Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair
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The vision of the future depicted in Message from the Future II isn’t a fantasy: every piece of it is rooted in the real demands of social movements organizing in our communities and workplaces today.The film is being released in partnership with an incredible group of organizations that are fighting to win the world we need. Learn about their campaigns here:
Amazon Cease Fire
A year ago, the world awoke to one of the worst environmental disasters in a generation. The devastation of the rainforest was met with unprecedented global concern and media visibility, placing immense pressure on the Bolsonaro regime and implicating global companies in the catastrophe. Every hectare of Amazon forest razed and burned brings the biome – and our climate – ever closer to a catastrophic tipping point. Meanwhile smoke from the fires could aggravate the dire toll of COVID-19 among Brazil’s disproportionately affected Indigenous communities. BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has invested billions of dollars in agribusiness and fossil fuels, the industries driving Indigenous land invasions, land grabbing, illegal deforestation, and the subsequent burning season across the Amazon rainforest. Join us in holding BlackRock accountable! Call on BlackRock to stop investing in the destruction of the Amazon and develop binding policies that respect Indigenous rights and stop deforestation!
To end violence and create the beautiful world that we so long to live in, we must radically re-imagine and transform our relationships so they are defined by love, collectivity and justice. Cultivating your local Peace Economy is how we can transform the war economy that is killing us and the planet into a culture of connection and regeneration our future and life on planet earth needs. Join us at codepink.org/peaceeconomy we are here to share tools and practices for the revolution of values and culture that will transform the world.
Young people fighting for the future we deserve
Across the state of Florida, Black, immigrant and working class young people are coming together to demand the end to the criminalization of our communities. Each year, our politicians spend millions of dollars policing and locking up Floridians in jails, prisons and immigrant detention centers and giving tax breaks to wealthy corporations, making Florida a playground for the 1 percent. Meanwhile, our communities don’t have the basics we need to survive. We are organizing across the state of Florida to rebuild our communities. This means, we need our politicians to move money to away from ballooning police budgets and instead, invest in the resources we need to stay safe and healthy – healthcare, housing, education and green jobs for all.
Global Nurses United
Global Nurses United
Global Nurses United (GNU) aims to step up fight against austerity, privatization, attacks on public health and work for safe nurse staffing ratios, and improved patient care for all. It is a federation of 31 premiere nurse and health care worker unions in 29 nations, coming together to step up the fight against austerity, privatization, and attacks on public health—and to work for nurses’ and workers’ rights and improved patient care for all.
Climate Justice Campaign
Polluting corporations have peddled a colossal denial scheme to block meaningful climate action for decades. The people have had enough of unfettered corporate abuse. Greenpeace’s Climate Justice and Liability Campaign works in solidarity with communities seeking justice to support their demands for a dignified life.
Live Virtual Events Series
Haymarket Books is a radical, independent, nonprofit book publisher based in Chicago. For almost 20 years, Haymarket has published books that contribute to struggles for social and economic justice. Launched in 2020, Haymarket’s live virtual event series seeks to bring authors, organizers, and radical thinkers together for the crucial discussions of today’s social movements and contribute to the education and development of a critical, engaged, international left.
Institute for Policy Studies
Inequality and COVID-19
“This film offers a moving and straightforward message about how we can win the world we need,” said John Cavanagh, Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Studies. “Through powerful and compelling imagery, ‘Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair’ shows how we can transform moments of urgent global crisis — from the pandemic to our warming climate to systemic injustice— into catalysts for demanding and achieving a restorative, progressive vision for the future. Charting a path from despair to repair, this film plants the seeds for growing a future-forward movement that can become an unstoppable force for good.
Through a series of interactive charts, the Institute for Policy Studies is documenting how the pandemic — and failed policy responses — are exacerbating class, race, and gender divides. Winning the world we need will require reversing these inequalities and breaking up the extreme concentration of wealth that poisons our democracy and frays our social fabric.
Care Work is Climate Work
“Caring for one another and caring for the planet could be the economy’s fastest growing sectors.” – The Leap Manifesto. The Leap is partnering with allies in low-carbon care sectors like nursing, teaching, direct care and more to develop worker-led visions for how their industries can be transformed as part of a Green New Deal, and creating powerful media that builds popular support for this work.
MOVEMENT 4 BLACK LIVES
Black Power Rising
Our movement and Black communities are not currently in a position to set agendas to scale, control the institutions that affect our lives, or create mechanisms to mitigate harm. This assessment should not be interpreted as a failure of our social movements, but it does expose a critical gap. We have created a popular strategy to guide us through the next five years; it is rooted in transformative goals that can impact the millions of Black people looking for direction and leadership in this moment. Chiefly, Black governance and ultimately positioning our communities to set agendas sits at the heart of M4BL Project 2024: Black Power Rising.
These five organizational pillars, each with their own constituency of Black governance and organizational partners, drive each of our Black Power Rising 2024 goals: mass engagement, local power, building across movements/multiracial strategy, leadership development, electoral strategy.
LANDBACK is a movement that has existed for generations with a long legacy of organizing and sacrifice to get Indigenous Lands back into Indigenous hands. Currently, there are LANDBACK battles being fought all across Turtle Island, to the north and the South.
As NDN Collective, we are stepping into this legacy with the launch of the LANDBACK Campaign as a mechanism to connect, coordinate, resource and amplify this movement and the communities that are fighting for LANDBACK. The closure of Mount Rushmore, return of that land and all public lands in the Black Hills, South Dakota is our cornerstone battle, from which we will build out this campaign. Not only is Mount Rushmore an international symbol of white supremacy and colonization, but it sits in the heart of the sacred Black Hills, He Sapa. To truly dismantle white supremacy and systems of oppression, we have to go back to the roots. Which, for us, is reclaiming stewardship of the land.
NDN COVID-19 Response Project
NDN Covid-19 Response Project: The NDN COVID-19 Response Project is designed to quickly provide grants, communication and strategic support to Tribal Nations, front line Indigenous-led organizations, and individuals who are providing essential services to Indigenous communities in North America during the current global health pandemic. The overall design of the project is to provide response resources to Indigenous communities bracing from economic impacts, stresses to public services and combating the spread of misinformation due to COVID-19. This project will support Native communities in both recovering from impacts of COVID-19 but also in building solutions for transition, regeneration and resilience.
Public Services International
People Over Profit Platform
The People Over Profit (POP) platform is a global online campaign builder and knowledge library designed to enhance resistance to privatisation and build the fight for universal quality public services. Local activists, unions and allies can use the platform to develop their campaigns, share successful strategies and harness global solidarity.
Created by Public Services International – the global union federation for public service workers – POP’s goal is to connect organisations fighting privatisation, empower campaigners, share best practices & provide a tool to analyse privatisation and remunicipalisation trends.
Join us at Sunrise School: an online community to build the skills and power we need to confront the crises we face. Whether you’re brand new to the movement and wanna take your first steps to get involved, or you’re an experienced Sunrise hub leader looking to upgrade your skills for your next action, you’ve come to the right place! At Sunrise School, we’ll give you the skills, resources, and support you need to take action and become a leader in our movement.
One Billion Rising
1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.