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“I’ve got sweaters … what...

Merry-Christmas
Rivera Sun harvesting potatoes in New Mexico. One year, my relatives gave me a cow for Christmas … not a real cow – a Project Heifer Cow. As a kid, I’ll admit to scratching my head over that one, but, now that I’m an adult who has outgrown pink foot pajamas, dolls, and toys, gifts for social change make me really excited! I [...]

Cuts To The Heart: Schenwar’s B...

Locked Down, Locked Out is a must-read!
Locked Down, Locked Out is a must-read! Locked Down, Locked Out, Truthout Editor-in-Chief Maya Schenwar’s nonfiction book on mass incarceration arrived in the mail last week. I opened the first page and did not stop reading until the very last word. From the moment my eyes made contact with Schenwar’s gripping confession of her co [...]

Upcoming Adventures in the Works R...

Luigi studies The Dandelion Insurrection. Thanks to Carol Ranellone of Taos, NM.
Luigi studies The Dandelion Insurrection. Thanks to Carol Ranellone of Taos, NM. Workshops, speaking tours, and The Dandelion Insurrection Study Guide . . . it is an exciting time as several long-anticipated projects begin to emerge into the world. Rivera Sun is scheduling a West Coast, East Coast, and Rocky Mountain Tour for Spring 2015. Whi [...]

Autumn’s Wisdom & Movement...

Rivera Sun harvesting potatoes in New Mexico.
  Rivera Sun harvesting potatoes in New Mexico. Here at the foot of the Sangre de Christo Mountains, the desert is promising winter. The sagebrush mesa is dotted yellow with autumn flowering shrubs. Soon, the aspens high on the sides of the peaks will turn shocking gold with the bite of cold air. Our field of winter squash ripens orange, [...]

Cultivating vegetables and democracy ...

Rivera Sun at home in the earthship house. Photo by Nova Ami
Dear Friends, Rivera Sun at home in the earthship house. Photo by Nova Ami Certain things fall by the wayside while the squash and weeds proliferate and our US tax dollars go to work bombing children in foreign countries. Updating my website and sending out newsletters lose significance as the power mongers maneuver for a stronger stranglehol [...]

Oligarchy: As American As Poisoned Ap...

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by Rivera Sun The current struggle between democracy and oligarchy in the United States traces its roots back to the 1787 Philadelphia Convention where the wealthy elite pulled off a counter-revolutionary coup to stifle democracy. Oligarchs are as American as poisoned apple pie. Their wealth and power look mouth-wateringly good, but with ever [...]

Rich People Rule: Struggle Lies Ahead

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by Rivera Sun Occupy Radio cohosts Rivera Sun and David Geitgey Sierralupe interviewed Ben Page, coauthor of the new study on how politicians ignore the people. Listen here. If a dictator moved into the White House and condemned the populace into servitude, the US political situation might be a lot clearer. But beneath the lies, false campaig [...]

The Changing Face of Labor

Labor Movement Poster
Labor Movement Poster by Rivera Sun Depending on one’s proximity to wage and workplace issues, the term Labor Movement may conjure up images of 19th century Wobblies with rolled-up shirtsleeves, Detroit autoworkers, or Walmart strikers. The face of labor evolves through the decades and with each change in the workplace, our identity as [...]

Riding the Wave of Action

Ride the Wave of Action!
Wave of Action begins on April 4th and continues until July 4th. by Rivera Sun Surfing is an art. Life today sweeps us up in the swells of tremendous change. Terrifying undertows and riptides are brewing beneath the surface of our socio-political situation. The rise and fall of waves of change palpably upheave beneath us. And like dedicated s [...]

Boycott Corporatocracy

"There is a place between passivity and violence. I'll meet you there." - Rivera Sun
“There is a place between passivity and violence. I’ll meet you there.” – Rivera Sun by Rivera Sun The recent Supreme Court ruling removing limits to campaign financing should be the final straw on the camel’s back of the American people. Democracy in our country is a standing joke . . . and the trend of politics [...]