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

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Activists and Anarchists Speak for Themselves at Occupy Oakland

Click here to access article by Susie Cagle from IndyBay.

This post provides for responses to  left critics like Chris Hedges from several Oakland Occupier activists who have benefit of first hand experience in the Oakland actions.