My feelings about Earth Day (in case you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask):
Angela Davis said that ‘radical’ means that you are simply grasping something at its root, right? I love that quote.
I believe that Earth Day has the potential to be much more than a superficial, greenwashed celebration where people pledge to replace their lightbulbs, recycle and compost—or, essentially, to maintain the present status quo and make us feel better about how we treat the planet and each other.
These are all steps in the right direction, but we have the capability to dig deep and find enough strength within ourselves and our communities in order to radically change the status quo and resist systemic violence and wholesale environmental degradation.
I call on you all to dig deep and find solidarity with other radical communities and cultures of resistance. They (we!) are here and waiting for you to add your voices and your energy to the struggle.
…so make like Bob Marley and get up and stand up and wake up and fight like hell for a better, safer, more just world.