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And, yes, I DO take it personally: Naomi Klein speaking at Occupy Wall Street
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Friday, October 07, 2011

Naomi Klein speaking at Occupy Wall Street

she had a lot of good things to say which you can read for yourself here... her closing words are what stuck with me...
We have picked a fight with the most powerful economic and political forces on the planet. That’s frightening. And as this movement grows from strength to strength, it will get more frightening. Always be aware that there will be a temptation to shift to smaller targets—like, say, the person sitting next to you at this meeting. After all, that is a battle that’s easier to win.

Don’t give in to the temptation. I’m not saying don’t call each other on shit. But this time, let’s treat each other as if we plan to work side by side in struggle for many, many years to come. Because the task before will demand nothing less.

Let’s treat this beautiful movement as if it is most important thing in the world. Because it is. It really is.

it truly gives me hope to hear encouragement like that from someone like naomi klein who is someone i believe really "gets it"... that's why i've been posting comments from the likes of joe stiglitz and noam chomsky... the voices for this kind of a movement definitely need to be the voices of those who "get it"...

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