What are Liberated Zones? A tent dwelling in Occupy DC, one of the many anti-capitalist communities of the worldwide Occupy Movement that experimented with collective, cooperative means of organizing daily life as they protested inequality. Standing Rock, North Dakota, “liberated zone” in the struggle of Indigenous peoples and allies to protect Earth and humanity from […]
We need to understand the nature of love in the activist community, to protect it from the constant attacks of the Beast.
Stories connecting people with authentic activist s/heros, showing how they live, love and create movements, can make it harder to marginalize and harm real-life activists.
Standing Rock, ND—Native Water Protectors and allies create encampments to sustain a massive anti-pipeline movement in a cooperative, participatory community.
Fiction featuring activists and activist settings, portrayed authentically and challenging stereotypes, could be a powerful tool for organizing.
Neighborhood Novelists in the Wall’s Shadow US-Mexico Border Collective Novel-Writing Project [More info soon…]
Union organizers and strikers get attacked from many directions. Turns out this also includes fiction.
We activists get labeled “wet blankets” for mentioning prickly truths. What if instead the dampening weight of our words inspired relaxed second looks at issues?
In our consumerized culture, those privileged to have things tend to suffer from “stuff attachment.” Mine is an activist, counterculture version of this malady.