We live on Peace Avenue. I never want to move.
We wanted to own the future, so we started with the soil, taking people as prisoners, making them slaves to “progress.” Knowing the earth held the answers, we raped her. We stole from her. We brutalized the planet, demanding she give us the way forward, and when she wouldn’t give us the answers we wanted, we tried to enslave her, too. Centuries later, we live in plastic cities built on the ashes of our forgotten ancestors’ altars to the earth.RKA on Clothesline Productions
Americans will spend over $100 billion dollars on Christmas presents this year, the majority of that money going to fatten the turkeys of multinational CEOs who generously pay their international labor force as much as a few dollars an hour (and as little as a few cents) to produce our gift-wrapped toys, clothing, and electronics. In fact, the toys that end up in one child’s hands on Christmas morning were likely assembled by another child’s hands, just a few weeks earlier, halfway around the world. Where is that child’s secret Santa?RKA on Latina Fatale
Click here to continue reading “What Would Jesus Buy?” originally published on Latina Fatale. *What Would Jesus Buy? is a 2007 documentary film that follows anti-consumer activists Reverend Billy, Savitri D, and the Church of Stop Shopping on a cross-country tour to spread the gospel about the evils of retail. It’s a must-see–for the Adbusters [...]
The reality is, women are disproportionately affected by environmental disasters. I won't call the consequences of our changing climate “natural” because most of these disasters aren't—they are human made catastrophes and the direct results of several centuries of turbo-charged poison and plunder.On Women and Climate Change
“¿Mujeres y cambio climático?” (Women and climate change?) My friend Zsuzsi responded skeptically when I [...]
At this church we are mindful that the life of this Earth is endangered. Earthalujah!Reverend Billy
I looked twice when I saw that Reverend Billy was scheduled to perform his “Earthalujah” show as part of the Centro Hemisférico and FOMMA’s series “Diálogos Hemisféricos” in San Cristóbal de las Casas this week. Then I looked [...]
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