Activist Community Podcast
A Time for Hope and growth.

A Time for Hope and growth.

September 19, 2020

Host Tom dent and Lloyd Thrap talk about current issues and encourage listeners to seek out the many opportunities to get involved in helping to build and maintain a vibrant community. 

 

Activist Community Podcast (Albuquerque)

 

Progressive grassroots and community building issues and answers podcast originating in Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

 

Help Organize the Holiday Gala!

Help Organize the Holiday Gala!

September 1, 2020

As you may know, I'm back on the Coordinating Committee of the Peace Center and volunteered to take on the task of leading our annual Holiday Gala planning committee. We're going to hold it on the 11th (online) and 12th (interactive) of December and it looks like we are going to have to put together an OUTSTANDING and ASTOUNDING online event by then. So---friends, members, allies, volunteers, tech whizzes---please get on the committee and SHOWER me with creative ideas! Our first planning meeting will be held at the Peace Center, 3pm Thursday, Sept 10th (you can join us on Zoom if you'd rather distance). Some ideas include: virtual local bands and drum-circles, large Zoom meetings, silent auctions, videos on honored members (such as Allen Cooper and Mandy Pino). Videos on Peace and Justice groups, events, volunteers, staff and members, photo montages...I KNOW you can come up with many more suggestions. PM me on Facebook, email me at  tnldent4@msn.com or call me 505-450-1268 if you'd like to join the committee, thanks~Tom Dent

 

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What Works and What Doesn’t in Revolutionary Organizing: An Interview with Hope Alvarado and Cleo Otero of the Red Nation.

What Works and What Doesn’t in Revolutionary Organizing: An Interview with Hope Alvarado and Cleo Otero of the Red Nation.

August 28, 2020

Rebroadcast of the Pan African News for Thursday August 27th 2020

What Works and What Doesn't in Revolutionary Organizing: An Interview with Hope Alvarado and Cleo Otero of the Red Nation.

All African People's Revolutionary Party New Mexico featuring Hope Alvarado and Cleo Otero sharing about TRN’s revolutionary work, organizing strategies, Solidarity Feeds and more.

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United Organizations against Operation Legend (Press Conference 07/30/2020)

United Organizations against Operation Legend (Press Conference 07/30/2020)

July 30, 2020

United Organizations against Operation Legend

 

 

Live recording of todays press conference at Kit Carson Park. organized by the Albuquerque Canter for Peace and Justice 07/30/2020

 

A coordinated unification of effort and action is necessary at this tine.

Please send info (e-mail and Call) on your actions and or efforts to the..

Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice

 

Address: 
202 Harvard SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106 USA
Email:  abqpeaceandjusticecenter@gmail.com
Phone:  505-268-9557

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What a Time to be Alive Tom Dent talks with Street rights advocate Ilse Biel

What a Time to be Alive Tom Dent talks with Street rights advocate Ilse Biel

July 24, 2020

Tom Dent talks with Street rights advocate Ilse Biel at The Albuquerque Center For Peace and Justice. 07/23/2020  

 

But the local "air" has a palpable feel of tension, chaos and fear. Start with the COMPLETELY bungled (on purpose or not) federal response to the pandemic, the sudden lack of testing kits in NM, and the new predictions of 800k dying of Covid before all is said and done add right winged Covid spreading rallies and bringing weapons to public protests while the police choose to ignore an emergency anti weapons Municipal mandate based on familiarity and race...and the subsequent racially biased arrests to two BLM supporters 3 days later at a peaceful counter protest...Bernalillo County deputies illegally evicting a BLM leader and the state holding Clifton White as a political prisoner what are we to do?

 

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A Call to Action

A Call to Action

June 26, 2020

A Call to Action

I hate to be dramatic but democracy stands in the balance.

"We have an opportunity in Albuquerque to restore a proper balance between fairness to officers and officer accountability, but we need you to join this effort." ~ ACLU NM

Tom Dent, Host at Activist Community Podcast speaks with...

Elaine Cimino, Co-Founder and Director at Common Ground Community Trust

Jim Harvey, Executive Director
Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice

An overall review of some important news of the last 2 weeks in Albuquerque and how it ultimately effects all of the community and what you should do about it.

A Call to Action 

Recorded at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice

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*ACLU NM On Police Reform

We stand at a crucial moment in the fight against systemic racism and police violence in our communities. The tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and others have made it clear – it is long past time to change our policing systems. But a major obstacle to reform continues to block progress – police unions.

