Chainbreaker was born of the Bush administration. An era of the Patriot Act and unilateral war. An era where we faced environmental catastrophes and the worst economic crash in generations. An era that witnessed the escalation of a slow war of attrition against our environment, civil rights laws, social safety nets and the people they were designed to protect - us.
These are the fires that forged Chainbreaker. Despite what felt at the time like insurmountable odds,
we thrived. We've always believed in the power of local action. That power has made it rain during times of drought.
We once were few in number and disorganized, now we have
hundreds of members and are growing every day. Nearly 90% of federal transit dollars have been taken away over the last decade, yet
buses are still running in Santa Fe. A system that prioritizes profit over people crashed our national housing market, still we passed our
Resident's Bill of Rights here at home.
Our pace may have quickened or slowed,
but we've always kept moving forward.
We'll continue to do so in the face of a Trump administration. They may want this country to go back again to the Jim Crow era that some consider great, but we don't move back.
We only move in one direction - forward.
On day one of the new presidential regime, we'll lock arms with our allies and continue putting one foot in front of the other. Every right turn will be met with
blockades. Every attempt to separate us will be met with
solidarity. Every attempt to starve us will be met with a
hunger for justice.
We will organize, as we always have.
And we will keep moving.