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shrishtee [Evolving practice of “sacred” activism]
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 It is our pleasure to share Global Tapestry of Alternative’s first newsletter with you. The Global Tapestry of Alternatives or GTA as a process or a dialogue began in 2014.  Through dialogues and deliberations with several networks across the world, it was felt that there is a need of a process to facilitate the emergence, visibility and interweaving of networks of collectives and groups on radical alternatives to the dominant regime, contesting their roots in capitalist, patriarchal,​ racist, statist, and anthropocentric forces. In 2018, a group of activists, academics, researchers,​ and students came together to form an interim as well as a continuously evolving team to hold the process. In early 2019, the process was officially launched seeking endorsements and support from organisations and individuals working on wide-range of alternatives across the world. It is our pleasure to share Global Tapestry of Alternative’s first newsletter with you. The Global Tapestry of Alternatives or GTA as a process or a dialogue began in 2014.  Through dialogues and deliberations with several networks across the world, it was felt that there is a need of a process to facilitate the emergence, visibility and interweaving of networks of collectives and groups on radical alternatives to the dominant regime, contesting their roots in capitalist, patriarchal,​ racist, statist, and anthropocentric forces. In 2018, a group of activists, academics, researchers,​ and students came together to form an interim as well as a continuously evolving team to hold the process. In early 2019, the process was officially launched seeking endorsements and support from organisations and individuals working on wide-range of alternatives across the world.
  
-This newsletter comes to you at times of immense uncertainties that pose very serious challenges and have social, economic, political, cultural and ecological implications for most of us. The attempt of this newsletter is to bring to you the news, perspectives,​ thoughts, ideas, reflections,​ and dialogues on alternatives to the dominant regime and how can they offer us pathways towards more just, equitable and ecologically wise futures. It is a humble attempt to bring together the collective envisioning of these pluriversal alternatives by creating a space for sharing and dialoguing. ​+This newsletter comes to you at times of immense uncertainties that pose very serious challenges and have social, economic, political, cultural and ecological implications for most of us. The attempt of this newsletter is to bring to you the news, perspectives,​ thoughts, ideas, reflections,​ and dialogues on alternatives to the dominant regime and how can they offer us pathways towards more just, equitable and ecologically wise futures. It is a humble attempt to bring together the collective envisioning of these pluriversal alternatives by creating a space for sharing and dialoguing.
  
 We intend to share this newsletter every month to share perspectives,​ news on activities being seeded through GTA, as well as perspectives/​news/​thoughts/​questions from tapestry weavers and endorsing organisations and networks. We do not see it as a newsletter that is simply a conglomeration of news/​updates but rather as a process of knowing each-others'​ work, engaging with ideas, facilitating collaborations and initiating co-writing and co-learning processes. We intend to share this newsletter every month to share perspectives,​ news on activities being seeded through GTA, as well as perspectives/​news/​thoughts/​questions from tapestry weavers and endorsing organisations and networks. We do not see it as a newsletter that is simply a conglomeration of news/​updates but rather as a process of knowing each-others'​ work, engaging with ideas, facilitating collaborations and initiating co-writing and co-learning processes.
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 #### Evolving practice of “sacred” activism #### Evolving practice of “sacred” activism
  
-In its creative, nonviolent resistance movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline starting in 2016, the Indigenous people of the Standing Rock reservation along with many others, showed the world that a different type of activism is possible. This was an embodied form of prayer in action, guided by eldership, and bolstered by convergence of local and global communities. ​+In its creative, nonviolent resistance movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline starting in 2016, the Indigenous people of the Standing Rock reservation along with many others, showed the world that a different type of activism is possible. This was an embodied form of prayer in action, guided by eldership, and bolstered by convergence of local and global communities.
  
 The Defend the Sacred Alliance (DSA) was born from the notion that other ways of knowing, being and acting are possible when certain configurations of people come together to recognize the essential relationship of care for this Earth, for each other and to bear witness to the challenges of our time. This emerging global alliance includes around 100 people from 20+ countries – united in prayer, mutual support, culture-to-culture healing and shared action. We come together to contribute to the growing practice of sacred activism, to catalyze regenerative systems change, and to protect the sanctity of all Life. The Defend the Sacred Alliance (DSA) was born from the notion that other ways of knowing, being and acting are possible when certain configurations of people come together to recognize the essential relationship of care for this Earth, for each other and to bear witness to the challenges of our time. This emerging global alliance includes around 100 people from 20+ countries – united in prayer, mutual support, culture-to-culture healing and shared action. We come together to contribute to the growing practice of sacred activism, to catalyze regenerative systems change, and to protect the sanctity of all Life.
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 ### May First Movement Technology: Technology for Transformation is the Path Forward ### May First Movement Technology: Technology for Transformation is the Path Forward
  
-**By Alfredo Lopez and Melanie E L Bush (May First Movement Technology)** ​+**By Alfredo Lopez and Melanie E L Bush (May First Movement Technology)**
  
 These days are filled with intensity and uncertainty. Frustration,​ fear and confusion emanate from the smoldering shambles of capitalism that makes it difficult to map a future by those who seek fundamental and radical change. These days are filled with intensity and uncertainty. Frustration,​ fear and confusion emanate from the smoldering shambles of capitalism that makes it difficult to map a future by those who seek fundamental and radical change.