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Guevara, love, and r'evolution
Jan 1 2012in Activism by George Pór
Here’s a favorite Che Guevara quote that came into my inbox from an Occupy London mailing list. It seems very timely and important to how we understand and practice “love” in the context of Occupy activism. At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling [...]
Dec 25 2011in FoO Media, Identity & Strategy by George Pór
Roger from New Zealand wrote in his comment on “Compassion Is Our New Currency” : If you do your research adequately instead of relying on propaganda, you will know that “responding adequately to this crisis will plunge us all into unimaginable poverty (and you think you are impoverished already) and ironically play into the hands of big [...]
When we occupy our hearts with love, fear flees
Dec 24 2011in FoO Media, Social Innovation by FoO-Steward
by Banzaibozo A short story on how I learned to understand the power of OWS and why it will succeed. I teach Sunday school to junior high kids. Today the students were trying to come up with a slogan for a blanket drive to provide comfortable bedding for the local family homeless shelter. It’s winter [...]
Compassion Is Our New Currency
Dec 24 2011in Activism, FoO Media by FoO-Steward
Excerpt from Compassion Is Our New Currency by Rebecca Solnit I was myself so caught up in the Occupy movement that I stopped paying my usual attention to the war over the climate — until I was brought up short by the catastrophic failure of the climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa. There, earlier this month, the most powerful [...]
The Occupy movement as teacher
Dec 16 2011in Social Innovation by George Pór
OK, so you were able to identify non-linear systemic causes, where others simply saw a big mess. What’s next? You wanted to affect the causes but you knew that you couldn’t do it alone. That’s how joining forces with others in collective action became a path that enables you to co-evolve to the next stages [...]
How could we ask for anything less than the future?
Nov 20 2011in FoO Media, Poetry, Video by FoO-Steward
“It’s time to rock the nation, rock this occupation! Our communities need us. We are all leaders. How could we ask for anything less than the future?” This powerful video of the Occupy poem by acclaimed spoken word artist Drew Dellinger ( http://www.planetizethemovement.org ) by award winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper of http://occupylove.org set to the beats of Jef [...]
Occupy – a Revolution of Love!
Nov 18 2011in FoO Media, Social Innovation by Mark Jagdev
In this blogpost we reflect on the ideas of Charles Eisenstein’s “Occupy Wall Street: No Demand is Big Enough”. All quotes below are from his essay. Emphasis is added. “Can we really applaud a new oil field, when the atmosphere is past the limit of how much waste it can absorb? Is more stuff really what the world [...]