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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, April 19, 2012

John Holloway at the Left Forum Closing Plenary

Here is a very inspiring, eloquent speech by Holloway directed to all activists at the end of this year's annual Left Forum (March 16-18) in New York City. (Note: video, which may take a while to appear, is 15:06m, but you can reduce it by starting your video at the 2 minute mark skipping the introduction.)