Affirm: Storming the Wall, by Cyneatha Millsaps

Affirm: Storming the Wall

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Todd Miller, author of Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security (City Light Books, 2017), at a gathering in Tucson, Arizona. Todd explained behind-the-scenes realities of people in power and said that climate change is very much on their minds. In Storming the Wall, we learn how climate change, migration, and homeland security are related and serious concerns of those in power. Much of the general population is relatively unconcerned about these issues, and those in power seek to keep it that way until they have secured their future and wealth. Because this strategy is destroying the planet, growing populations are on the move while those that are not are obsessing about guns, guards, and gates. I encourage everyone to read this book and think seriously about what Todd is teaching. If we make real changes in our lives and those of our families and communities, we can save our planet and free ourselves from fear of the other.

I also encourage you to watch these documentaries related to themes in Todd’s book: An Inconvenient Truth and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

One thought on “Affirm: Storming the Wall, by Cyneatha Millsaps

  1. Benjamin Johannes Krauss on said:

    Dear Cyneatha,
    thanks for this shoutout to this important book and the larger question of how climate change is fundamentally a question of peace and justice.
    In terms of additional resources to engage the connections between climate change and security I would also recommend the documentary “The Age of Consequences”

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