After carefully watching and listening to the political discourse, as provided by Democrats and Republicans in Washington D.C., the city councils, state houses, and the political pundits on cable news channels, I’ve realized that there are a few things that seem to be lacking in the discussion. None of these groups talk about freedom and justice. Now I’ve mentioned to others the absence of “freedom” and “justice” from the discourse. And I was told that these media people are supposed to present a nonpartisan view on things.
i think we have to be careful about organizational creep at this point. conceiving of occupy as an organization isn't what the original folks at zuccotti or the early occupy sites that sprung up intended. there was more emphasis on a loosely based voice of autonomous working groups and individuals seeking to challenge the dominant cultural narrative that had allowed greed to be seen as good and those that could not claw their way to the top as some kind of moral failures.
Migration has been an aspect of the living experience for all living organisms. This is of includes human beings. Humans like other living organisms have had to migrate in order to find safer living conditions. But as humans developed various technologies along with the increasing understanding of the natural world, of which they are apart, they have been able to construct relatively stable settlements where they have been able to thrive. Still many humans find themselves emigrating from and immigrating to this place or another because of unnatural forces.
This is an open note to my comrades in the struggle to defend the rights of all people to a dignified way of living. This is to those who are deeply committed to the idea of a radical democracy, a democratic society in which democracy is not confined to a narrow political space, such as the casting a vote. This is for those who believe democracy must be practiced in the economic, cultural, and political life of the country. This radical democracy is a practical democracy or a living democracy, in which people have a say in how institutions that govern their lives actually work.