This week, American voters come to end of a long national "nightmare," as Laura has called it. This electoral seasons has left many of us battered and jaded, resigned to hit the polls for a less than satisfying ballot. And yet, this is the same election season that has seen the urgent rise of bombastic movements such as Fight for $15, #NoDAPL, and Movement4BlackLives. So what happens #AfterTheElection?
GGJ in the News
- Source:The Laura Flanders ShowDate:Tue, 11/08/2016Type:VideoURL:http://www.lauraflanders.com/?video=20hVHnLtNfk
- Source:In These TimesDate:Thu, 11/10/2016Type:URL:http://inthesetimes.org/article/19616/organize-against-president-trump
By Kate Aronoff
In the wake of Donald Trump's upset victory over Hillary Clinton, In These Times asked organizers who have worked in the climate, racial justice, immigrant rights and other movements for their reactions and their ideas on what comes next. Here's what they said.
- Source:In These TimesDate:Wed, 10/19/2016Type:URL:http://inthesetimes.com/article/19566/pussy-grabs-back-organizers-react-to-debate-plan-ahead-post-election
By Kate Aronoff
"I'm in a room full of women,” Yong Jung Cho, an organizer with #AllOfUs2016, said during Wednesday night’s presidential debate, "and we all audibly gasped and cringed at (Donald) Trump's response on abortion. Women will make our own decisions about our own bodies, lives and we'll happily defeat Trump in November."
- Source:AlterNetDate:Sun, 10/30/2016Type:URL:http://www.alternet.org/world/there-epidemic-assassinations-targeting-human-rights-defenders-latin-america
By Sarah Lazare
On October 18, human rights defenders José Ángel Flores and Silmer Dionisio were murdered after they left a meeting of peasant farmers in the Bajo Aguán region of Honduras. Both were organizers with the Unified Campesino Movement of the Aguán (MUCA), whose former president Johnny Rivas said “death squads chasing peasant families fighting for land rights" were behind the assassinations.
- Source:AlterNetDate:Wed, 11/23/2016Type:URL:http://returnswww.alternet.org/print/obama-still-silent-police-violence-and-hundreds-injuries-dakota-pipeline-activists
By Sarah Lazare
The Obama administration has remained silent amid mounting calls for federal authorities to intervene to stop police violence at Standing Rock that left hundreds of water protectors injured Sunday night, some seriously. The Morton County Sheriff’s Department waged a 10-hour attack with rubber bullets, tear gas, concussion grenades and cold water in sub-freezing temperatures, injuring at least 300 people, the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council reports.
- Source:AlterNetDate:Tue, 11/22/2016Type:URL:http://www.alternet.org/immigration/getting-prepared-fight-against-trump-immigration-raids-and-deportations
By Sarah Lazare
“After the election, we’ve been asking folks to prepare,” Armando Carmona, spokesperson for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, told AlterNet over the phone from Los Angeles. “We don’t want to get stuck in fear, but we need to be prepared, and be prepared for the worst.”
- Source:CBS MiamiDate:Wed, 11/09/2016Type:VideoURL:http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/11/09/trump-victory-sets-off-protests-on-both-coasts/
Donald Trump’s presidential victory has set off protests early Wednesday on both coasts.
From Pennsylvania to California, Oregon and Washington, hundreds of people hit the streets to voice their opposition to Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton.
- Source:Global Sisters ReportDate:Wed, 06/15/2016Type:URL:http://globalsistersreport.org/news/environment/women-religious-join-those-bringing-attention-day-justice-murdered-honduran
Editor's note: This story was updated June 15 at 3:20 p.m. following the Justice4Berta event in New York City.
Women religious in the United States, Honduras and across the world have long worked to resolve issues of violence, environmental injustice and indigenous rights — themes all converging in the commemoration June 15 of a prominent Honduran environmental activist assassinated earlier this year in Honduras.
- Source:In These TimesDate:Mon, 06/13/2016Type:URL:http://inthesetimes.com/article/19184/how-the-left-can-stop-trump
How the Left Can Stop Trump
The Right failed. It’s up to us now.
Salvador Seda has voted for the Democrat in every presidential election since he first registered in 1963. More than half a century later, the retiree and resident of Cleveland’s working-class Puritas-Longmead neighborhood is ending his streak.
- Source:KPFA, 94.1FM: Terra VerdeDate:Fri, 06/17/2016Type:AudioURL:https://kpfa.org/episode/terra-verde-june-17-2016/Audio:
As the pressure on natural resources grows across the world, grassroots environment rights defenders are increasingly under fire — on average two people are killed every week defending their land and environment.Tags: