[SDCPJ] Fw: Please forward: Why we are Thankful... Calendar of Events; Activist Holiday Party
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Activist Calendar EVENTS at bottom of page:
In the age of Trump is there really much to be thankful for? When the Neanderthals are the majority in the House of Representatives and dominate so much of the body politics, can we feel thankful?
On behalf of the 50+ volunteers and the countless participants in Activist San Diego & KNSJ we are deeply thankful that you have supported and sustained us as we enter our 20th the year as an Information, Communications and Mobilization hub!
First and foremost we are thankful to the Indigenous peoples of this continent on whose land we reside. We are thankful for the continuing lessons that have arisen this last year as a result of the resistance movement at Standing Rock. May Thanksgiving become Native American thankfulness day.
In 2017 we are thankful for the millions of women who rose up to march in some of the most powerful expressions of dissent that this country has ever known. We are thankful that abusers are being exposed everyday in the press. Open the floodgates and wash away misogyny.
We are thankful that the Charlottesville atrocities have made white supremacy a national talking point, which must be confronted and understood as part of the fabric of the American legacy. We are thankful that the President exposed himself as an ally of white supremacy and the fascists by saying "there are good people among them". Thankfully his blunder makes our organizing work easier.
We are thankful that there is a new current within the military that doesn't want another war for empire; hopefully willing to speak out and even disobey a president bent on nuclear annihilation of his chosen enemies. We are thankful for the fruits of the peace movement. Peace is beginning to look like a better option than endless war. Many Americans now refuse to be blinded by patriotic posturing in the name of "America First".
We are thankful that Mexicans are refusing to pay for a wall to divide humanity.
We are thankful for the growing number of Americans who are welcoming immigrants, documented or not. We are thankful that our resistance movement will defend the Dreamers. We are thankful that sanctuary has become part of our vocabulary.
We are thankful that tens of thousands rose up around the US, as they did in San Diego, to denounce the Muslim ban as a crude, racist ploy.
We are thankful that those who want to destroy socialized healthcare, Medicare, and Welfare are so divided that they can't pass a single bill in the Congress that they control.
We are thankful that black lives matter and that millions of fellow Americans, who are not black or brown, Asian or Native are supportive. We are thankful for all those building racial justice coalitions saying in a unified voice "this too must end".
We are thankful for those who do the ongoing work for systemic change, joining and invigorating organizations and campaigns.
We are thankful that Bernie revealed the power of millions. We are thankful for the worldwide movement for sustainability to end the climate chaos. We realize that we are the only ones who can lead the planet away from the precipice; a new world is possible, if we unite the visionaries.
We are thankful that you are still reading this greeting with a firm determination to support the struggle for social and racial justice, and that you will do your part.
We are thankful that Community Radio KNSJ 89.1 FM has survived its first few years and is exposing San Diegan to information that has been left out of the broadcast media for decades. We are thankful for your membership and support as we aspire to build an extraordinary, multimedia portal of progressive information to transform the region.
We are thankful that hundreds marched with us after the 'elections', the hundreds joined us at our Counter-Inaugural Ball, that thousands joined to the immigrant rights march and the tax day march, that 800 filled the hall to greet Amy Goodman on behalf of KNSJ, that countless activists attended organizing meetings to build multi-racial unity and create an ongoing Radial Justice Coalition.
We are thankful that we are part of your community of consciousness and resistance... and that every day you do something intelligent to put your finger on the scales of justice.
We are thankful to have a vibrant network of family and friends with whom to celebrate the beauty of life, always thinking about those who do not have such good fortune so we can expand our human family.
We are thankful that you pay attention to the issues and causes which are vital to preserving the vestiges of democracy. We will do our part... Please visit us at ActivistSanDiego.org and KNSJ.org
Stay in touch, stay involved, stay connected and be thankful that we have each other in this most critical junction in in American history.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A CALL TO RACIAL JUSTICE ACTIVISTS! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Meet with other local Activists working on the cause of Police Brutality & White Supremacy
Community Organizing meeting Sundays:
at the Peace Resource Center, 3850 Gateway Place 92105 Join us!
SDPD created a riot during the peaceful protests against Trump organized by Activist San Diego and others.
San Diego's Community Radio KNSJ has meetings the 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Activist Center 4246 Wightman @ Van Dyke in City Heights. Music Team meets 2nd Thursday at the World Beat Center. All are welcome 619-283-1100Info@knsj.org Music@KNSJ.org Listen, comment, participate, support, donate and get on the air!