Letters and Politics

Today’s Strange State of Affairs with Rebecca Solnit

Mitch Jeserich interivews Rebecca Solnit, and independent writer, historian, and activist, she is the author of twenty books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster.

  • Laurie

    Everyone you have my permission to pass this statement on!! C&P it to wherever you want:

    We need to organize in large numbers and show up to our representatives offices in every state, everyday.

    Women need to organize without billionaire funding and make our message heard. The Women’s March on DC in Jan. was organized through 50 organizations that were funded by billionaire George Soros. It was a controlled manipulation to blow off steam over Hillary’s loss. We need money out of politics.

    I suggest rather than a large march on Washington that women organize in every state and start showing up to your representatives offices in large numbers in the thousands swarming the offices everyday with a list of demands and you have sit ins take over the offices and you don’t leave until you get legislation and a constitutional Amendment that protects us from violence and insures our reproductive rights.

    This also keeps it far more localized and you don’t have huge travel exspenses over long distances. Besides having a large DC march doesn’t do a damn thing. Showing up to your state representatives offices everyday in the hundreds and thousands with a list of demands will have a much greater impact.

    AAAnd if you get arrested then you need another set of thousands of women to show up the next day and the next and the next.

    Impossible you say?? Let me put it to you this way.

    There are 300 million people in the US. I live in one of the smallest states. We have 600,000 population. We should be able to pull hundreds and larger state populations should be able to pull thousands of people until we clean up the corruption in our political system.

    Voting doesn’t cut it anymore. Marching in DC doesn’t cut it anymore. We need to show our reps that they work for us and the time has come for an evaluation meeting and the boss is angry with the incompetence and greed from legalized bribes. We need to show up. We need an uprising of organized civil disobedience that will shake this country awake.

  • David J.

    Fantastic interview.

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