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Why We Can't Depend On Activists To Create Change
Posted on: Aug 1, 2012, Source: Devoke The Apocalypse
Politics is too important to be left to a small activist class. We need to weave it back into every corner of all of our lives.
Occupy The Progressive Movement: Why Occupy Should Embrace "Co-Optation"
Posted on: Apr 26, 2012, Source: Beyond The Choir
An Occupy organizer asks: When established groups show up wanting to help, then who's really co-opting whom?
The Tactic of Occupation and the Movement of the 99%
Posted on: Nov 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The primary reason the tactic of occupation has resonated so far and wide is because it has served as a symbol about standing up to powerful elites on their own doorstep.
What Facebook Is Hiding From You
Posted on: May 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet
In their online lives, most people are shielded from viewpoints that do not mesh with their own, making it difficult to build the diverse coalitions that lead to real change.
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