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Our violent system has claimed another comrade.Migrant Justice / Justicia Migrante leader Durvi Martinez died on July 1st from COVID-19. Durvi contracted coronavirus soon after being deported from Vermont to Mexico. Durvi, a trans woman who had suffered severe violence before immigrating to the United States, was deported despite a pending asylum claim.

Before being deported, Durvi was part of the farmworker community in Vermont and a member of Migrant Justice. They were a brave and outspoken advocate for immigrant and LGBTQ rights. Durvi will be remembered as a loving and supportive friend.

Durvi was arrested by ICE in January, 2020 and spent three months detained in deplorable conditions. They were held in an all-male section of the prison, denied medication, and suffered severe weight loss. Durvi’s months in detention led to a weakened immune system that likely increased their susceptibility to the virus that ultimately took their life.

Durvi was in the midst of preparing an asylum application based on the horrific and systemic violence that they experienced as a trans person in Mexico. When the coronavirus pandemic began spreading in immigration detention centers in March, ICE chose to quickly deport Durvi, ignoring the asylum claim and failing to notify Durvi’s lawyer. Rather than releasing Durvi, ICE deported them to their death.

Migrant Justice unequivocally denounces Durvi’s unjust detention and deportation, and we hold Immigration and Customs Enforcement responsible for their death.

Durvi’s family must now pay significant hospital bills and funeral costs and support is urgently needed. Please donate to their family’s GoFundMe to help cover these expenses: gf.me/u/yfivu4
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Our violent system has claimed another comrade.

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And maybe try avoiding using fossil fuels to get there

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Good job! Where is this?

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"To understand the root causes of the pathologies we see today, which impact all of us—but affect Brown, Black and Poor people more intensely—we have to examine the foundations of this society which began with Colonization…. the way the extractive economic system of Capitalism came to this land, supported by systems of supremacy and domination which are a necessary part to keep wealth and power accumulated in the hands of the colonizers and ultimately their financiers.” — Dr. Rupa Marya #AnotherWorldIsPossible #FutureWeWant #DefundPolice ... See MoreSee Less

On this Memorial Day, as we mourn the needless loss of thousands of fellow humans in days past and future, we acknowledge that these losses are rooted in the diseases of domination, greed, violence, militarism, discrimination, and war. Let us today make a commitment to support egalitarian, regenerative, and sustainable solutions for generations to come. ... See MoreSee Less

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Planet of the Humans : Let's just have a think... ... See MoreSee Less

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This is a great critique, a clear rebuttal actually of the many distortions in this film. Can't understand why Michael Moore is promoting it - he obviously hasn't vetted it carefully.

ANNOUNCEMENT! Uprise Youth Action Camp has the green light from the State of Vermont to hold camp! We're going for it! Sign up HERE -> forms.gle/dw5USfjAdLT7ee7p6

DONATE TO SUPPORT YOUTH LEADERSHIP IN THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT HERE! -> www.gofundme.com/f/uprise-camp-amp-youth-action-alliance?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link...
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ANNOUNCEMENT! Uprise Youth Action Camp has the green light from the State of Vermont to hold camp! Were going for it! Sign up HERE -> https://forms.gle/dw5USfjAdLT7ee7p6

DONATE TO SUPPORT YOUTH LEADERSHIP IN THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT HERE! -> https://www.gofundme.com/f/uprise-camp-amp-youth-action-alliance?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

After everything that’s happened, does anyone still think petitions are going to change anything? If you’re not already fired up to get out of your comfort zone, now’s the time to light that fire. ... See MoreSee Less

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Last Saturday, Extinction Rebellion Vermont and allies, using extreme social distancing techniques, planted 39 chestnut trees in honor of nonviolent warrior Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated the same day in 1968 at the age of 39.

The trees were planted on property where working class families once lived before the City of Burlington razed their homes to expand BTV airport and pave the way for the appalling F-35 war aircraft. Vermont's contingent of F-35s burns thousands of gallons of toxic fuel in mere moments and is contributing to the ill health of neighboring communities due to their freakishly loud engine noise.

Burlington has turned a working class neighborhood into a wasteland. The ghostly footprints of former homes remain, waiting for a purpose and reminding us of the disdain that the forces of destruction have for life. These forces are not resting during this pandemic, and neither can we.

The city has said it has a landscape plan for the area, but we all know that "plan" likely consists of occasional mowing. Extinction Rebellion's planting of these 39 "MLK Trees" will help the city with their landscaping, provide healing to these maltreated residential lots, and begin the process of recapturing a fraction of the carbon burned by the military's death machines next door.

We invite the City of Burlington to use these trees as a catalyst for a full reforestation of this besieged territory.
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What do you think capitalists will say when climate change becomes too severe to ignore? We need a revolution so we don’t have to find out. ... See MoreSee Less

What do you think capitalists will say when climate change becomes too severe to ignore? We need a revolution so we don’t have to find out.

soil is usSOIL IS US
We owe our existence to soil. In a sense, we are animate consciously-aware expressions of the life generated by soil. Without soil there would be no terrestrial life forms on earth.
Four-hundred-and-seventy million years ago fungi cytoplasts united with bacteria and algae to become lichen and launched their mutualistic partnership upon a vast single continent of rock. They know longer waited for weatherization to wash nutrients to the sea. They colonized the rock and became the primogenitors of pedogenesis. The Permian forests grew from the soil lichen first built---laying down the coal oil and shale we burn today. Back then the CO2 in the atmosphere was 7000-8000 ppm. Deep soils teeming with life drew CO2 down to as low as 100ppm. Soil gave rise to hydrologic systems. Established the balanced climate in which our species evolved. Yet, to judge by our actions, soil is the most under-valued and abused of all the natural resources at our disposal. The last 30 years have seen an explosion in exciting new panoramas of research into the complex mutualism between plants and the soil biome. We now know that through photosynthesis plant roots deliver a 3rd or more of the sugars plants produce to the soil microorganisms. This liquid carbon drives the vast food web of our biosphere. The soil carbon sponge is designed to be the repository of excess carbon. It is the living library out of which all our dreams of existence are spun. We have come to understand that fungi are a keystone species in this hidden world. And that the conventional agriculture we have developed over the last 60 years has reduced that soil fungal population by 90%. We have degenerated degraded and desertified ½ of the terrestrial planet that is not covered with ice. If we restore this land just think of how much carbon we could draw down.
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Boring photo—but exciting evening. Montpelier City Council votes unanimously to declare climate emergency! ... See MoreSee Less

Boring photo—but exciting evening. Montpelier City Council votes unanimously to declare climate emergency!
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