Instead.... instead

It has also been my good fortune to have lived long enough to witness the death blow dealt to the illusion that unceasing technological innovations and economic growth can guarantee happiness...

Instead of putting our organisational energies into begin For and General Motors to stay in Detroit, we need to go beyond traditional capitalism...

Instead of buying all our food from the store, we need to be planting community and school gardens and creating farmers markets....

Detroit's cultural revolution is transforming how we view ourselves, our surroundings, and our institutions. We are making a life and not just a living, by feeding ourselves, educating our children, and taking more responsibility for each other and our communities....

Every crisis, actual or impending, needs to be viewed as an opportunity to bring about profound changes in our society. Going beyond protest organising, visionary organising begins by creating images and stories of the future that helps us imagine and create alternatives to the existing system.

The Next American Revolution (sustainable activism for the 21st century): Grace Lee Boggs

 

This book is quickly becoming my favourite text of this year.