by B.J. Delas Armas
on 8/06/2003 12:49:00 PM
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If You Want to Become an Activist. . .
Still I am the same B-to-the-Jizzay on your fizzay. Crossing you up and shit on the basketball court and whoopin' and hollering for them Chi-town Bullies
. I don't think I'm at the point where I'd die for a cause. I just think change is possible, but that there aren't enough people involved and that the way some groups approach civilians is just wrong. These groups need a diversity of opinion in my opinion. Plenty of civilians believe shit should be changed, but are just too disenchanted or scared to do anything because of the confusion and overbearing number of organizations and groups that solicit shit, so it'd help that as many cits and civs get their shit together and fire the contrived shit up to the activist groups' shit.
These are some of the links of what I believe are problems that really need to be solved:
Challenging Corporate Authority
Basically these links are about making this US of A place an actual democracy, where the power is in the people be it a single mom working at Vons (Safeway of the South !) on Sunset or a sleazy Manhattan Beacher with a two-story house, No Soliciting signs, and 3 gigantic pitbulls to protect shit he shouldn't have overpaid for in the first place.
Alliance for Democracy
Citizens Council on Corporate Issues
Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County
Program on Corporations, Law, and Democracy
Workgroup on Citizen Authority
Unlike the traditional environmentalist movements, this cause is about helping out disadvantaged folks' environment. It's about treating a South Central Los Angeles the same way as a Beverly Hills.
South African Exchange Program for Environmental Justice
Southwest Network on Environmental and Economic Justice
Indigenous Environmental Network protects Mother Earth
Basically, this is about letting the workers have a life.
Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment
Campaign for Labor Rights
International Labor Rights Fund
National Labor Committee
National Mobilization Against Sweatshops
Responsible Shopping Guide
United Farm Workers
United Students Against Sweatshops
U.S. Dept. of Labor No Sweat
Workers Rights Consortium
I got a directory of these problems-solver organizations from this book
And if you want stuff on just the antiracism, environment, farming, health, and popular education, there's more in that book.
Labels: Activating the Community