Category Archives: revolution
Trust and practicing hope
I refuse to dwell on all that is negative, all around us today, and will instead continue to practice hope. People often mistake hope for a feeling, but it’s not. It’s a mental discipline, an attentional practice that you can … Continue reading
Listen to the frontlines!
As I pray about our chaotic times, certain things have become clear. As said below, “there are moments of clarity that allow for society to challenge popular thinking and status quo solutions.” This is one of those moments of clarity. … Continue reading
30th Anniversary of Oka
**If Tomorrow is too short notice please organize actions throughout the month of July. The Siege on Kahnasatake lasted 78 days “In 1990, we (Wet’suwet’en community members) held a solidarity blockade, during #Oka. Our youth passed out pamphlets & read them … Continue reading
What part of systemic do you not understand?
The phrase “what part of CONCEPT do you not understand?” is used to try to get someone to stop and think about whatever CONCEPT it is that you are talking about. This happens when someone is uncritically taking something (CONCEPT) … Continue reading
To sleep is to fall into belief
I haven’t heard get “woke” used for some time. Maybe because Barack Obama said being “woke” doesn’t mean anything unless you do something in response. It’s been disappointing to witness how many people have slept and fallen into belief regarding … Continue reading
Of so little value
Like a faucetDrip, drip, drip.Lives of all our relations,Death, death, death. Jeff Kisling, 4/30/2020 The sun shining on the trees is so beautiful this morning. I had to try to capture it before the sun moved on. Before I came … Continue reading
What is your vision for the future?
The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have upended our lives. Change is being forced upon us. Which makes this an incredible opportunity to build better lives and communities. This requires us to have a vision of what we want to … Continue reading
Plenty Coups was the principal chief of the Mountain Crows of the Crow Nation and a visionary leader. He allied the Crow with the whites when the war for the West was being fought, because the Sioux and Cheyenne were … Continue reading
Silencing protest is crucial for establishing an authoritarian regime, as the current Republican party and administration are doing. As is suppressing media coverage of protests, or delegitimizing what reporting is done as “fake” news. I remember how shocked I was … Continue reading
Time for revolution
When I began this blog nearly five years ago, the Spirit told me the title should be “Quakers, Social Justice and Revolution.” At the time I wasn’t sure what the revolution part would mean. It was clear the status quo … Continue reading