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, December 5, 2011

Call to action: alternative day of human rights on Dec. 10!

Click here to access article by Pedro Noel from Reflections on a Revolution. 

I'm not sure that Americans can get behind a focus on human rights because the word has been misused so often by our ruling one percent to smear countries that they don't like by accusing them of "human rights violations". 

But I became thoroughly caught up in their link called "Feedback" (last paragraph) and the opportunity to review the action ideas of others and to vote on them.
This is a call out to any person, assembly or independent humanitarian organization to participate in this creative process: tell us what you are organizing for #December10, send proposals and vote for the ones you think are good by clicking here: FEEDBACK. We will post them on the site and spread them across the Internet, so that others can join in or debate. A more general discussion is going on here: titanpad.com/humanrights.