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rahhhr-bia:

I made this zine for my sis on inspirational Japanese people. 

**To my dearest sister Rhiannon,
There is nothing more liberating than 
acceptance and pride of one’s own diversity.**

Some of my favorites from yesterday’s People’s Climate March.

Climate justice is tied to colonization, imperialism, racism, and equality. THIS is what democracy looks like!

18mr:

Whether it’s Hurricane Sandy in New York or mega-floods in Pakistan, our communities see the face of climate change. Join South Asians for Climate Justice as we call on President Obama to do the right thing at the UN Climate Summit!
In the US, low income and people of color communities are disproportionately impacted by climate change. All the issues we care about—whether it’s women’s rights, economic justice, housing rights, and beyond—will be made worse with food shortages, extreme weather, rising seas, etc.
Climate justice is important to all of us. Bandana Kaur blogs about why Sikhs are gathering And here is an article on how climate change will impact countries like Bangladesh.
Sign the petition HERE!

18mr:

Whether it’s Hurricane Sandy in New York or mega-floods in Pakistan, our communities see the face of climate change. Join South Asians for Climate Justice as we call on President Obama to do the right thing at the UN Climate Summit!


In the US, low income and people of color communities are disproportionately impacted by climate change. All the issues we care about—whether it’s women’s rights, economic justice, housing rights, and beyond—will be made worse with food shortages, extreme weather, rising seas, etc.

Climate justice is important to all of us. Bandana Kaur blogs about why Sikhs are gathering And here is an article on how climate change will impact countries like Bangladesh.

Sign the petition HERE!

All Power To The People (Released: 1996)
Japanese-American Human Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl)

New York City ID Cards Coming With Cultural Benefits

latinosexuality:

The municipal identification cards that New York plans to start issuing next year in an effort to make life easier for undocumented immigrants will come with an added benefit so enticing that many others may sign up for them too: an offer of free tickets or discounts at 33 of the city’s leading cultural institutions.

Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall; the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden; the American Museum of Natural History, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and many others will offer a variety of perks — most of them equivalent to a basic one-year membership — to holders of the new ID cards, which are expected to be made available to any city resident over age 14, regardless of their legal status.

South Asians for Climate Justice at People’s Climate March, Sept 21, NYC

brownandgreenmovement:

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We invite you to join the South Asians for Climate Justice contingent at the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21 — the largest climate march in history.


Why march?
Here’s how to get involved:
The emerging South Asians for Climate Justice group met in Berkeley, California to discuss our unique role in this issue:
  • we all live in one of the most climate-destructive countries in the world
  • yet our home countries, our friends, and families are the ones who are most impacted by climate change
  • collectively, we have the power and the opportunity to demand climate justice
  • equitable, just, and environmentally sustainable solutions have local benefits here in the US and positive impacts globally


We invite you to march with us, for us and in solidarity with people both here and in South Asia who are going to be impacted by this and demand climate justice now! We want to be visible as a community that demands real action on climate change — the most critical political issue of the 21st century.


Have questions? Can’t come but want to learn more? Email us at rsvp@brownandgreen.org.

18mr:

MacArthur Fellow & all around amazing person Ai-jen Poo talks to NBC about why organizing domestic workers is such a genius idea.

operationfailure:

My friend Maggie, at the young age of 34, just found out she has a twin, and now it’s up to all of us to help her find them!
I love a mystery!
Please share this photo!

operationfailure:

My friend Maggie, at the young age of 34, just found out she has a twin, and now it’s up to all of us to help her find them!

I love a mystery!

Please share this photo!

largeleftboob:

yellingandcats:

they fukken call it saigon street food as well
like y’all put a communist star on saigon

Nooooooooooooo

Oh god.
This is why food companies like Yum! Industries need to get their hands off our community’s foo!

largeleftboob:

yellingandcats:

they fukken call it saigon street food as well

like y’all put a communist star on saigon

Nooooooooooooo

Oh god.

This is why food companies like Yum! Industries need to get their hands off our community’s foo!

President Obama: Lead on climate justice

18mr:

As a South Asian American, my social media feeds have been filled with news about the California drought. Next to the endless stream of stories about the drought are posts about the hundreds of Indian and Pakistani villages now submerged by flooding.

If ever there was a time to take action to save our globe, it’s now.

brown_green

Climate change impacts all of usAs Asian Americans, it hits especially hard. We live in the United States, the #1 historical climate polluter, while communities in our countries of origin are often at the center of climate ground zero. We can’t afford to wait for the next climate disaster before we choose to do something about climate injustice.

On September 23rd, Barack Obama will be in attendance the UN Climate Summit. We need him to lead on limiting climate impacts, and to set ambitious emissions reductions targets. As the leader of the United States, he must step up to support the most vulnerable communities by making significant contributions to the Green Climate Fund, and exercise his leadership by limiting public funding of dirty energy.

Tell President Obama to do the right thing at the UN Climate Summit.

The world is burning and flooding as we speak, and we cannot wait one minute longer to save what is left. Future generations are depending on us to end climate change, and to demand that our world leaders to do the same.

Join me now.

Anirvan Chatterjee

18MR Member & Director of Data Strategy, UC San Francisco