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, May 30, 2012

What Me Worry? The rise of the surveillance state and what we can do about it

A 32:54n video presentation by Scott Crow sourced from Infoshop News.

I highly recommend this to all activists and people thinking about becoming activists. The speaker is a longtime activist who knows of what he speaks.
A presentation from scott crow at the Law and Disorder conference in 2012. It covers the 'War on Terror' giving some historical background on repression of previous political movements from COINTELPRO, political prisoners (past and present) and the current security state and how current political movements can effective fight back.