Includes Occupy, Black Lives Matter, peace and anti-war actions, climate justice, immigrant rights, and more.
Photos from a 2004 vigil outside the SF Metreon called Stolen Lives: Killed by Law Enforcement – a forerunner of Black Lives Matter.
Stolen Lives was organized by community activists from Hunters Point neighborhoods.
Reclaiming folks including Kevyn, Bill, Starhawk, and others brought potted plants to create a living altar. You can see the Pagan Cluster circled up on the widest shot below, and creating altars in others.
Photos by George Franklin/Reclaiming Quarterly
We just posted several new issues of the original Direct Action newspapers – namesake of Luke Hauser’s novel and source of many of the stories contained therein.
Free downloads of a dozen original issues as PDFs, along with activist handbooks and a PDF of the book.
Direct action has a long and honored place in American history – from the revolution itself through abolitionists, suffragists, union organizers, civil rights advocates, feminist and gay rights activists, and on to today’s vibrant climate and social justice organizing.
Join author Luke Hauser for a profusely illustrated 25-minute journey through our past. We’ll focus especially on nonviolent organizing from 1980 to the present, with sections on the 1980s anti-nuke movement and 2011’s Occupy actions.
Originally created around 2000, the show has been updated with a revised text and many new images.
So make a big bowl of popcorn, pull up your beanbag chair, and get ready for a journey through our history!
Photo by Janet Delaney.
Eric Hobsbawm’s four-volume survey of European history from the French Revolution to the Fall of the Eastern Bloc is the premier materialist text of its generation. While giving solid notice to culture and politics, Hobsbawm’s first interest is in the movements of economics and production, and how these tides shaped the broader history of the period.
Readable, engaging, fast-paced – an indispensable survey of the past two centuries.
Kermode’s reading is solid – but the audio quality is poor. Tantor usually does better – how about a remix?
Still – five stars for this extraordinary book!
Painting: Eugene Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People
“Presents an enormous amount of material in a very attractive and readable way.”
– Michael D. Bailey, Department of History, Iowa State University / Associate Editor: Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft
Who are these people who call themselves Pagans, Witches, and workers of magic? Where did they come from?
Join Luke Hauser for an illustrated, occasionally tongue-in-cheek journey through our magical lineages, from ancient Mesopotamia to Gardner, Valiente, and the Wiccan Revival of modern days.
Plus a section our activist ancestors such as suffragists, organized labor, and the Civi Rights movement.
Think of this as a pleasant excursion, not a treadmill.
Read what calls to you. Skip around as you wish. Feel free to ignore entire sections.
Just know that when you reach the Isle of Apples, you may be tested on this material.
“Erudite, good-humoured, generous, with that open-minded readiness to recognise merit in many different sources of inspiration that is one of the best features of the Reclaiming tradition.”
– Ronald Hutton, Professor of History, University of Bristol
Graphic: Hieronymus Bosch