One year on the crazy Occupy ride: big lessons, reflections, and next giant steps

  I have been part of some weird shit in my lifetime, but Occupy Oakland may be the weirdest of the weird. I still shake my head in amazement and confusion over the wild ride it’s been. Unbelievably it has been only a year since Occupy Wall Street bloomed its first flower of rebellion in New York. I was immediately excited by OWS, partly due to a shift in tactics […]

 

Ushering in a new era of Civil Disobedience: Strategic Explorations for our times

“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” Anatole France, The Red Lily, 1894 I remember hearing some version of the above quote probably when I was in my early teens, and getting it, liking it, and tripping off it.  It is still one of my favorite political quotes.  It sums […]