Under the Tree

May 13, 2021

Episode # 32) “Eliminate All the Brutes!”

The Indian novelist Arundhati Roy says, “The trouble is that once you see it, you can’t un-see it.  And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing becomes as political an act as speaking out. Either way, you’re accountable.”  And implicated. Our guest today is Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, author of the classic An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, whose lifework has been an ongoing project to shake us awake, to rouse us from the deep, deep American sleep of denial, to invite us to face history in all its glory and horror.


UNDER the TREE: Episode # 31

May 5, 2021

31) Love the People, Defend the Earth

The predatory heart of capitalism is the rage to accumulate, to expand, and to overrun all boundaries. Racial capitalism demands growth— unleashed and unchecked—but the Earth objects. Violence and aggression are the inevitable accomplices of predation, and when the casualties of cataclysmic capitalist climate collapse resist—as they inevitably will—they are labeled “illegal aliens,” “lawbreakers,” “terrorists,” and “fanatics.” We’re joined today by Eleanor Stein and Jeff Jones, two brilliant freedom fighters and anti-racist organizers, whose central work focuses on environmental justice.


Capitalism is killing us!

May 1, 2021

https://rick-ayers.medium.com/capitalism-is-killing-us-the-covid-case-ea529dbbdbe8


May Day 2021

May 1, 2021

Celebrate May Day! In 1889 May Day was designated International Workers’ Day by the Socialists and Communists of the Second International to commemorate the Haymarket uprising in Chicago. It’s an important part of our history, and a moment to recommit to the fight for a humane and just future for all. Remember the Haymarket Martyrs!Remember Lucy Parsons!#blacklivesmatterDefund (and disarm) the police!Abolish prisons!