Follow @ WilliamAyers on Twitter…

June 18, 2015

Please and thank you.

Also Facebook.

Joy and Justice, Bill


Classroom Aesthetics

June 18, 2015

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rick-ayers-/classroom-aesthetics-not-the-art-of-teaching-_b_7614548.html


WHAT IS TO BE DONE?

June 16, 2015

The smart and radical Steve Clark has written a provocative and helpful pamphlet under the pen name VI Lenin, and yes, it’s called WHAT is to be DONE? Get it here:
It’s an ebook so you don’t get a hard copy. If you have a Kindle, iPad or smartphone, you can buy it for any of those formats. If you want to read it on your computer, you can download the free Adobe Digital Editions reader. Then, you order the book in epub format. It’s available now at Smashwords, Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes & Noble.


Assata Shakur welcome here!

June 15, 2015

http://www.workers.org/articles/2015/06/13/assata-shakur-mural-removed/


American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

June 13, 2015

Grace Lee Boggs will be 100 years old later this month, and we’ll be in Detroit for her birthday party.

Woo-woo!

Her 95th was a noisy intergenerational riot, and while we will have a quiet time together next week, an uprising is what we all need this time around. Grace goes on and on, and she inspires and challenges us to do the same.

To celebrate her 100th, get the dazzling documentary, “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs,” by the young film-maker Grace Lee. The documentarian Grace was filming “The Grace Lee Project,” a collection of interviews across the land with everyone she could find who shared her name. The idea was cool: show the vast range and diversity of Asian-American women simply by following this one thin thread. And then she met the wondrous revolutionary Grace, and a whole new film project was launched.

Grace Lee Boggs has one of the most interesting minds you will ever encounter. She is always restless, always awakening and rethinking, forever astonished and moved to act, never standing still or entirely satisfied. Even at 99 she’s the most forward-looking person in any room she walks into. She’s a great believer in the power of the unfinished conversation—she loves the unscripted, surprising ideas that percolate in-between when we speak with the hope of being heard, and listen with the possibility of being changed. Since every idea contains its opposite and nothing is fixed or final, she dives into dialogue with unmatched fervor. It’s a sight to behold, and a gift to participate.

Grace wears a t-shirt these days that reads: [r]evolution. She says that we must work for revolution, but not in any old stereotypically scripted way. We must fight for revolution, yes, a huge transformation of all that is before us, and we must embrace evolution—becoming new men and new women capable and worthy of the changes we envision and struggle toward.

Grace challenges us to grapple with the big questions: What does it mean to be human in the 21st Century? How will we grow our souls? Who will we choose to be in a world not of our choosing? What can we imagine and how will we get there? What time is it on the clock of the world?

Happy Birthday, Grace!!

See: “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs”


A new and important piece on movement-making by Barbara Ransby

June 13, 2015

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/ella-taught-me-shattering-myth-leaderless-movement


Today’s Death Threat

April 14, 2015

I got this posted as a message on my Facebook page from Caleb Moran last night. I get a lot of stuff a lot of the time, but Caleb’s seems more creepy/ominous than most, and I don’t know who to send this to at Facebook or wherever.So I’ll send it to you:

Caleb Moran
Apr 13th, 4:40pm
Your time is up. We are going to find you and kill you and your family for your terrorist actions. Letme find your kids or lady friend. Make your bucket list now because you are marked. Dead man walk in. We are going to find you.


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