Building Power in Place – Houston: Breaking the Cycles of Disaster, Displacement, and Disenfranchisement

Labor and community organizers with the Build Houston Better campaign, launched after Hurricane Harvey, and  Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announce a major legislative win to improve worker protection, wages and training access. Photo credit: Worker’s Defense Project. Houston often doesn’t receive funder attention until major climate change-fueled disasters: Hurricane Harvey in 2017, the Deer Park…

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Resourcing Rural Organizing Infrastructure: A New York Case Study

New York State’s progressive movement has accomplished much in recent years, including passage of the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act (Green Light NY), the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act (FLFLPA), and the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). These three examples demonstrate the capability of people- powered movements to effect social change.…

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Technologies for Liberation: Toward Abolitionist Futures

Technologies for Liberation: Toward Abolitionist Futures is a new report by the Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice in collaboration with Research Action Design (RAD). The report explores the ways the state and corporations in the U.S. are using technology to control, police, surveil, and limit the flow of money and power to QT2SBIPOC communities. It also…

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