Racism in America

Police violence goes unpunished. See:

The Worry And The Wait For Justice: What It Feels Like To Be A Black Mother Right Now, by Mikki Kendall

NYPD Officer NOT Indicted for Chokehold Death of Eric Garner by Lauren McCauley  (Both posted on commondreams.org, Dec. 3, 2014)

See also: ColorOfChange: "We have a key opportunity to transform discriminatory and violent policing nationwide."

The Million Hoodies Movement for Justice was established in March 2012 in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin.


Naomi Klein: Reject Keystone XL Pipeline, We Need Radical Change to Prevent Catastrophic Warming
By Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now!

The world speaks

Global mobilization Sept. 20-21, 2014 -- with 400,000 in NYC and hundreds of actions around the world -- people demanded action against the climate crisis.

Phyllis Bennis on Gaza

Hear the presentation and Q & A with Phyllis Bennis, author, activist, and fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, taped in W. Mass. Aug. 13, 2014. 

"Project Unspeakable"

offers scripts for a theatrical work on the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. Hear the late Margot Adler's NPR  report: 'Project Unspeakable' Asks The Big Questions

Drones fly, children die

CODE PINK's Medea Benjamin: U.S. government claims drone victims are mostly militants, but about half of identified victims thus far are civilians and children. See 5.5 min. video hereCheck out photos bit.ly/1h5pQwx and archived footage anytime of their Nov. 16-17, 2013 'drone summit': Drones Around the World: Proliferation and Resistance: bit.ly/18TrIQZ

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

ISEC is pleased to announce that The Economics of Happiness is now available for online viewing on demand. For a fee of US$5, the film can be streamed as often as you like over a one week period. Subtitled international versions may be offered soon. Watch here.

Who's got what in the USA?

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

Artists Against Fracking

See Yoko and Sean Lennon and others in this excellent 7 minute video against hydraulic fracturing for gas. more

Living Downstream

"Living Downstream" new edition book and film

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

New report from ETC Group



"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. Remembering the 1979-82 Women and Life on Earth network based on ecological feminism. more  In 2002-2012 we were based in Germany, with contacts worldwide. With our archive in Berlin, we are ready to build in North America.

 

 

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December 16, 2014

Naomi Klein: "Why #BlackLivesMatter Should Transform the Climate Debate"

In this important analysis, Klein asks: "What does #BlackLivesMatter, and the unshakable moral principle that it represents, have to do with climate change? Everything." [more...]

December 11, 2014

The global scourge of police killing Blacks

"The issue of Black people being victims of systemic brutality, oppression and murder at the hands of the police is not limited to the United States. It is a global problem. If we are ever going to stop this barbaric use of authority to trample the civil and human rights of Black people we must open our eyes to what it happening on an international scale." [more...]

December 11, 2014

"Moving From Human Rights Day to Earth Rights Day"

Jennifer Browdy on the "bitter irony in this week’s avalanche of bad news about human rights, released just in time for Human Rights Day (December 10)..." [more...]

December 08, 2014

At Lima Talks, Nations Worst Hit by Global Warming Say Climate Aid Isn’t Charity, But Reparations

Democracy Now! reports live from this year's international climate change conference in Peru. [more...]

December 08, 2014

UNICEF: 425,000 children in Gaza need immediate psychosocial support

"More than 400,000 children in Gaza need "immediate psychosocial and child protection support" following Israel's devastating assault, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)." [more...]

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