Among the many incidents over the past few weeks of uprisings on our nation’s streets against racism and police brutality, sparked by the murder of George Floyd, have been unprovoked assaults by the police against peaceful protestors, journalists and even individuals on their own property.
A major factor for these attacks is “qualified immunity” -- a doctrine that shields police officers from lawsuits, even if officers violate the civil rights of those they brutalize. Such immunity both fuels abuses of power and chills victims from filing suits against violent officers -- knowing the chances of righting wrongs to people and communities are slim.
What is true of police officers is equally true of corporations.Read more
It’s day who knows! and many corporations in America seem antsy to reopen and go back to business as usual, but this pandemic isn’t over!Read more
The Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington takes place this weekend!
The culmination of several years of grassroots organizing in all 50 states by the Poor People’s Campaign, this virtual event seeks to unite the 140 million poor and low income people in our country and their allies to tell their stories and present demands which “challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and militarism, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.”
We'll be there! Please join us at the virtual Assembly this Saturday at 10 AM and 6 PM (Eastern) and Sunday at 6 PM (Eastern).Read more
We are learning in real time the power of direct action.
Since the horrific filmed murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police on May 25th, the long fight of marginalized communities against the police state has reached its tipping point.
Coast to coast, hundreds of thousands have been in the streets for weeks, with solidarity actions happening across the globe. And this has further lifted the veil of the problem of policing in the US, as we've seen endless footage of peaceful protestors and journalists being met with incomprehensible militarization, cruelty and violence. Many are finally starting to see with their own eyes what occupied communities experience every day.
And this uprising has coalesced into a clear demand: #DefundThePolice
Move to Amend stands in 100% solidarity with this Black-led, multi-racial uprising -- and we give full-throated support to their demands.Read more
It's day 111 of the life during the coronavirus pandemic in the United States where people keep losing their jobs, their homes, and livelihoods, but corporations and the super-rich are living their best lives, making a killing out of the catastrophe -- some under the lead of ALEC.Read more
We must clearly, boldly and persistently exert power on our elected officials to help ourselves, our families and our communities facing the current health and economic crises.
Public outrage over big banks being bailed out with public funds while homeowners were left to drown in debt triggered both the Occupy and Tea Party movements during the financial crisis of the 1980’s.
Now it’s the big banks and other corporations and the rich who are not only being bailed out, but also being lavished with tax breaks, shielded by regulatory reductions and profiting in numerous other ways under the cover of COVID-19 and the economic crisis.
Meanwhile, the various stimulus bills passed by Congress have not met the ongoing basic needs of people, especially the most vulnerable.Read more
Over the past few months, we’ve all faced unprecedented challenges -- from fighting off an invisible to the naked eye virus, to the newest threat: murderer wasps!
But there’s a small group of ‘PEOPLE’ that seem to be doing just fine, thank you very much -- Billionaires and Corporations.
Because, as always...
Capitalism Never lets a good crisis go to waste--Read more
Today is what the nonprofit world calls “Giving Tuesday.” We decided we would rather take this opportunity to thank you, for all the giving you have already done.
Watch our thank you message here:Read more
On May 1, 1886, more than 300,000 workers in 13,000 businesses across the United States walked off their jobs in the first May Day celebration in history.
At the time, the US working class was often forced to work up to 16 hours a day, in unsafe conditions, for low wages. The demand was "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay."
Today, 134 years later, we stand in solidarity with striking workers across the US, as they fight for fair wages and safety during the worst public health and economic crisis in US history.
These corporations are logging record profits during this crisis. Yet they continue to pay poverty wages and deny their "essential workers" basic protections and sick pay, expecting them to risk their lives to provide everything -- from food to entertainment to new fuzzy slippers -- to those privileged enough to safely hunker down in their homes until the pandemic passes.
Move to Amend remains more committed than ever to challenging corporate rule in the age of coronavirus, and today that means standing with the workers and with their demands.
It means not crossing the picket line -- no support for these businesses today, in solidarity with the workers.
And it also means applying pressure to these corporations (Amazon, Instacart, Whole Foods, Walmart, Target, and FedEx) on social media or with an email to customer service -- to let them know that you stand with the workers.