“...electoral power alone will not get us free. Protests alone are insufficient. We need to vote. We need to protest. We need to organize. We need to study. We need to strike. And then we need to protest again.”
The...pressing matter is why there are conditions for such extreme fires in the first place. Climate change is one of the culprits. Western colonization of the state resulted in the wiping out of Indigenous knowledge of fire management.
The Lightfoot administration intercepted at least $27 million in 2020 from residents’ state tax refunds to collect on debt, disproportionately hitting lower income neighborhoods and communities of color.