Thank you to everyone who donated in our end-of-year fundraising drive to help us gear up for 2011! We are grateful for your support, and we can’t do our work without you.
Thank you for showing us your love for Ruckus, for action, and for justice. Now we’d like to show you a little love this Valentine’s Day:
With your support, 2011 is going to be a great year!
This year kicked off with a big action January 30th where we Quarantined the Kochs for their role in buying out our democracy and bankrolling the hate-fueled anti-migrant movement and the climate denial machine. 25 activists were arrested for nonviolent direct action, while nearly 2,000 other protesters rallied in support. (Click here for more on the Koch action).
Now all of us at Ruckus (through our amazing volunteer Network) are hard at work getting ready for the rest of the year, including:
An exciting launch of new Direct Action Resources (check out what’s currently available here, and we’ll post the new resources later this Spring!)
National Action Camp for Migrant Rights & Ecological Justice
This November 30th marked the 10-year anniversary of the WTO shut-down in Seattle in 1999. It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since the iconic Democracy –> / WTO <– banner drop that kicked off that amazing week of people coming together to take over the streets and show the bosses in suits that people come before profit.
Now, on the 10th anniversary, Ruckus is once again sending our folks to join thousands of others from around the world at another momentous convening of world governments: the COP-15 climate talks in Copenhagen.
Throughout the past decade, much has changed and much remains the same – both movement-wide, and within our organization. Since the WTO, Ruckus has grown and shifted in many ways. Our work today may appear slightly different, but at the heart of it all we remain steadfast in our mission to provide activists with hands-on tools and skills to take strategic, effective, creative nonviolent direct action in order to improve their communities.
We know that our work isn’t finished – there are plenty more folks and communities who need these tools. But in order for us to keep fulfilling all the requests we receive, we need YOUR support.
So check out this short video about our work and some of the amazing actions that have been made possible through Ruckus’s training program and action network over the years.
Then get out your wallet and take one of the quickest, simplest actions you can: donate today!