Moving Towards a Demilitarized Future

October 7, 2021

Today marks 20 years since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan. We look back at what is important to remember, to help us move forward towards a demilitarized future.  ​​The 20th anniversary of 9/11 and of the launching of the so-called “Global War on Terror” has been an important moment of reflection for our movements. There have […]

Reflections From the Frontline: Solidarity with the Indigenous Movement to Stop Line 3

August 30, 2021

Two weeks ago I followed the call of the Giniw Collective, an Indigenous and two-spirit led camp on Anishinaabe land, to join the frontline resistance to the patriarchal violence of constructing yet another pipeline on Indigenous land. Crossing under 22 rivers and 200 bodies of water, the construction of Line 3 by Enbridge, a Canadian multinational […]

Reparations and Resettlement for Afghan People

August 27, 2021

After years of silence in the US media and public about Afghanistan, suddenly attention is back on the violence created by imperialist occupation. The process of US withdrawal from the country it has spent over 20 years occupying is spectacularly awful–both brutal and predictable.  War profiteering corporations and their investors—from Lockheed Martin to BlackRock and companies […]

Join the Struggle to Stop Line 3!

August 3, 2021

“I’m here taking these risks in this system that seems so hellbent on destroying itself and destroying all life, because it’s time to do something different. We’re not going to get that done comfortably or easily. Someone has to take a stand.”  – Tara Houska, Couchiching First Nation Member & Founder of Giniw Collective Dear Catalyst […]

Farewell Betita, great builder of bridges

July 8, 2021

Last week our movements lost a giant. Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez, who passed on June 29th 2021 at age 95, was a powerful internationalist activist and scholar, a Chicana feminist who was involved in most major social justice movements of the past century. Alongside her incredible lifetime of work, it’s impossible to overstate how much Betita shaped […]

Celebrating Dylan Cooke’s Contributions to Catalyst

June 17, 2021

Dear community, After 8 years in the collective & over 4 years as one of our Co-Coordinators, Dylan Cooke will be leaving Catalyst Project in early July.  We are sad to see her go, but looking forward to the new ways she will be working for social justice! As an alum of the Braden program herself, Dylan […]

For a World Based on Justice, Fight for Abolition

April 24, 2021

“There is no ‘reforming’ this system—the time is now to divest from deadly policing and invest in a vision of public safety that protects us all.”  – Movement for Black Lives, 4/20/21 With millions of people here and around the world, we are holding George Floyd’s family and community in our hearts, and feeling some […]

Confronting Gendered Anti-Asian Violence

March 19, 2021

We mourn the loss of Delaina Ashley Yaun, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Paul Andre Michels, Suncha Kim, and Yong Ae Yue. Our hearts are with the families and communities of the eight people, six of whom were Asian and seven of whom were women, murdered in a shooting spree across […]

Join Day of Action Against the War in Yemen

January 21, 2021

“US imperialism is not new. It manifests differently from region to region. But we all as Americans have a role. Will we be proactive and do something about it? Or remain complicit, and turn a blind eye as if the US bombs that drop in Yemen have nothing to do with us?” – Jehan Hakim, […]

Understanding Escalating White Nationalist Violence

January 19, 2021

With Biden’s inauguration tomorrow and the threat of far right violence, we know the events of the past couple weeks are a lot to understand and make sense of. We are still making sense of them ourselves. That said, we believe there are some important interventions that we can make to strengthen movements for collective […]