Join the GCC's Timeka Drew in LA on May Day for "What the Bleep Happened to Hip Hop?"

Hip Hop Congress and Move to Amend and are partnering to present: “What the Bleep Happened to Hip Hop?”, a public education campaign seeking to raise awareness of the dangerous power corporations currently wield over the hip hop industry specifically, and over our society in general.
We invite you to join us on May 1st and 2nd, 2015 when this unique collaboration arrives in Los Angeles, CA. During the day on May 1st, 2015, we will have educational panels and participatory conversations, followed by an artist showcase that night. We will close with a People’s Movement Assembly on Sunday that connects to the United States Social Forum.
The GCC’s own Timeka Drew will be representing the Convergence on the Local Panel May 1. Get more information about his event at the GCC Event Page.

GCC at the World Social Forum!

George Martin and Julie Enslow will be presenting a workshop entitled, “Militarism and the Climate Crisis” highlighting the US military’s impact on climate change as well as the military response to the climate crisis on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Tunis, Tunisia. Additionally, George Martin will be facilitating a “Global Climate Action Workshop” exploring possible actions showing global solidarity in 2016 on Friday, March 27, 2015.

WAGING NONVIOLENCE: Building people power before the Paris climate summit

As Gandhi once wrote, “Even the most powerful cannot rule without the cooperation of the ruled.” The powers that are responsible for climate change could not continue for a day without the acquiescence of those whose lives and future they are destroying. They are only able to continue their destructive course because others enable or acquiesce in it. It is the activity of people — going to work, paying taxes, buying products, obeying government officials, staying off private property — that continually recreates the power of the powerful. A movement can be powerful without weapons or violence if it withdraws that cooperation from the powers that be. Fear of such withdrawal can motivate those in positions of power to change.

BBC NEWS: Teachers strike over 'climate of fear' at Wellsway school

Teachers at a school near Bristol have gone on strike over what they say are “unacceptable working practices”.

Staff at Wellsway School in Keynsham, who are members of teacher’s union NASUWT, claim they are being undermined by excessive monitoring.

The union’s Wendy Exton said the volume of unannounced classroom inspections and observations at the school has led to a “climate of fear”.