakland (aka #TheNorthPole) and he is currently facing deportation for his role in a non-violent direct action where he helped block Alameda County Sheriff's officers from evicting his elderly neighbor, Doña Rita.
Benny is running to upset the setup! We’re endorsing him because we think his platform, "Permanently Organized Communities," is bold and visionary and just what we need right now.
We’ll be working closely with the #VoteForBenny campaign over the next five days to highlight community work and orgs that embody the principles of Permanently Organized Communities and whose work inspires the campaign.
Check out Benny's video message to voters on why they should support him in this coming election and please remember to #VoteForBenny on November 3rd!
#VoteForBenny
#UnplugTheEmpire
#JustTransition
#PermanentlyOrganizedCommunities
#WeNeedUs #WeGotUs
#AreYouIn?

10/22/2020
Youth Vs. Apocalypse

“We don’t just want to be inspirational, we want you to meet our demands.” Youth activists have a message for all of us. Watch YVA’s original song & music video “This Is The Time” featuring Alphabet Rockers, Raka Dun, and Destiny Arts dancers and join the movement to transform this moment from breakdown to possibility. Go to ThisIsTheTime.org or text “THETIME” TO 56525 @youthvsapocalypse

Watch, share, comment and amplify Youth Vs Apocalypse’s song ft. youth ages 6-19, Raka Dun, The Alphabet Rockers, & Destiny Arts!

#ThisIsTheTime to fight cuz we have the power, and when they try to silence us we just speak louder”

Text “THETIME” to 56525 or go to thisisthetime.org or to sign our pledge!

Young people: Even if you can’t vote in this upcoming election, you can make an impact during this pivotal moment in history. You can organize adults in YOUR community to pledge to leave YOU a livable and just society.

Adults: Fight to leave us a livable and just society!

OR JOIN OUR TIK TOK CHALLENGE AT tiktok.com/@youthvsapocalypse/

Free Download on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-158858017/this-is-the-time-ft-raka-dun-alphabet-rockers

Big Shout Out to everyone who contributed to this music video!
Emcees: Dulari, Ra'Mauri, Isha, Dulce

Spoken Word by Aniya

Featuring:
Raka Dun - Raka Dun

The Alphabet Rockers (Lily, Maya, Tommy, & Kali) - Alphabet Rockers

Choreography & Dancing by Destiny Arts - Destiny Arts Center

Beat Production: Apollo Aura - @xxi.415

Mix & Mastering Engineer: Jorge Gutierrez- Mixed by Jorge Gutiérrez

Edited by Frankie Lumi Lopez - Lumi of The Peace Poets

Executive Producer Coco Peila - Coco Peila

Directed by: Mariah, Aniya, Lizbeth, Elsis, Dulce & Carolyn

"We began the most important work of all, repairing relationships." Check out this message from the future, and get a gl...
10/08/2020
A Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair

"We began the most important work of all, repairing relationships." Check out this message from the future, and get a glimpse of what we went through to make it a reality. While you're at it, watch/re-watch Course Correction Session 4 to hear from frontline leaders reporting from 2050 (link in the comments). #LeadWithVision #JustTransition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m8YACFJlMg&fbclid=IwAR3JGVFi08G80Z9_2Q0jOUut19XDAeukUGjcg2orJFrmX5eLieUYT9BL0aw

Do we have a right to be hopeful? With political and ecological fires raging all around, is it irresponsible to imagine a future world radically better than ...

"There is no climate justice without Indigenous sovereignty." #LandBack is key to a #JustTransition. Check out NDN Colle...
10/08/2020
HESAPA

"There is no climate justice without Indigenous sovereignty." #LandBack is key to a #JustTransition. Check out NDN Collective's new campaign, launching on Indigenous People's Day, October 12.
https://landback.org/hesapa/

On July 3, 2020, Land Defenders took to Mt.Rushmore to reignite the fight for the Black Hills and the closure of Mt. Rushmore, a symbol of white supremacy and racism. Now, 21 of those Land Defenders…

The #OrangeMenace just walked back into the White House a few minutes ago...and he was maskless.  Actively contagious. A...
10/05/2020

The #OrangeMenace just walked back into the White House a few minutes ago...and he was maskless. Actively contagious. And maskless.
#Menace2Society
#SuperSpreaderInChief
#ConditionHypocritical

“For a company like Civvl to merely exist, the Autonomous Tenants Union said, is “a frank admission that our housing sys...
09/25/2020
Gig Economy Company Launches Uber, But for Evicting People

“For a company like Civvl to merely exist, the Autonomous Tenants Union said, is “a frank admission that our housing system is predicated on violence.”
#EvictCapitalism
#UnplugTheEmpire

A company called Civvl says evicting people is the "FASTEST GROWING MONEY MAKING GIG DUE TO COVID-19."

#RememberingOurWayForward:   For millennia pre-colonization, clam gardens epitomized sustainable food security for Pacif...
09/23/2020
'Bringing beaches back to life': the First Nations restoring ancient clam gardens

#RememberingOurWayForward:

For millennia pre-colonization, clam gardens epitomized sustainable food security for Pacific north-western coastal nations from northern Washington to south-eastern Alaska. Modern studies have found that clam gardens have historically been up to 300% more productive than unmodified beaches, that their clams grew larger and faster than average, and that the clams did not exhibit any signs of resource stress from over-harvesting.

In the Pacific north-west, local people work the shoreline, creating conditions for useful species to thrive

New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States
09/23/2020
New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States

New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States

According to new data analyzed by ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, warming temperatures, rising seas and changing rainfall will profoundly reshape the way people have lived in North America for centuries.

09/22/2020
09/21/2020
Rogue Climate, a climate justice organization in Southern Oregon, experienced the impacts of climate change firsthand th...
09/21/2020
Rogue Valley Relief Fund - MRG Foundation

Rogue Climate, a climate justice organization in Southern Oregon, experienced the impacts of climate change firsthand this week. Their office burned to the ground, while many of their staff evacuated their homes. Yet these hardworking and effective organizers care so much about their community that they immediately mobilized to support their displaced neighbors. Caravans of direct mutual aid have been organized from Portland to bring urgently needed goods. Rogue Climate and other organizations are showing the world that times of crisis can bring out the best in us.

In the immediate term, we need more active forest management, including controlled burns - Indigenous practices that have been disrupted due to colonization. And we need groups like Rogue Climate who are on the front lines of defending rural Oregon from fossil fuel infrastructure and advocating for a just transition.

Please support Rogue Climate and other Southern Oregon grassroots groups through the Rogue Valley Relief Fund to help people most impacted by the wildfires.

(Thank you to MG homie Khanh Pham Khanh Pham for House District 46, for sharing this critical frontline information with us.)

  (La versión en español se encuentra más abajo) Donate to the Rogue Valley Relief Fund Fires are devastating communities across the West Coast. Already, thousands of people have been displaced by these fires and hundreds of homes, businesses, and community spaces have burned. In the Rogue Vall...

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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.
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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.