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Dreams of Justice CPA 2014-2016

Chinese Progressive Association - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 4:36pm

Dreams of Justice: Report from the Chinese Progressive Association 2014-2016

page files:  CPA REPORT_2016_f_sm.pdf
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Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration: Interview with NNIRR Director

NNIRR - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 4:24pm
Story Type:  In the News Story Publisher:  NNIRR

NNIRR Executive Director comments on President Trump's executive orders on immigration on this show on KPFA 94.1.

Listen here: https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=252120

 

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They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.

It Takes Roots - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:36pm

Women of color led the way.  This weekend we all helped to build the largest mobilization against the inauguration of a President in the history of the United States!  From DC to Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, New York, Oakland, to countless cities and towns across the country and around the world, millions of people took to the streets.  While many of the marches drew broad participation from primarily white women of many ages, the majority of these mobilizations were multi-racial, led by women of color and gender non-conforming folks.

#ItTakesRoots to #GrowtheResistance is an effort led by women of color on the frontlines of racial, housing and climate justice across the country, which brought together over 100 grassroots leaders in DC this past week to grow our resistance, and organized translocal actions in 8 cities on inauguration weekend.  It is an outcome of years of organizing and relationship building across the Climate Justice Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Indigenous Environmental Network, and Right to the City Alliance.

We came together as four national grassroots alliances immediately after the elections because we heard loud and clear from our membership that our priority in this next period should be to build a visionary opposition to the racist, misogynist and xenophobic politics and practices of Trumpism.  The leadership of frontline communities in the historic mobilizations of this past week are a testament for what is to come.

Within hours of taking office, President Trump signed an executive order to pave the way towards repealing the Affordable Care Act, and reinstated the global gag rule originated by Ronald Reagan in 1984 that prohibits US funding to any international organization that includes education about abortion in their reproductive health and family planning options. Today he signed executive actions to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines–both of which have been the center of some of the largest environmental justice mobilizations in US history.

This President is intent on destroying our bodies, our communities, and Mother Earth. We will not let it happen.  Join us to Grow the Resistance.

Training Labs and Strategy Exchanges
Our delegation to DC spent a day and a half together in training labs and strategy exchanges.  Members shared models of 21st century Sanctuary Cities and rapid response collectives, discussed the connections between climate justice, gender justice, land, and housing fights, strategized around what a Just Transition will look like for our communities in this period, and trained each other on direct action tactics for strengthening our visionary opposition.

J20 Action at DOE and HUD
In the final hours before the inauguration of Donald trump, we led a two-part action starting at the Department of Energy and ending at the Department of Housing and Urban Development calling out the incoming administration’s picks for both departments and demonstrating the kinds of policies we want them to put forth that represent community solutions.

Learn more about the actions in this piece by Yessenia Funes with ColorLines

J20 Marches and the J21 Women’s March
On January 20th and January 21st, the #ItTakesRoots women of color-led contingent was on the frontlines of resistance to Donald Trump’s inauguration at #DisruptJ20 and the historic Women’s March on Washington. The contingent of Black, Latin@, Asian, Arab, and Indigenous women and gender nonconforming people are leading grassroots voices and organizers for climate, housing, gender, racial and indigenous justice.

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS

Solidarity in Action
The #ItTakesRoots delegation was supported by the Ruckus Society and the Center for Story-Based Strategy.  On Thursday we supported an action by indigenous groups to protest outside a Trump gala with a flash round dance led by indigenous women and youth.  On Saturday, we marched with our sisters from the National Domestic Workers Alliance and other allies to be one of the liveliest contingents with our songs, drums, chants and dance.

Where do we go from here?
You are not alone.  We have your back and we need your support now more than ever.  It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance is our response to this moment.  We are committed over the next 100 days to translocal actions around the country, to continued conversations on longer-term strategy, and to developing our sector to fight together.

Join us to #GrowTheResistance and build a world with liberation and justice for all:

  1. Take the pledge at: www.GrowTheResistance.org?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss

  2. Follow Indigenous Environmental Network for updates on how to support the continued fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL pipeline, in the wake of Trump’s executive order.

