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  •  If MLK was begining the civil rights movement (8+ / 0-)

    today--what would it look like?

    Better minds than mine can wrestle with this question.

    Which tactics would remain the same? (Nonviolence, of course.) Which would no longer work? How would MLK and his followers negotiate, say, tasers and caging techniques, rather than fire hoses?

    I don't know the answers to these questions. But I believe we need another MLK.  

    I do believe they are somewhere in the crowd.

    Until then, we will know what's wrong, but not be able to fix it. Because it's not the politicians who will fix it. It's the people. @OOccupied

    by jvantin1 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 05:50:53 AM PST

    •  Because of the scale of today's (2+ / 0-)
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      corporate matrix, today's version of the Civil Rights movement will have to be much, much bigger and much more unrelenting and sustained.

      Picture 3 million or more flooding the streets, squares and parks of D.C. every day and proclaiming a specific set of demands involving election reform, legislative reform, ethics reform, financial sector reform and a 15-year plan for a war effort on Climate Change, and not leaving until they have happened.

      Think of the organization, planning, logistics and infrastructure that would be necessary. Think of the message control.

      Frankly, it's either going to be that or it will be violence, either from right-wing militias or the eco-terrorist types (eco here referring to economics and/or or ecology).

      The Class, Terror and Climate Wars are indivisible and the short-term outcome will affect the planet for centuries. -WiA "When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill..." - PhilJD

      by Words In Action on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 08:23:31 AM PST

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