Get Educated, Get Organized, Get Active!
By Michael McGehee at Mar 28, 2008
There are plenty of slogans for the Left:
think globally, act locally
No justice, no peace/Know justice, know peace
But today I read this conversation on another message board:
this was the reponse:
then how how do you propose we put the power back in our hands?
I felt obligated to chime in:
there are many social movements going on in this country and they need peoples support and help to blossom
thats how we take power into our hands.
1) get educated - we know what is going on, how things work, what our goals and values are. then we...
2) get organized - we find like-minded people in our communities; we link groups together so what one group in one part of the city knows what is going on with another in another part of the city, state, country, globe. im talking about solidarity. then we...
3) get active - we participate in social, political and economic affairs where there are openings and push for non-reformist reforms (meaning open-ended reforms that leave room for more transformational change). where there is not an opening we pressure for that opening, again in a non-reformist reformation.
That has been my slogan for awhile now: Get Educated, Get Organized, Get Active!