This summer, the Albuquerque police union’s collective bargaining agreement is up for renegotiation. This gives us a rare opportunity to break the logjam and demand real accountability for officers who brutalize or kill the people they swore to protect.

Sign the petition demanding Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller renegotiate the collective bargaining agreement in a way that serves our communities and restores accountability to policing.

Public service unions like those that represent firefighters, teachers, and police play an essential role by providing our public servants with collective bargaining power to obtain fair wages, better benefits, and safe working conditions. But police unions are unique in that they also negotiate some of the terms under which their members use state-sanctioned violence against people in their communities. The result of the police union’s immense political and cultural power has made it exceedingly difficult to hold individual officers accountable when they brutalize or murder someone.

We have an opportunity in Albuquerque to restore a proper balance between fairness to officers and officer accountability, but we need you to join this effort.

Tell Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller it’s time to negotiate a new union contract that provides real, meaningful accountability for officers who abuse their power.

Thanks for taking action,

ACLU of New Mexico

 

Petition can be found on NM ACLU Facebook page

US bankers stole $7 trillion during COVID-19 lockdown, destroyed small businesses

US bankers stole $7 trillion during COVID-19 lockdown, destroyed small businesses

June 22, 2020
Candlelight Vigil for George Floyd

Candlelight Vigil for George Floyd

June 3, 2020

Candlelight Vigil for George Floyd

Sun, May 31, 5pm – 6pm

Where
Outside the Albuquerque Center For Peace and Justice, 202 Harvard Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA (map)

Candlelight Vigil for George Floyd

Another murder at the hands of the police. We have experienced this here at home and Black people around the country continue to be victims of the same crimes. Minneapolis is only the latest injustice and the simple firing of the police officers involved is definitely not enough. Most of these criminal police officers have gone unpunished as our families and communities remain frozen with grief and fear.

Who will be next?

Our voices must be heard and our protest must be strong. We are all affected by this continued attack on people of color and while we still struggle under the most repressive government in the history of this country we have to push back. We must send a united message that we will not be silent as federal, state and local governments attempt to normalize oppression and police assault on people and communities of color.

The Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice hosted a candlelight vigil on Sunday, May 31st at 5PM. We are asking you to partner with us and share your thoughts and your calls to further action. Social distancing will be encouraged but there will be room for everyone to participate safely.
Please confirm your plans to join us and let us know if you have someone who will speak on behalf of your organization.

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Candlelight Vigil for George Floyd

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Author and activist Rivera Sun is intereviewed by Tom Dent

Author and activist Rivera Sun is intereviewed by Tom Dent

March 23, 2020

Rivera Sun is interviewed by Tom Dent and at the end of this episode she reads an excerpt from The Dandelion Insurrection. She is a change-maker, a cultural creative, a protest novelist, and an advocate for nonviolence and social justice.

She is the author of many novels, including The Dandelion Insurrection, The Roots of Resistance, Billionaire Buddha, and The Way Between. She has also published several volumes of poetry and, along with her study guide to nonviolent action, they can be found here. Her essays and writings are syndicated by Peace Voice, and have appeared in Truthout, Popular Resistance, Waging Nonviolence, Common Dreams, Dandelion Salad, Counterpunch, and many others.

Rivera Sun radical is the new sensible... riverasun.com. .

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“Our foster parent bill of rights is being violated”

“Our foster parent bill of rights is being violated”

March 21, 2020

My name is Alexander Harrison and I am the Uncle and pre-adoptive parent for JW (1 year old). He has been in my care from 12/31/2018 (9 months old) until 10/25/2019 (18 months old). While I was at work, JW had an accident in the home that sent him to the hospital. My wife, Anita, took her eyes off of JW for a minute while attending to another pre-school age foster kid who was in our home. JW ended up toddling into the master bathroom, climbing on the toilet, then into the sink right next to the toilet where he ended up turning on the hot water and scalding himself.

Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) chose to remove JW, our relative, from our home because of this tragic accident.

JW's biological parents signed away their parental rights so we could adopt him. They knew JW would have better opportunities in life in my care, and they knew they would still be able to be a part of his life once the adoption went through.

At this point, some immediate family members, relatives, and important people in JW's life has not been able to see him in over 140 days. My wife and I were only able to see JW once in a supervised visit on 12/03/2019. We have not seen him in over 90 days now.

 

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