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      Passionate Progressive
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      \I can’t claim that XR’s Oct 7 – on direct action events were perfectly executed..I can claim that from my observation, the undertaking seemed to cover all the bases as well as promote the awareness that was sought. and as such serves as a model for further activism….Unfortunately, I doubt that it will be enough to change the inertia.  With the above caveats in mind, here is a summary of their planning principles.


      Under occupation by climate activists Extinction Rebellion, London’s Trafalgar Square has become a miniature city, housing hundreds of campers and visited by thousands of demonstrators daily. It’s running fairly smoothly, with well-defined volunteer roles, spaces for different activities, and specific communication channels. This efficiency isn’t an accident. It’s the product of thoughtful yet nimble decision-making powered by dedicated volunteers. “It’s not spontaneous, magical popping up,” says Jasmine Salter, who works with the Action Support Group of Extinction Rebellion. “It’s huge amounts of people putting cute in huge amounts of time, really, really caring.”

      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

      It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

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      Hi Passionate Progressive,

      Yep – Rome was not built in a day – and likewise – the Global Company Store (aka capitalism) will not be destroyed in a night.


      “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
      - John F. Kennedy

      "The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it."
      - George Orwell

      "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
      - Jiddu Krishnamurti

      "Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information."
      - Idries Shah

      "A riot is the language of the unheard."
      - Martin Luther King

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