  3. Host an #ItTakesRoots strategy session and rapid response collective action in your city or region to #GrowTheResistance.  Contact Malcolm at  Malcolm@righttothecity.org to get connected.

  4. Support the #ItTakesRoots to #GrowtheResistance Movement.  Click this button to donate online TODAY

Mark your Calendar

  • Join our national call: Lessons and Next Steps from #ItTakesRoots to #GrowtheResistance on Wednesday, February 8th from 1-3pmPT/2-4pmMT/3-5pmCT/4-6pmET.  Click here to RSVP

  • Join us April 29 – People’s Climate Mobilization in Washington DC.

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RE: PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS

CVH - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 2:10pm

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We Rise Up for Immigrant and Refugee Justice

NNIRR - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 10:45pm
Story Type:  Blog Story Publisher:  NNIRR

NNIRR Stands Firm in its Commitment

to Rights and Justice for ALL Immigrants and Refugees

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Executive Orders on Immigration - January 25, 2017

NNIRR - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:13pm
Story Type:  Blog Story Publisher:  NNIRR

Here are the links to the White House release of the two executive orders signed today by President Trump:

Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

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STOP ANDY PUZDER, Trump's anti-labor choice for Labor Secretary

UE - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 3:58pm
25 January, 2017

Donald Trump has made some horrible choices for his cabinet, such as, for Education Secretary, a billionaire who knows nothing about public education except that she wants to privatize it.  His Treasury Secretary nominee is a former Goldman Sachs partner who foreclosed on 36,000 homeowners, in one case throwing a 90-year-old woman out of her house because she made a 27-cent error on a payment.

But his choice for Secretary of Labor is an insult to every worker. Andy Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, owner of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast food chains. Puzder made more money in one day last year  ($17,192) than one of his full-time minimum wage workers makes in a year ($15,130). His employees are so underpaid that they collect an estimated $250 million from American taxpayer-funded safety net programs such as food stamps (SNAP) and Medicaid each year, according to the National Employment Law Project.

Yet he oppose any increase in the minimum wage and has expressed opposition to having a minimum wage at all. But he practices what he preaches by cheating workers even out of their low wages. Workers are routinely pressured to work “off the clock” for no pay at all, and his chains have high rates of sexual harassment of female employees.

So the man who would be in charge of enforcing the country’s employment laws may be someone who routinely breaks those very laws!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN Fight for $15’s petition to the U.S. Senate, telling them to reject Andy Puzder for Labor Secretary.

 

 

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STOP ANDY PUZDER, Trump's anti-labor choice for Labor Secretary

UE - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 3:58pm
25 January, 2017

Donald Trump has made some horrible choices for his cabinet, such as, for Education Secretary, a billionaire who knows nothing about public education except that she wants to privatize it.  His Treasury Secretary nominee is a former Goldman Sachs partner who foreclosed on 36,000 homeowners, in one case throwing a 90-year-old woman out of her house because she made a 27-cent error on a payment.

But his choice for Secretary of Labor is an insult to every worker. Andy Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, owner of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast food chains. Puzder made more money in one day last year  ($17,192) than one of his full-time minimum wage workers makes in a year ($15,130). His employees are so underpaid that they collect an estimated $250 million from American taxpayer-funded safety net programs such as food stamps (SNAP) and Medicaid each year, according to the National Employment Law Project.

Yet he oppose any increase in the minimum wage and has expressed opposition to having a minimum wage at all. But he practices what he preaches by cheating workers even out of their low wages. Workers are routinely pressured to work “off the clock” for no pay at all, and his chains have high rates of sexual harassment of female employees.

So the man who would be in charge of enforcing the country’s employment laws may be someone who routinely breaks those very laws!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN Fight for $15’s petition to the U.S. Senate, telling them to reject Andy Puzder for Labor Secretary.

