Resource Generation stands in solidarity with the ongoing active resistance movements at the border, in Puerto Rico, and Hawai’i’s Mauna Kea.
These struggles are power struggles that are inextricable from systemic wealth inequality, white supremacy, and colonization. In each of these resistances, people with wealth and power are trying to impose their agendas through force backed by the State. And in each one of these scenarios, wealthy people are connected to not only the people making these decisions, but also through their wealth and finances — people are getting richer off privatized concentration camps and prison contracts with the U.S. government; in Puerto Rico, the resistance is demanding the repeal of US-imposed undemocratic austerity policies; and at Mauna Kea, the future of the proposed telescope that would desecrate indigenous land hinges on a foundation’s support.
Within the past two weeks, this state violence has been advanced and escalated while 45 has continued to promote and expand his violent anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant language.
Family separation, capture, and incarceration have been active U.S. government strategies since the beginning of colonization here to consolidate wealth for white upper class people. ,This year there has been powerful and growing growing resistance to the concentration camps currently holding migrant people and increased resistance against the prison industrial complex more broadly.
During the exchanges over the last weeks in both the nations of Hawai’i and Puerto Rico, the colonial governments have arrested peaceful protestors who now actively need bail support. In addition to acute bail needs in support of current uprisings, there are long-haul oriented resource needs for ongoing movement work. We are sharing links in this email for both bail funding and for ongoing work but want to encourage you to get as scrappy and earnest as you can to be in solidarity with these national liberation struggles.
As a community of young people with wealth we have an important role to play in building solidarity with these struggles over time. There is much more depth and breadth to engage and flank in these struggles, but we would be remiss not to keep energy and attention focused on solidarity with the people of Puerto Rico and Hawa’ii in this moment, both in the nations and throughout the diasporas.
Borikén Uprising (aka Puerto Rico Uprising)
- Boricua Resistance is a diaspora based formation with chapters in Chicago, New York and PNW. Around 2/3rds of Puerto Ricans live in the diaspora and the leadership of Boricua Resistance is critical in the movement. Please give directly to their grassroots work via cash app $NYBoricuaResistance or Venmo @BoricuaResistance and trust that the chapters of Boricua Resistance are pipelines of support for the resistance and uprising on the ground both in the diaspora and in the archipelago follow on instagram: @NYBoricuaResistance @Boricua_Resistance @NWBoricuaResistance
- Brigada Legal Solidaria is providing crucial work to expand trainings, legal observing, (including cost of helmets, visibility vests etc), and meeting some judicial proceeding costs like ordering transcripts, etc.Brigada Legal Solidaria can receive funds through paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org and be followed on instagram: @BrigadaLegal
Requests for bail support funding continue as the people approach the 2 week mark of nightly uprisings against u.s. colonialism. The requests have been pointing to coordination through these individuals: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mauna Kea Aloha ‘Āina direct action support fund
- Hawaii People’s Fund – hawaiipeoplesfund.org
- Call Gary Sanders (626-395-2997) and actively engage other TMT
- Join us, the Hawai’i Unity and Liberation Institute (HULI), Mauna Kea Education and Awareness (MKEA), and the NDN collective for a call with leaders and organizers from the frontlines of Mauna Kea. Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) threatens the sacred mountain, Maunakea, and Kiai’i (Protectors) will not allow it to be built. Kupuna (Elders) and Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians) leading this fight have asked us (non-Kanaka Maoli) to protect the sacred wherever we are and to confront the funders and associate partners of this desecration.
Defending Migrant Justice
- For quick action links and more information: Close the Camps
- For broader, deeper educational resources, check out Catalyst Project’s Immigrant Justice curriculum
- Know Your Rights! Refer to these Know Your Rights resources from UndocuBlack, United We Dream, and DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving) for cases of run ins with immigration officials and tips on protecting undocumented communities.Check out this toolkit for grantmakers and donors that helps funders in confronting mass criminalization. Available at Funders for Justice’s Divest/Invest website, including great resources on how criminalization impacts all of the issue areas we invest in.