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

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A continuation of 500 years of indigenous resistance

Click here to access article by Jerome Roos from Reflections on a Revolution

As a followup of yesterday's article by Andrew Gavin Marshall in which he advised us to look at the new resistance movement, Idle No More, started by Canadian aboriginals who are taking a stand against further theft of their lands and the destruction of natural habitat.
This beautiful short film provides a portrait of Canada’s Idle No More movement, which marks the continuation of 500 years of indigenous resistance.

If you wish to find out more about this movement, I recommend that you read this and check out the website of Idle No More.