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
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Large Corporations Getting Away without Paying Taxes? San Mateo Activists To Show How Wrong It Is
The "Yes Men" strike again! This appears to be a good way to harass corporations and raise political consciousness.
And, for people in the San Francisco Bay Area (where I lived for 20 years), this weekend, there is a protest action you can participate in to fight back against the corporate tax dodgers .