A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement by Alicia Garza

"Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise": First Film on Writer and Activist Chronicles an Extraordinary Life (report from Democracy Now!)

Popular Resistance Newsletter:
Celebrate Black Power

The Art Of The Black Lives Matter Movement

Tell Congress: We Welcome Syrian Refugees

Half of them are children
Don't Use the Budget to Shut Out Refugees
Sign National Priorities Project petition

Black Agenda Report

News, information and analysis from the black left.
See Margaret Kimberley's blog

Who owns what?

Part 39: Public Policy & the Widening Racial Wealth Gap

Who's got what in the USA?

Millions of people have watched this video on Wealth Inequality in America.

Climate Crisis News

"Project Unspeakable"

a theatrical work on the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. more...

Transition Times Blog

We are in a time of transition -- which way will it go? Follow this excellent blog from Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez: latest entry

The Economics of Happiness On Demand

Local Futures is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide

News from Africa

Through the voices of the peoples of Africa and the global South, Pambazuka Press and Pambazuka News disseminate analysis and debate on the struggle for freedom and justice. »Dust from our Eyes: An Unblinkered Look at Africa« by Joan Baxter. She discusses book here

"Money or Life: What makes us really rich"

Now in English! Free download (39 pages pdf) of a German essay by Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen on our relationship with the money economy -- and alternatives.

International Blogs

See Virtual Vita Nuova Jasmina Tešanović,  Serbian author, political activist (Women in Black, Code Pink), translator, and filmmaker.

Welcome to the Women and Life on Earth internet project

on women and peace, ecology and global justice. more  Based in Germany for a decade, we will continue our work as a project of the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice in Western Massachusetts.

See more in our April newsletter.


Photo: The current trade deal between the US and Europe -- the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement currently being negotiated secretly -- has met with major opposition in Europe for several years.


What's new?

April 26, 2016

Chernobyl Effects Suppressed and Downplayed

On the 30th anniversary of the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near Kiev (now Ukraine), the International Physicians for the Prevention of War (IPPNW) in Europe issued this report. [more...]

April 24, 2016

Germans protest US-European trade deal before Obama's visit

On April 23, 2016, an estimated 90,000 people protested against a proposed trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union. [more...]

April 23, 2016

Two victories against fracked gas pipelines: keep it in the ground!

Within one week, two major projects in the US Northeast were cancelled in the face of strong local opposition: the Kinder Morgan NED pipeline and the Constitution Pipeline. [more...]

April 19, 2016

Destiny Watford a 2016 Goldman Prize winner

"In a community whose environmental rights had long been sidelined to make room for heavy industry, Destiny Watford inspired residents of a Baltimore neighborhood to defeat plans to build the nation’s largest incinerator less than a mile away from her high school." [more...]

April 17, 2016

Changing Everything?

Steven Gorelick of Local Futures on the film "This Changes Everything," related to Naomi Klein's book of the same name. [more...]

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