Occupy the Farm: What farming teaches us about movement building

An Oasis in Albany We heard the police were threatening eviction, so we showed up at 11pm. Coming upon the farm in the middle of Albany felt like a surprising breath of fresh air.  I crossed the street from the bright lights of the gas station where cars were zipping in and out playing loudContinue reading “Occupy the Farm: What farming teaches us about movement building”

Dance is love made visible.

“Work is love made visible.” – Kahlil Gibran Reflections from Dancing Freedom Mastery, Dec 2011: Today, I’m sitting in this beautiful lodge in Mount Shasta, California.  The mountain behind me out the window, the sun just starting to set. The parrot is eating his parrot food. A few dozen of us are here to dance forContinue reading “Dance is love made visible.”

Biking through the Occupy Oakland strike

Just came across this entry I never published from last year… Reflecting on our movement… ~ms On November 2nd the people of Oakland took to the streets. Even the little ones with a superwoman cape that read “people over profits” We climbed on the trucks. They asked why. We said: to get a better view.Continue reading “Biking through the Occupy Oakland strike”

COP16: Young and Future Generations Day

I’m here at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change for the second year in a row with the Sierra Student Coalition.  Last year, our world leaders disappointed us by failing to produce a binding treaty.  After the hype of Copenhagen, Cancun feels like a vacation — fewer heads of state, less civil society,Continue reading “COP16: Young and Future Generations Day”