 

 

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Trump to sign executive orders enabling construction of proposed border wall and targeting sanctuary cities

NNIRR - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 11:35am
Story Type:  Article Story Author:  Jerry Markon, Robert Costa and Abigail Hauslohner Story Publisher:  Washington Post

President Trump plans to sign executive orders Wednesday enabling construction of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and targeting cities where local leaders refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation, according to White House officials familiar with the decisions.

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2/8/17 – RSVP for: “Lessons and Next Steps from #ItTakesRoots to #GrowTheResistance” Call // Inscríbase aquí para llamada de: “Lecciones y Pasos Siguientes sobre Se Necesitan Raices para Cultivar La Resistencia”

It Takes Roots - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 1:55pm

Join Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Climate Justice Alliance, Indigenous Environmental Network and Right To The City Alliance on February 8, 2017 at 4-6 EST / 1-3 PST for our call about historic #ItTakesRoots to #GrowTheResistance mobilization in D.C. and around the country and discuss next steps in the first 100 days to grow the resistance.

Please fill out the form below to RSVP.

Únete a Grassroots Global Justice, La Alianza de Justicia, Indigenous Environmental Network y Right To The City Alliance el 8 de Febrero a las 4-6 EST / 1-3 PST por nuestra llamada sobre la movilización histórica de Se Necesitan Raices para Cultivar La Resistencia en D.C. y en todos partes del país. Discutiremos los pasos siguentes en las primeras 100 días para cultivar la resistencia!

Por favor llena la forma abajo para inscribirse. 

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Former Executive Director of Anti-Immigrant Hate Group FAIR Joins Trump Administration

NNIRR - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 6:47pm
Story Type:  Article Story Author:  Stephen Piggott Story Publisher:  Southern Poverty Law Center

Julie Kirchner, the former executive director of the 

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Women of Color Lead With United Vision: Resist and Protect Each Other

It Takes Roots - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 6:29pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 20, 2017

A contingent of immigrants, domestic workers, housing and climate justice leaders join forces at Women’s March

VISUALS:      75-foot banners, beautiful art, colorful signs.

ACTION:         Due to increasing threats on protesters’ safety at the J20 actions, staging details will not be revealed yet.

WHEN:           Saturday, January 21, 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:         Meeting at Garfield Park (corner of 3rd and G Street SE), Washington, D.C.

WHO:             The #ItTakesRoots contingent, led by women from communities most impacted by the new administration’s proposed policies. Thousands of women of color, domestic workers, leaders of immigrant rights and climate justice organizations and allies.

  • Among the organizations participating: Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Climate Justice Alliance, Right to the City Alliance
  • Marching with: hundreds of Domestic workers and women in climate leaders from across the US, representing groups like: 350, Sierra Club, Amazon Watch, National Domestic Workers Alliance.

WHY:              The new administration poses tremendous threats to national parks, sacred land, water, our bodies and homes. Women of color and grassroots leaders are joining together to resist and to lead the way with solutions right now.

CONTACT:     Isobel White, 510-828-3554

Bernice Shaw, 310-880-1389

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Women of Color protect the land, water, and housing for all of us.

It Takes Roots - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 4:33pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 19, 2017

Hundreds of Indigenous leaders, veterans, climate and housing activists from across the country join together to stage disruption at Department of Energy and HUD

WHEN:     Friday, January 20
9am at the Department of Energy;
10am at the Department of Housing and Urban Development

WHERE:     Beginning at 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. (Department of Energy)

WHO:     Hundreds of Indigenous peoples, leaders of climate justice movements, veterans, women of color and allies gathering to defend the land, water, bodies, and homes from tremendous threats posed by the incoming administration.

WHY:     The appointments of Rick Perry, Steve Mnuchin, and Ben Carson make clear the Trump administration’s intention to ramp up the exploitation of land for private profit, wreaking devastation for the climate, for our water, and for our homes.

