“SILENCE = DEATH” was used by the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power(ACT UP), a group committed to the use of direct action to end the AIDS crisis, which is still active 30 years later. From the website: “For meeting the challenge of the AIDS epidemic and its crisis of conscience with vigilant acts of political and cultural provocation – thereby giving voice to the essential creative will of our humanity.”
“SILENCE = DEATH” today relates to our environmental disaster and its crisis of conscience. We are rapidly heading toward the death of Mother Earth.
- Why aren’t more of us speaking out against the disastrous practices that are literally killing our planet?
- Why aren’t more of us denouncing the dismantling of the Environmental Protection Agency and regulations that protect our environment?
- Why aren’t more of us calling out the abuse of power that allows ideology to trump science?
- Why haven’t more of us supported water protectors?
- Why aren’t more of us blocking pipelines and any further fossil fuel infrastructure?
- Why don’t we increase our energy conservation and recycling efforts?
- Why are some of us still traveling by air?
Be still and listen to your heart. Heed the Spirit. Have courage to do what you know is right. After being still, raise your voice.