Several thousand Bay Area activists shut down the central financial district of San Francisco, known as Wall Street West.
The September 25, 2019 actions were part of international climate justice events, including the global student strike on September 20.
Reclaiming’s Bay Area Pagan Cluster – Witches Invoking Creative Climate Action, or WICCA – organized a ritual for mid-afternoon. The cluster processed down California Street singing We Are the Rising Sun, then did a short Equinox ritual in the middle of the “mural district” of Montgomery Street, ending with a spiral dance to Our Hands Will Work for Peace and Justice (Harvest Chant).
In honor of the Apollo anniversary, Gil Scott Heron’s classic celebration of all that is America.
Here’s a president’s-eye view of the July 4 rally in Wash DC – illustrating Trump’s intimate connection with his “base.”
Photo from Guardian – coverage here:
June 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a pivotal event in the history of GLBQT rights.
Here’s links to documentaries on youtube. Sadly, PBS – “public” broadcasting – is so busy monetizing its properties that it allows us to see only the first 7 minutes of its hour-long video.
Maybe it’s time for another uprising?
Photo: Kay Tobin, The NY Public Library Collections.
Luke Hauser is back with a book of Earth-based spirituality and magical activism in the tradition of Starhawk and Reclaiming.
The Teen Earth Magic Workbook – not for teens only! – focuses on empowerment, awareness, and action.
This unique and powerful tool, based on twelve years of rituals, classes, and grassroots activism at Reclaiming’s Teen Earth Magic camp, gathers 350 pages of Reclaiming-style magic plus 40 years of music and other resources – much of it free online.
Hundreds of ideas for teens, adults, teachers, and organizers – spellcrafting, divination, activism, pentacle magic, and much more.
Illustrated with dozens of photos from our California-based youth retreat, sibling camps Witchlets in the Woods and Redwood Magic Family Camp, and events such as the Spiral Dance and street activism, the book includes:
- step-by-step skills and practice in creating magical rituals
- sample rituals including an online ritual; magical activism
- interviews with participants about the meaning of magic and how we can use it to help change ourselves and the world
- dozens of spells and workings that can be done alone or in groups; solitary and small-circle magic
- dealing with curses and negative energy; pentacle workings; intuitive tarot and divination
- chants for rituals and everyday magic
- and much more!
With a Foreword by Starhawk, whose Earth Activist Training courses helped inspire Teen Earth Magic.
Lately I’ve noticed an ugly phenomenon in our fair bayside communities – careless and inconsiderate pedestrians have been taking over the sidewalks, forcing legally-sanctioned scooter riders to dodge, swerve, and ultimately to dismount and walk their electrified vehicles!
This has got to stop! Unfortunately, no one acts more entitled than a pedestrian on a sidewalk. You’d practically think they paid for them!
We need to get pedestrians under control before someone gets hurt. When I see scooters constantly having to dodge people on foot, I know it’s just a matter of time until a careless pedestrian is going to accidentally hit and kill a scooter rider. I’m surprised it hasn’t accidentally happened already. Those kind of accidents are to be expected when pedestrians get out of control.
Pedestrian Lanes & Laws
I propose that all sidewalks be marked with clear lanes, and pedestrians be required to stay in their lane unless they signal a turn at least 50 feet in advance.
Anyone intending to walk around SF or Oakland must obtain a license; provide proof of insurance (in case they accidentally hurt a scooter or a scooter-rider); and at all times wear a helmet, kneepads, and turn signals.
A Long-Term Vision
Ultimately, our urban vision must eliminate pedestrians entirely from the city. If enough scooters are strewn around on sidewalks and streets and dumpsters and lakes, there will no longer be any excuse for walking.
Join our campaign to eliminate pedestrianism! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: San Francisco activists pile yuppie scooters in front of techie megabus.