"A group of five countries says they have reached a deal to challenge the U.S.-dominated World Bank and International Monetary Fund by creating their own development bank. Leaders from the so-called BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — are gathered in Durban, South Africa, for a two-day summit. Together the countries account for 25 percent of global GDP and 40 percent of the world’s population." www.democracynow.org
—i am excited about latin america, africa and asia getting together and saying fuck the imf and world bank and the usa and europe who have never put a cent towards any liberation movement and shit tons of money towards re-adjusting countries into poverty and neocolonialism. i have reservations about people in power in these nations.
so tomorrow is the night of the whickity whack conference that is disguised as a dope get-more-women-in-leadership, but is actually a state department reign of terror in latin america and globally, specifically for folks who are Indigenous, trans*, rural, wimmin, working class, disabled, queer, working cash poor. [more basic info on the program in the letter JC wrote]
basically this women in public leadership conference center/woodrow wilson foundationg/state department, in our midst, would act as the intellectual equivalent of school of the americas. as KB says, “we’re not down for massacres” so we will be letting that be known! also: we are invested in real meaningful alternatives for radical badass leadership that challenges imperialism and centers social change. no more hilary clinton’s!
info on the folks speaking tomorrow is in the flyers- they are directly involved in massive land left and targetting of oppressed folks [rising up]- which is also 4 double-sided flyers, JC made <3. (please print and distribute if you can!) we will be meeting at 4pm tomorrow in the huerta room. if you haven’t been filled in, we will fill you in! please come out! please bring folks! yayyayyay!
-Youth fighting against education system!!!
in tuscon a group of youth activists and organizers from U.N.I.D.O.S. (United Non-Discriminatory Individuals Demanding Our Studies!)staged a direct action challenging the school board and authorities to end their white supremacist erasure of Brown peoples’ history in Arizona. woohoo! “Our education is under attack. What do we do? Fight back.” inspiring!