Justice for Teaworkers: My Motherland Can’t Be Grabbed

February 21, 2016

Son of tea workers, Mohan Rabidas is one of the organizers of Chandpur Begumkhan Tea Garden. He a Community Justice Fellow with Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)  There are 1.5 million tea workers living in Bangladesh for 180 years. Inspite of that, they don’t have a right to their land. To speak candidly, they are alien in their own country. Tea workers work from dawn to dusk for only…

Read More >>

Real Talk to Movement Lawyers from a Community Organizer

January 28, 2016

S o you want to be a movement lawyer? That’s AWESOME! Congrats on dedicating your life to serving … serving… marginalized people. That’s why you’re signing up, right? It’s so critically important that this be a foundational principle of why you want to do this work.  Not for celebrity, not for the money, but to be on the just side of history—to do your part toward the liberation of all…

Read More >>

VIDEO: B&H Workers Fight for Fair Contract and Urges All Workers To Organize

November 24, 2015

B&H Warehouse Workers organize to form a union and for a fair contract. Listen to them as they encourage all workers to organize at their workplace. “It is not right how we are being treated. We are not heard. We are not valued as people. We are fighting for a better future for ourselves, our families, for the entire community.” Armando “We want to organize to establish a union that…

Read More >>

Perspectives: Reflections on Islam, Spirituality and Justice

October 12, 2015

By Margari Hill, a Founder and Programming Director of Muslim ARC. She can be found on twitter @margari_aziza I embraced Islam in the 90s, a period of Black consciouness in Hip Hop, with artists who popularized Islam like Rakim, Brand Nubian, and Poor Righteous Teachers from my home town Trenton New Jersey. Guru from Gang Starr dropped the line, “I was raised like a Muslim, praying to the East …” I…

Read More >>

Perspectives: Practicing What We Preach: Tools For Employing Spirituality and Mindfulness in Our Social Justice Work

September 20, 2015

We have tremendous victories to celebrate. Recently, the City of Los Angeles joined other cities throughout the country by enacting a $15 minimum wage and an innovative wage theft enforcement policy that will become a model for the country. Los Angeles County followed soon thereafter when the Board of Supervisors voted to approve a $15 minimum wage for the unincorporated areas in the county. There were similar victories throughout the…

Read More >>