Saturday, May 15, 2004

Getting face to face

Jay Taber writes in:
OK, so maybe it's time for a face-to-face group discussion. Personally, I prefer no media, no bosses, no elections, and no representatives, kind of along the Bolivian neighborhood council model, but we can hash out details.

As for providing useful information, accessible to community organizers, you're already doing it. Movement professionals can help those who fight back, but we can't mobilize them in any authentic, lasting fashion. They have to do that for themselves. While we're waiting, we can prepare communication infrastructure and educational materials in anticipation of what we think will be helpful, but ultimately, we'll have to assist in providing what resisting communities themselves determine they need.
Consider me as standing by.

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