Category: Social Justice

Congress is Dismantling Public Lands – 5 Things You Can Do to Stop Them

Political news has been all-consuming this week. The inauguration, Trump’s cabinet nominee hearings, ramifications of dismantling the Affordable Care Act. But there’s something newsworthy that you may not have heard about. Congress quietly passed legislation that puts public lands one step closer to demise.   The obscure and not highly publicized congressional budget rule change essentially does away with any value provided by national forests, wildlife refuges, and BLM land. Because the rule states these lands don’t provide any value, they can circumvent a law that prevents transfer of federal property if it hurts the budget. This makes it...

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Artist Spreads Message of World Peace, One Mural at a Time

On January 21, international mural artist Renda Writer will create his 27th mural at the Apache Café in Atlanta, GA, as part of his World Peace Mural tour. The artist will spray paint the word ‘world peace’ over and over again until the exterior walls of the café are transformed into a one-of-a-kind handwritten mural. The idea is to focus on the positives instead of the negatives, which are bound to be floating around on the first day of the new Republican administration. “I guess my goal is really just to use the power of the written word, and the influence...

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New Mexico Immigration Corps to Fight Back Against U.S. Anti-Immigrant Policies

Nonptofit Equal Justice Works will soon launch the New Mexico Immigration Corps, a four-year program to support immigrants to New Mexico with legal advice to help protect their civil rights. Armed with an $800,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the program will run in cooperation with the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center (NMILC) and the University of New Mexico School of Law (UNMSOL). In a state with more than 200,000 immigrants, it’s crucial that people have access to the civil and legal tools that often, due to cultural and language barriers, they are unable to benefit from. “Access...

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Women’s March on Washington going Global the Day After Trump Inauguration

Women are taking a stand on Jan 21. And people of all genders and backgrounds will be marching with them in solidarity around the world. Along with the main Women’s March on Washington, nearly 300 “sister marches” are set to take place the day after President Elect Donald Trump is scheduled to be sworn into office. According to a press release, more than 1 million people could come out to march globally. “This is not an anti-Trump protest,” said sister march spokeswoman Tina Cassidy in an interview with Lady Freethinker. “While the rhetoric of the campaign season deeply troubled...

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Join the National Day of Action Against Trump’s Climate Change Denying Cabinet

Join others across the country Monday, January 9, to take action against President Elect Trump’s cabinet picks. Day Against Denial, 350.org, and other organizers are asking citizens to come together and let their representatives know we do not support climate deniers and fossil fuel advocates in the upcoming administration. Assessments in the senate for the cabinet picks begin this upcoming week. As lawmakers begin to scrutinize and ask questions, it is crucial for the citizens they represent to sound their voices.   Take part in rallies, write emails, make phone calls. Day Against Denial has provided demonstration toolkits to help activists. Join...

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