Anger, like love, is an energy but for a truly revolutionary movement to succeed there is also a need for focus and discipline.
The fact that the Occupy Wall Street movement is intent on maintaining a non-violent protest is a positive thing but, as the initiative for change takes on a more global perspective with the so-called indignants or ‘indignanti’ it is hard to see this fragile peace being maintained for long.
The violence on the streets of Rome today raise memories of the Anti-Globalization protest in Genoa ten years ago which resulted in the death of Carlo Giuliani. Continue reading
I love these words by Chris Hedges from his short article The Best Among Us:
“Those on the streets around Wall Street are the physical embodiment of hope. They know that hope has a cost, that it is not easy or comfortable, that it requires self-sacrifice and discomfort and finally faith. They sleep on concrete every night. Their clothes are soiled. They have eaten more bagels and peanut butter than they ever thought possible. They have tasted fear, been beaten, gone to jail, been blinded by pepper spray, cried, hugged each other, laughed, sung, talked too long in general assemblies, seen their chants drift upward to the office towers above them, wondered if it is worth it, if anyone cares, if they will win. But as long as they remain steadfast they point the way out of the corporate labyrinth. This is what it means to be alive. They are the best among us.
Watch and hear the voices of the new beautiful people in this inspiring video on Vimeo:
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