As I continue to think through the complexities of being a white settler on Turtle Island…I find myself needing to come to terms with my own racist and colonial habits, brought on by a lifetime of settler privilege.
One world has indeed come to an end today. And another world is being born. In 2013, we will show this to be true by keeping the struggle going. We will show this in our actions and in our words. We will show this in the increasingly interconnected movements we build.
We don’t win when it comes to oil – the global 1% wins – the rest of us await the consequences.
This is where the human evolutionary project has led: what we do today effects the entire globe, for generations to come. Let’s take a stand, on October 22 in Victoria
A checklist for what a movement of movements might set out to do
We’ve been saying for a year now, “the beginning is near.” It’s getting nearer all the time. Are we any more ready for it than we were a year ago?
out of tempest
to clamber each
futures not just
things of the past
What do we do next? The question for revolutionaries in North America is to figure out how to activate the anaesthetized.
We need to get back to what brought us to activism in the first place: the realization that there is injustice in the world (a lot of it), and that the world can and must be changed—by our direct participation and actions.
On a rainy Saturday in small, sleepy Ladner BC, some 200 people gathered to protest the expansion of the Delta Port
There is more than ample evidence now to draw the full, dark picture of where the Harper Government agenda is taking us – into the dark, oily days of an earlier phase of full-throttle resource extraction and environmental exploitation.
We need to support the Quebec students not only because their cause is valid, but because it is another manifestation of the cause we all need to join.
~ Stephen Collis, Occupy Oil
What Occupy has put on the table is the very idea that the changes we need to make are drastic and sweeping—structural and systemic