activism


V.20 No.40 | 10/6/2011
William Rodwell

Newscity

Burque Occupied

The protest began at the U.S. Bank across from the mini APD substation in Nob Hill, but after police cars blocked the road, marchers decided to move so they would be more visible. Officers followed the demonstrators as they walked east from Dartmouth and blocked off every intersection they came to.
V.20 No.32 | 8/11/2011
Jake Foreman (fifth from left) and students from the Native American Community Academy
Elise Kaplan

News Feature

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Native youth group bikes 200 miles on the Trail of the Ancients

Jake Foreman, a member of the Absentee Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma, says riding along the trail is a step toward healing historical traumas. “We’re retracing that route on bicycle and learning from spiritual leaders at every stop,” he says.
V.20 No.23 | 6/9/2011
Tim DeChristopher
Daphne Hougard

Talking Points

Bidder 70

An interview with the activist who stood in the way of the oil industry

Tim DeChristopher walked into the oil and gas lease auction without a plan. Someone asked him if he wanted to be a bidder and handed him a paddle. "And I said, Yes." With that, DeChristopher became bidder 70. He claimed 22,500 acres of drilling rights in Utah that day.
V.20 No.2 | 1/13/2011

news

Is Luis Posada Carriles a terrorist?

Protesters outside an El Paso trial today say Luis Posada Carriles should face more serious charges than perjury and immigration fraud.

Albuquerque’s Answer Coalition traveled to Downtown El Paso to demonstrate this morning. Andy Beale, a member of the antiwar activist group, says turnout was great with around 40 or 50 people. They were successful in conveying their message, he adds: “Luis Posada is a terrorist, and he needs to be prosecuted for that.”

Posada, 82, is a former CIA agent who, for some, is a champion who stood against Fidel Castro. But Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro calls him the bin Laden of the Americas. Noam Chomsky calls him a “world champion in international terrorism.” He’s said to have been involved in several bombings in Cuba in the late ’90s and a 1976 airplane bombing in which 73 passengers died, among other things.

His trial in El Paso today is about immigration fraud relating to his entrance into the United States via Mexico. He lives in Miami.

Despite the heated communism/terrorism debate, Answer Coalition’s Beale says today’s protest was entirely peaceful. A right-wing group of about 30 that supports Posada also demonstrated, he says, but there was no confrontation.

V.19 No.13 | 4/1/2010
An early view of   One Million Bones

Art News

Making Change

One Million Bones protests genocide, one papier-mâché femur at a time

Apathy is often cited as the reason that people fail to act against injustice, though perhaps impotence is a more useful way to describe such inaction. If we approach the problem from this perspective—that people don’t act because they don’t feel capable of affecting change—it has a very clear solution: Offer people a compelling, tangible way to make a difference and they will seize it.

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