“Our current cultural story tells us you get to work, you do your job, earn a lot of money, and that will help all of us, because that will grow the economy. People are up to their ears in credit card debt. They’re losing their houses to mortgage foreclosures. They’re working so much that they can’t spend time with the people they love. Maybe we could find a way of life...
“Governments are puppets of banks, but banks are not democratic. We cannot vote for banks.”
Rok was a protester and member of the ‘Spanish Indignados,’ also known as the Indignants Movement. In the spring and summer of 2011, tens of thousands of Spain’s youth repeatedly gathered and occupied public squares to denounce their country’s undemocratic and...
“If anything, my family has been the epitome of struggle. Foreclosure, unemployment, tuition costs. My mother struggled to feed me and my little sister. Anything you can say, I can empathize with you, and I wanted to come out and empathize with all these people and stand in solidarity.”
Photo: Jim Kiernan
Hero Vincent was 21 and unemployed when he joined protesters at Occupy...
Bill McKibben is an American author, journalist, environmental activist and a prominent leader of the climate movement. He has written extensively on the impact of global warming and has organized far-reaching actions raising public awareness and engagement on the urgent need to rethink our energy systems.
Growing up in Lexington, Massachusetts, Bill wrote for the local paper and participated in...
“We’ll remember this moment as long as we live!”
Before becoming Reverend Billy, Bill Talen worked in theatre in San Francisco and studied with cleric Reverend Sidney Lanier (cousin of Tennessee Williams), who encouraged him to explore radical theologians and performers. Thus was born the character of Reverend Billy, ‘a new kind of American preacher,’ hybrid...
“I had a nephew that worked for Syncrude. I said, ‘What do you do, Shane?’ He said, ‘I go around with this big garbage, and I pick all the ducks out from around that pond,’ he said, ‘and I put them in this garbage bag, and I throw them away in the garbage,’ he said.”