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The power of collective action

by Aug 30, 20170 comments

I rarely seek out, let alone share, films that suggest personal action is useless.  It IS important –especially in its role in waking us up as individuals. So I’m not sharing this film for you to walk away with that message. The reason I am sharing is that, in the final analysis, I do not believe that is the point this author/filmaker is making.

I believe the main point has huge value: political change requires massive collective action.  This doesn’t mean stop composting or meditating.  It means show up and resist when it counts… even and especially in the face of violence and oppression.

Non-violent direct action is key–but that doesn’t mean there won’t be pain and suffering to those who show up.

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