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School's Out" Forever

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Such a radical departure from archetypical activism requires a steadfast commitment to cultivating deeper and deeper solidarity among those already rebelling while simultaneously toiling -- day and night -- in the essential realm of outreach.

One possible method to achieve both of these objectives is to foster more and more small scale and/or short term alternative community models.

"You can't have a functioning democracy without what sociologists call "secondary organizations," places where people can get together, plan, talk and develop ideas," explains Noam Chomsky. "You don't do it alone. The Occupy movement did create spontaneously communities that taught people something: you can be in a supportive community of mutual aid and cooperation and develop your own health system and library and have open space for democratic discussion and participation. Communities like that are really important."

Reminder: Mutual aid and cooperation aren't utopian. They are our last best chance.

So, while the dominant hierarchy drowns in its own hypocrisy, fear, and greed, let's use our energy and passion to create --and occupy -- a whole new model.

You don't need a college degree to change the world and preserve the future"

#shifthappens

Reprinted from http://worldnewstrust.com

 

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