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  •  I'd rec it if I could (3+ / 0-)

    "It's time to OCCUPY!  No one-day rallies are going to do it.  It needs to be massive, well-organized and relentless."

    What do you think about prolonged stay-at-home general strikes? Normally American progressives make excuses for why they can't do it, but I think they're simply not as outraged as they pretend to be and ought to be.

    I'd happily take the kind of rally you describe, though.

    "The stream of commuters heading into the city, the caravan of tractor-trailers pulling out of the rest stop into the dawn’s early light, speak a deep-throated Yes to the sum total of what’s going on in our collective life." (Garret Keizer)

    by Couch Activist on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 12:48:54 AM PDT

    •  Anything except nothing. General strikes could (2+ / 0-)

      be part of the mix.  But first there's going to have to be something to wake up the population from the stupor we're in.  That, I think is what makes it almost impossible.

      But I have hope one day people will finally rise up.  I just don't know when that's going to be.

      •  Whatever that "something" is... (1+ / 0-)
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        Ray Pensador

        ...it will likely be "something" that is not at all on our radar right now.  Something very simple to understand, very closely related to our basic needs, and something which glaringly points to the naked Emperor.  

        An opportunity will come, probably sooner rather than later.  The hubris of ruling elites is one certainty that always brings them down.

        Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

        by Big River Bandido on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 11:06:13 AM PDT

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