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

Saturday, May 23, 2015

It’s time to Flood, Occupy, Blockade and Shut Down the systems jeopardizing our future

Click here to access article from Occupy Wall Street.

The article introduces us to an action by Rising Tide North America which is organizing anti-capitalist actions in the fall. I don't know anything about this organization, but Occupy Wall Street has an excellent reputation.
Beginning today, our allies at Rising Tide North America are calling for mass actions in the Fall of 2015 to shut down the economic and political systems threatening our survival. Already, hundreds of thousands  have taken to the streets to fight back against climate chaos, capitalism and white supremacy.