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

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"V for Vendetta": The Other Face of Egypt's Youth Movement

Click here to access article by Linda Herrera from Jadaliyya.

This article shows how the creative youth of Egypt used the British film, "V for Vendetta", to create cartoons and a short film entitled,“Khaled for Vendetta”, all posted on Facebook to help mobilize opposition to the Mubarak regime.

I love this powerful message from the film:
“Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea…and ideas are bulletproof.”