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  •  thanks adam :) i wanted to expand eco activism (2+ / 0-)
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    ek hornbeck, A Siegel

    section to show that yes, we can make a difference in a variety of projects from small to medium to large. :) but ran out of time. but i am gonna try to include in each of my ONDs because i think we need to see the positive activism to balance a lot of bad eco news. :)

    Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Mohandas K. Gandhi

    by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse on Fri Jul 03, 2009 at 08:49:23 PM PDT

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    •  cornell west & others were excellent on Moyers (3+ / 0-)

      tonight.  west talked about this very thing, and related it to Obama.  he said that for some of us, the only way we truly can love and protect Obama is to keep haranguing him.  He didn't use harangue, but he was talking about how we have to move him to see that his true greatness lies in taking care of Everyman, not Wall St.  And how if we can get this movement going, even the elites will eventually wake up and remember what justice and the golden rule look like.  not in those words, exactly, but that was the gist of it.

      All three of his guests were saying the same thing a lot of people here are saying.  We have to listen to what is growing up from the bottom, listen and act, to form new economic and environmental structures.

      •  greenroots are doing the opposite (2+ / 0-)
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        ,it seems to me.  Obama is POTUS.  He has power, and keeps vacillating between "clean coal" and "cleaner coal", loves corn ethanol, etc etc.  He can kick things off by doing something beside say 'make me.'  Good to use the Obama brand to bring in activists, but puhleese, don't make him out to be 'our leader.'  He hasn't earned it.

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