“HELP! I’VE BEEN COLONIZED AND CAN’T GET UP….”

The following essay by Jane Anne Morris was originally written for the Earth First! Journal (http://www.earthfirstjournal.org/efj/) which is why, she says, it emphasizes environmental activism. However, it applies equally well to almost any other work for social change. While we fight the “little” battles, of which there are many, the war is lost to the corporate big picture strategy of colonizing us.

“HELP! I’VE BEEN COLONIZED AND CAN’T GET UP….”
Take a Lawyer and an Expert To a Hearing and Call Me In a Decade

by Jane Anne Morris*

A third of your friends are locked down in an old growth grove or at a corporate headquarters, with law enforcement officers rubbing pepper spray in their eyes. Another third are preparing testimony so you can be persuasive at a generic regulatory agency hearing while you’re begging them to enforce a tiny portion of our laws. Continue reading

Who Created Marriage, God or Consenting Couples?

by Doug Wallace

The recent bitterness over the passage of Proposition 8 in California has brought on efforts by its proponents to assuage the rift between it and its opponents. As an example in his column in the Dec. 5 Issue of Catholic San Francisco, Archbishop George H. Niederauer called for an end to hate and name calling in the aftermath of Proposition 8, and calls for reconciliation based upon trust, respect and tolerance. Continue reading