Marina Sitrin

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013

Marina Sitrin

“All over the world, people are using the language of horizontalism to talk about how they’re organizing now, in assembly forums, and it implies attempts at breaking down power and upsetting hierarchy, having a form of direct democracy.”   Marina Sitrin is a writer, lawyer, militant and dreamer who has participated in the Occupy movement from its beginning and was a member...

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Clayton Thomas-Muller

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013

Clayton Thomas-Muller

“We know that the system is broken. It was designed that way. It was designed to exploit, and we need a new economic paradigm, one that doesn’t sacrifice communities at the altar of irresponsible economic policies for the benefit of the privileged few.”   Clayton Thomas-Muller, of the Mathais Colomb Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba, is an activist, writer, public speaker,...

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Pancho Ramos

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013

Pancho Ramos

“It’s so important that we have a conscious mind. How are we going to restore our relationships? If we are advocating for harmonious community, and we would love to have a sense of justice and prosperity, we cannot be using the same methods and the same tactics. Ends and means for me are the same.”   Francisco ‘Pancho’ Ramos Stierle is a Mexican-born former...

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Naomi Klein

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013

Naomi Klein

“We aren’t just facing an economic crisis. We are facing a profound ecological crisis that is intimately linked to the same greed-based, growth-based economic model, a model that can’t ever say ‘enough’ or have enough, that has no brakes. This same mentality that trashes people trashes the planet. It isn’t enough just to confront power. We have to have...

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Charles Eisenstein

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013

Charles Eisenstein

“An economist says that essentially more for you is less for me, but the lover knows that more for you is more for me, too. If you love somebody, then their happiness is your happiness. Their pain is your pain. Your sense of self expands to include other beings. That’s love. Love is the expansion of the self to include the other, and that’s a different kind of...

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