Thanks to Reverend Billy and his Church of Life After Shopping we have another reason to move our money to small independent banks. As part of its ongoing protest of Chase Bank’s funding of mountaintop removal in Appalachia, Rev. Billy and his cohorts have begun a campaign to disinvest. This hidden-cam style video shows the approach they’re taking, which involves talking to Chase employees about the issue while they close their account. The two bank employees featured in this video seem rather shocked and disappointed to hear of their company’s poor environmental record. So that’s a good start!
As K-pop fans and Black organizers and artists are demonstrating, joyful, powerful movements draw more people in and reflect the kind of world we want to live in.
If soldiers train for armed combat, why wouldn’t activists train for toppling the political-economic structure that’s killing our chance for a just future? The stakes are just as high.
Uganda’s COVID-19 experience underscores the seemingly universal opportunism of authoritarians amidst crisis, as well as opportunities for resistance.