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

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Global Square: an online platform for our movement

Click here to access article from Reflections on a Revolution. 

More posts are showing up suggesting ways to make the OWS movement move forward. This one has some good suggestions...
...to perpetuate the creative and cooperative spirit of the occupations and transform them into lasting forms of social organization.