This is not in order of what I like best of all, it's just things I'm thinking about. and I'll add more and more.
1. Asheville Global Report and AGR tv!
the AGR is our beautiful local paper about unreported political news. It is so good and I remember when it was just a four page photocopied paper. It is so inspiring to see what it has become! If you don't live in Asheville, you can order bundles of the paper to distribute in your town, or start your own!
2. Spirited Away this movie is so beautiful. It is supposedly for children, but I watched it over and over. It is so full of what it is like in the inner world of a traumatized person/child. Full of ghosts, and nothing exactly good or bad, full of tests and confusions and healing and finding the resources to put things in their safe and good place. I love it so much. It is by Hayao Miyazaki
3. Notes On Anti-Authoritarian Organizing this is an article by my friend Paul who was in my old political collective.
1.Last Standing Woman,by Winona LaDuke. This novel is really beautiful. It's a story of 7 generations of Anishinaabe. It is sad and beautiful history,and has some really inspiring direct action scenes. Before Winona LaDuke ran for Vice-Pres, I transcribed a speech she gave,and it always stuck with me, the way she spoke so directly and strongly. She is also the founder of The White Earth Recovery Project,whose mission statement is:
The mission of the White Earth Land Recovery Project is to facilitate recovery of the original land base of the White Earth Indian Reservation, while preserving and restoring traditional practices of sound land stewardship, language fluency, community development, and strengthening our spiritual and cultural heritage. learn more about their projects at: native harvest
2. Emma Goldman and Anarchy Archives
2. ...Most people who look at life never live it. What they see is not life but a mere shadow of it. Have they not been taught that life is a curse visited upon them by a bungling God who has made man in his own image? Therefore most people look at life and upon life as a sort of stepping-stone to a heaven in the hereafter. They dare not live life, or get the living spirit out of life as it presents itself to them. It means a risk; it means the giving up their little material achievements. It means going against "public opinion" and the laws and rules of one's country. There are few people who have the daring and the courage to give up what they hug at their hearts. They fear that their possible gain will not be the equivalent for what they give up. As for myself, I can say that I was like Topsy. I was not born and raised--I "grewed." I grew with life, life in all its aspects, in its heights and in its depths. The price to pay was high, of course, but if I had to pay it all over again, I should gladly do it, for unless you are willing to pay the price, unless you are willing to plunge into the very depths, you will never be able to remount to the heights of life. ...
2. Hope and Anchor really sweet music
3.the Icarus Projectwebsite and resources about bipolar and about mental health and Navagating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness
1. Sir, No Sir - Documentary movie. In the 1960ís an anti-war movement emerged that altered the course of history. This movement didnít take place on college campuses, but in barracks and on aircraft carriers. It flourished in army stockades, navy brigs and in the dingy towns that surround military bases. It penetrated elite military colleges like West Point. And it spread throughout the battlefields of Vietnam. It was a movement no one expected, least of all those in it. Hundreds went to prison and thousands into exile. And by 1971 it had, in the words of one colonel, infested the entire armed services. Yet today few people know about the GI movement against the war in Vietnam.
2. Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide For Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws, by Kate Bornstein
3. Lynda Barry. She is so great. Her comics are what made me think may be it would be ok if I tried to draw. She writes really great comic book, and also a great fiction book called Cruddy.
4. Democracy Now - this radio show is so great, you really should try and get your local NPR station to carry it, but if you have a computer or listening device, you can listen to it. also in Spanish