We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Monday, March 28, 2011

Everyone Has a Stake in US Uncut's Fight

by Allison Kilkenny from The Nation

This is a little old. I completely missed the report and all the demonstrations planned for this past weekend. But, I refer you to future actions organized by US Uncut which a link in the article points to.