North Texas Organization of Autonomous Associations for Social Liberation
By Michael McGehee at May 22, 2009
We realize the significance of getting organized. That’s why we form the associations that we do. We know there is power in numbers. But too often most of our associations are unaware of or disconnected from others even though we share important commonalities.
That’s why I think it is important we begin discussing and debating these commonalities and ultimately the formation of a North Texas Social Forum to bring together delegates from various associations in the North Texas area for the purpose of establishing a mass organization to knit us together with the threads of solidarity.
I feel we should retain autonomy for participating associations and should deliberate with each other in order to coordinate our joint efforts utilizing non-violent revolutionary tactics aimed at total social liberation. I also think we should pay close attention to the mass organizations structural framework to ensure that each autonomous association is empowered to have a say to the degree they are affected, and so that we do not repeat the mistakes of the past in regards to hierarchical structures that alienate and create castes.
If not now, when?