The first, famous Liberty Tree stood on the Boston Common, an American Elm with a political history. The elm was a commons tree in the pre-Norman ‘English borough’ tradition: A place for the people of the shire to gather on their own terms and for their own purposes.
In the decade of agitation that fed into the American Revolution, Boston radicals rallied beneath the tree’s canopy, speaking against imperial authorities and calling for home rule in the colonies.
In honor of Earth Day to May Day happening April 22 through May 1, this month's Liberty Tree News brings you tools for empowerment to help us all push back against a president, a government, and an economic system that threaten our future.
Universalizing resistance and democratizing power are critical in the fight to protect our rights and the rights of targeted groups and individuals in the United States and abroad. Nonviolent direct action continues to be an effective way to create change from the bottom-up by putting pressure on government entities, corporations and individuals threatening our lives through the destruction of our ecology and the erosion of democracy.