  • Until a week ago, Rick Perry was on the Board of the company driving the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatened the water of 17 million people.
  • Trump has signaled his desire to re-enter an arms race, leading to a greatly intensified risk of nuclear war and to increased health threats in indigenous communities and communities of color where nuclear testing occurs.
  • Mnuchin, Carson, and Trump together will threaten the homes of both homeowners and renters. Mnuchin is known as the “foreclosure king” for the over 36,000 foreclosures he instigated during the financial crisis. With half of all renters facing unaffordable rents and evictions at all-time highs, Carson has stated that he plans to turn public housing over to private interests, which will only worsen the displacement and affordable housing crises faced by communities around the country.

VISUALS:    75-foot banners, Indigenous women from Standing Rock, veterans, street theater to showcase threats posed by the Trump administration and what an alternative could look like – protecting the climate, land, and water for all people.

CONTACT:     Isobel White, 510-828-3554
Bernice Shaw, 310-880-1389

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It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance Translocal Toolkit

It Takes Roots - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:15pm

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ), Climate Justice Alliance (CJA Our Power Campaign), Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), and Right To The City Alliance (RTTC) are teaming up for the It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance Delegation and Translocal Actions in the first 100 days of the Trump administration. Check out this toolkit for information on how to participate translocally and spread the word about #ItTakesRoots:

It Takes Roots to Grow The Resistance – Narrative Toolkit

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‘Intel Inside New Mexico’ Across the Country

SWOP - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:19pm

SWOP is fortunate to work with a number of amazing young people and interns, including Antonio Maestas (wearing a hat in the above photo), who has worked as an Environmental Justice Intern at different times over the past few years. Antonio is now attending Earlham College, where he introduced SWOP’s book “Intel Inside New Mexico” to his Environmental Racism & Community Health class. Below is a reflection on that book from professor Deborah D. Jackson and her students

I am a cultural anthropologist at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and during fall semester of 2016, SWOP enriched a new class of mine, titled “Environmental Racism & Community Health,” by donating 20 copies of their 1995 book Intel Inside New Mexico: A Case Study of Environmental and Economic Injustice. How did this come about? Here’s the story.

Over the past several years, I have come to understand the powerful and devastating effects of environmental racism and began developing a course on the topic. In fall semester of 2016, I was able to teach this new course for the first time, and was delighted to have a diverse and enthusiastic group of 15 students joining me on the journey. We became aware of SWOP and its important work early on, through references in readings by Robert Bullard and others whose academic work focuses on ER issues.

As it turned out, one student in the class, Antonio Maestas, had a surprise for us. Antonio is from Albuquerque and has worked as an intern for SWOP over several summers. During the summer of 2016, he found a copy of Intel Inside New Mexico in the SWOP office, and when he let folks there know about his upcoming fall semester class on environmental racism and community health, they generously offered to donate 20 copies of the book to the class. Once the semester had gotten underway in the fall, Antonio put me in touch with Marisol Archuleta in the SWOP office who facilitated the process, and the books arrived in time for inclusion in the final unit of the class – the unit on Chicano/a and Native American communities!

This unique book tells the story of the microelectronic industry, and especially of the rise of Intel in New Mexico and the environmental and economic injustices entailed by the corporation’s success. The case is described in great detail, revealing the numerous ways in which residents of Albuquerque and surrounding areas – especially in communities of color – have been disadvantaged and devastated by the collusion between elected officials of New Mexico and corporate executives of Intel. This compelling narrative incorporates all the insights about racism, class dynamics, and power that we had been learning about through scholarly books and articles. Furthermore, while the book reveals almost inconceivable corruption and injustice, it also includes examples of successes in the struggle against Intel’s abuses. The publication of Intel Inside New Mexico in a form that’s fully accessible to community organizers and the general public, as well as to students and professors in college classes such as mine, constitutes in and of itself a triumph of environmental justice.

All these traits made Intel Inside New Mexico the perfect book with which to end our study of environmental racism and community health issues in the U.S. The in-class discussion was lively and impassioned, and the students’ reaction papers on the book demonstrated the value of an extended case study, explored in all its many aspects, as a means of deepening their knowledge and stimulating their motivation for change.

