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, March 7, 2012

#Occupied: Reports From the Front Lines

Click here to access article by Jennifer Sacks from The Occupied Wall Street Journal. 

I am posting this to let all non-activists know that the Occupier movement in the US is alive and well and active across the country. It is so inspiring to see courageous young people, and not so young, across the country organizing and fighting for their futures. This is only a taste of what is to come later this year. Corporate media will have a hard time ignoring their efforts in spite of all their coverage of infotainment, election circuses, and celebrity fixations. 
This week in Occupy, more than 80 Shut Down the Corporations actions on #F29 signaled a spring resurgence, student activists across the nation marched for an affordable education and the Occupy movement introduced the mainstream media—and the country—to the American Legislative Exchange Council.