Libero Della Piana

Libero Della Piana

Libero Della Piana is Senior Organizer with Alliance for a Just Society, a national network of 14 racial and economic justice organizations based in Seattle, Wash. Libero has worked extensively as a writer, community organizer, public speaker, digital strategist and trainer. His writing has been featured in such publications as the San Francisco Chronicle, Colorlines, Black Commentator and People's World. Libero was born and grew up in Salt lake City, Utah and lives in East Harlem, N.Y.

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The Trump administration’s rollback of civil rights enforcement and police oversight, the Muslim ban, the increase in family-destroying deportations, the dismantling of the social safety net – the list of violations gets longer by the day. Views
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Trump Says ‘Love’ But Spews Hate
The rabid, racial-nationalist Trump was on full display in Phoenix Tuesday night, in a speech CNN’s Don Lemon called “A total eclipse of the facts.” The Phoenix Trump stood in sharp contrast to the more conciliatory Trump we heard just one night before, in his scripted address to the nation on...
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Vigil for Charlottesville in Minneapolis, MN this week. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue, Flickr / CC) Views
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Charlottesville Is An Urgent Call for Voting Rights
Saturday night I arrived in Virginia as the conscience of the country and world turned toward the state. Earlier that day, hundreds of organized white supremacists gathered for a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in the mountainous Western part of the state, home to the University of...
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
When Protests Are Powerful, The Powerful Punish Protest
When people feel powerless – locked out of decision-making, bypassed by real governance – they turn to protest. Especially for the disenfranchised and oppressed, protest is often the only way to exert power and affect policies and practices that impact their lives and communities. With Donald Trump...
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
This Earth Day, Defeating Trump is Job One
This Earth Day, we face a climate threat greater than ever before. And he lives in the White House. On the campaign trail, Donald Trump consistently mocked climate science and promised to gut policies protecting our communities, natural resources and the environment. He called climate change “a...
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Friday, February 24, 2017
Resistance Recess Puts Congress on Notice for Supporting Trump’s Agenda
Rep. Dave Trott’s constituents in the Northeastern suburbs of Detroit gathered at his office to ask him about his stance on health care, refugees and other urgent issues. Instead of scheduling a meeting, Trott’s staff called the police. The delegation was organized by Michigan People’s campaign, an...
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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Empathy Alone Won’t Stop Police Killings
President Obama gave yet another historic speech Tuesday at the mass memorial service for the five Dallas police officers gunned down during a protest of the police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minn. In a way few can do, Obama called the country...
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