Thank you, SWOP, for your generous donation to my class, and for all the good work you do fighting for environmental and economic justice!

Deborah D. Jackson

Professor of Anthropology

Earlham College

Richmond, Indiana

 

Here’s a small sampling of excerpts from the papers students wrote in response to this extraordinary book:

“This case study Intel Inside New Mexico proved to be extremely eye-opening about the types of industry that pollute and the extent to which the harmful practices we’ve studied in this course permeate sectors of business, production, and various corporations.”   (Cianna)

“I thought it was very important to see an example of a corporation as big as Intel conducting such terrible practices – it brings the issue of environmental racism closer to everyone.” (Evelyn)

“What struck me when reading Intel Inside New Mexico was the many levels on which Neoliberalism worked and impacted SWOP’s work, and the many people affected by the Intel corporation” (Liadh)

“Over the past several days as I devoured Intel Inside New Mexico, several similarities between other issues we have examined and the injustices faced by Chicano, Native, and local New Mexican people because of the corporate policies of Intel became apparent to me immediately.”   (Caleb)

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Your Call: President Obama’s immigration legacy

NNIRR - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:00am
Story Type:  In the News Story Author:  Rose Aguilar and Laura Flynn Story Publisher:  KALW public radio

What is President Barack Obama’s legacy on immigration?

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Medical center staff, community call for safe staffing and fair treatment at UVM Medical Center

VWC - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 5:26pm

This afternoon, nurses, licensed nursing assistants, mental health techs, labor and delivery assistants, unit secretaries and other patient care professionals at UVM Medical Center (UVMMC) joined together with members of the Vermont Workers Center to call on UVMMC to respect their rights to organize a union.

Sign the petition supporting safe staffing, quality patient care and fair treatment for all workers »

LNA Heather Lambert said:

Routinely we are asked to care for 13-14 patients on a given shift when to be giving the best care a number closer to 7-8 is most reasonable. And conditions have only been getting worse. ... We come to work to care for our neighbors because that is what we love to do. We can no longer be put in situations to be heartbroken for people because we are not given what we need to do a job well.

That is why we have been working to build our union. We know that when we are involved in decisions about our work, better decisions will be made. We are disappointed that the Hospital administration believes that they can make decisions about our jobs without us, especially because the decisions they have been making lately are not working to improve the quality of care.

The Workers' Center is committed to helping these courageous workers organize for their rights as workers and for quality healthcare for all of us. Please sign the petition calling on the UVM Medical Center to respect its workers' rights.

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Women of Color Lead: A Call to Grow the Resistance against Trump, to Converge in Washington D.C. Jan 18-21

It Takes Roots - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 5:22pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2017

CONTACT: Isobel White, 510-828-3554
Bernice Shaw, 310-880-1389

Women of Color Lead: A Call to Grow the Resistance against Trump, to Converge in Washington D.C. Jan 18-21
Interviews available upon request with women of color, undocumented & immigrant women, Spanish speakers, Indigenous Peoples, youth and renters

Washington D.C. | January 18, 2017 — This week, women of color and grassroots leaders from around the U.S. will join forces for the “It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance delegation to Washington D.C. to take action against the incoming Trump administration. The delegation, organized by the Climate Justice Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Right to the City Alliance, will bring together over 100 grassroots leaders from communities most impacted by a wide range of the incoming administration’s proposed policies.

These leaders – from African American, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Indigenous, and poor white communities across the country – are joining together to resist the threat posed by the incoming administration and to build a vision beyond hate and walls.

“We are in a moment in which racial hatred against our communities of color is stronger than ever, in which we have to organize, unite and defend our rights that we have as immigrants, workers and families.  We cannot allow fear to paralyze us. The respect and dignity of and in our communities is our shield to be able to maintain that strength and resistance in our communities.” – Sylvia Lopez, Domestic Workers organizer, Mujeres Unidas y Activas.

These grassroots leaders will join together in workshops to learn from each other’s local struggles and victories and to be trained in community resilience and nonviolent resistance. They will also take part in the direct actions listed below.

