(All over Berlin and other parts of Germany, you can find Stolpersteine (“stumbling block”) embedded in the paving. These are small plaques memorializing local Holocaust victims that begin with “Here lived..” and includes details about the person’s life, including when they were born and when and where they died.)
This is the last day of the last year that the majority of us can deduct our charitable contributions. So if you have a few dollars left, here are both some less-known ways you can contribute and some important charitable funds we may take for granted…
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
(attributed George Santayana)
Are we as brave as the Germans in confronting hard truths?
Our country is currently home to over a thousand monuments celebrating a deliberately fictitious version of the Civil War. However, there are few markers that truly describe the savagery that followed the war – the lynching deaths of over 4000 black Americans between the years of 1877 to 1950. This deliberate forgetting and suppression of history infects our culture through the present day. But we can donate to help create an amazing work of memory, healing and contemplation here.
Here is the website regarding the Peace and Justice Memorial or skip directly to the short video below of this profoundly affecting structure to be built in Montgomery, Alabama and the program for 800 markers to be dispersed to their corresponding counties where these atrocities happened.
Want to really thank the black women who saved our democratic hopes in Alabama? The ones who tried to save us from Trump? Help them get elected!
Donate to these great organizations!
Thank and support the people in the trenches fighting for us everyday…
Recommendations from Veterans for Peace
One Love Collective (Helps organizations in the Virgin Islands)
Medical and Health Care
Journalism & Research
The Trace (nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of gun violence through independent journalism)
Thomas Fire Victims (VC United Way)
CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy)
MICOP (Ventura’s indigenous immigrant community)
CFROG (Citizens for Responsible Oil and Gas)
Donate to the Resistance
To Schools and Awesome Teachers…
Some End-of-year Reading and thanks for your work…
The Year in Resistance (NYTimes)