Toolkit: Indigenous Justice for Environmental Movements

December 3, 2019

We are releasing a brand new tool to support non-Indigenous sections of climate and environmental movements to align our work with Indigenous organizing and with Indigenous sovereignty. Find it here. Indigenous nations have always been hit first and worst by ecological crises around the world; they have long been at the frontlines of protecting the land. […]

Grief, Resilience, and Resistance in the Face of Climate Chaos

November 13, 2019

Over the past year or so, I’ve found it increasingly hard to ignore the realities of climate change. I don’t mean that I used to be a climate change denier; I’ve known it’s real since back in the 90’s when I knocked on doors for Greenpeace. What I mean is that it’s gotten harder to move through daily life as though we are not in the middle of an existential crisis, and it’s gotten harder to ignore the feelings of dread, grief, and doom.

Catalyst Welcomes David Imhoff And Ellen Brotsky Into Our Collective

September 30, 2019

Catalyst is thrilled to announce that our collective is now larger than it has ever been! We are bringing in two long-time organizers with deep roots in international solidarity. After having had the privilege of working with David and Ellen on the Braden Leadership Team, we are eager to bring them into the fold along […]

Catalyst in USA Today: “Deny White Nationalism Its Base”

August 12, 2019

Catalyst is reeling from the barrage of news last week: white nationalist fueled massacres targeting Latinx and Black people, a massive workplace immigration raid in Mississippi that rounded up 680 immigrant workers and left thousands of children without anyone to come home to after school, the unilateral US blockade of Venezuela, India’s expanding colonization of Kashmir, and the attempted assassination of […]

¡Puerto Rico Se Levanta!

July 25, 2019

It was 50 years ago that I first learned about my government’s colonial relationship to Puerto Rico,and the uninterrupted resistance to it. I was in a feminist consciousness-raising circle, and we had learned that our government had engineered the sterilization of 1/3 of the island’s women of childbearing age and allowed the testing of birth control […]

Catalyst Is Growing

July 9, 2019

Dear Catalyst Community, These days, do you find yourself wanting to do more, to throw yourself more fully into the fight for justice? We do, and we found a way to increase our impact for collective liberation: grow our staff! We’re thrilled to have Elisabeth Long and Lee Gargagliano (bios below!) joining Dylan Cooke and […]

Close the Camps

July 2, 2019

“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, […]

Solidarity with Chelsea Manning and Against Grand Juries

May 24, 2019

“I’d rather starve to death than change my position in this regard.” Last week, courageous whistleblower Chelsea Manning was jailed for the second time in three months for resisting a grand jury, saying “I’d rather starve to death than change my position in this regard.” In 2010, she was court-martialed and imprisoned for releasing documents […]

Celebrate Isaac Lev as He Leaves Catalyst

May 21, 2019

Dear Catalyst community, After 5 amazing years, Isaac Lev is leaving his Catalyst Project Co-Coordinator role. We are sad to see him go, but looking forward to the new ways he will be working for social justice. For the last half decade, Isaac has been instrumental in leading Catalyst Project. As an alum of the Braden program, Isaac […]

On Abortion Bans and Reproductive Justice

May 17, 2019

Dear Catalyst Community, In the last week Georgia’s governor signed a bill that would make performing an abortion illegal around 6 weeks of pregnancy and Alabama’s senate passed a near-total ban aimed at closing the last three clinics that provide abortions in the state. They were the latest of 12 different states’ 2019 attempts to […]