It Takes Roots to Grow The Resistance means that grassroots communities hold the power to pushback against the injustice that a Trump presidency will bring.  Grassroots, local, low-income and communities of color are leading the way with solutions right now, such as United Workers shutting down incinerators in Baltimore and the Boston Recycling Coalition pushing their city toward zero waste.” – Ahmina Maxey, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)

“When people in power have tried to divide our communities, told us to hate and fear each other, it is the women who have brought us together. Now more than ever, we need to ensure that the roots of the resistance are strong, so we are coming together to grow and deepen the resistance together.” – Angela Adrar, Climate Justice Alliance

#ItTakesRoots Actions & Events In Washington D.C. January 18 – 21st

    • Friday January 20th at 9:30 AM (1000 Independence Ave SW, Washington D.C);
      • #ItTakesRoots direct action at the U.S. Department of Energy and the office of Housing & Urban Development to oppose Rick Perry’s direct ties to the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the threat to housing security posed by Ben Carson, Steven Mnuchin, and Donald Trump.

 

  • Friday January 20th at 12:00 PM at Columbus Circle in Union Station:

 

      • #ItTakesRoots will spearhead a women of color, gender non-conforming folks and allies contingent at the Disrupt J20 March called for by local D.C. communities aiming to disrupt the inauguration.

 

  • Saturday January 21st at 9:00AM, meeting at Garfield Park (Corner of 3rd and G Street SE, Washington D.C.)

 

    • #ItTakesRoots will join in with the Women of Color & Allies Contingent for the historic Women’s March on Washington. Thousands are expected to join the contingent including members of the four alliances, the National Domestic Workers Center, 350.org and more. The contingent will feature frontline Women of Color spokespeople as well as bold and large art & banners.

Local Actions Throughout the Nation:

On January 20th, in solidarity with the delegation in D.C., member organizations are spearheading actions in nine cities across the country including: Chicago, Oakland, San Francisco, Nashville, Los Angeles, Boston, San Antonio, Long Beach and Denver. The #ItTakesRoots coalition also plans to escalate a series of translocal actions throughout the first 100 days of the Trump Presidency to build community power.  

 

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Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ)

Grassroots Global Justice is a national alliance of grassroots organizations building a popular movement for peace, democracy and a sustainable world.  GGJ weaves and bridges together US-based grassroots organizing groups and global social movements working for climate justice, an end to war, and to advance a just transition to a new economy that is better for people and the planet.

www.ggjalliance.org?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss

@ggjalliance

 

Climate Justice Alliance (CJA)

The Climate Justice Alliance is a collaborative of over 35 community-based and movement support organizations uniting frontline communities to forge a scalable, and socio-economically just transition away from unsustainable energy towards local living economies to address the root causes of climate change.  We are rooted in Indigenous, African American, Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, and working-class white communities throughout the U.S. We are applying the power of deep grassroots organizing to win local, regional, statewide, and national shifts.

http://www.ourpowercampaign.org?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss

@cjaOurPower

 

Right to the City Alliance (RTTC)

Right to the City (RTTC) emerged in 2007 as a unified response to gentrification and a call to halt the displacement of low-income people, people of color, marginalized LGBTQ communities, and youths of color from their historic urban neighborhoods. We are a national alliance of racial, economic and environmental justice organizations.

http://righttothecity.org/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss

@OurCity

 

Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)

Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.

www.ienearth.org?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss

@ienearth

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Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Standing Up for Racial Justice

NNIRR - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:13pm
Story Type:  Blog Story Publisher:  NNIRR

When we stand up for racial justice, we are standing up for human rights. We are standing up for immigrant rights. We are standing up against xenophobia. We are standing up to build a movement committed to economic and social justice for all.

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#MLKLives: The Call for a New Poor People's Campaign

VWC - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 10:54am

On MLK Day, we are excited to share this new video, a sneak peak at the coming documentary about the call for a New Poor People's Campaign and the different fights coming together to make it happen:

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