We need 'a new coalition of decency' against populism.

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Only connect.

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…cause it was in Bobcaygeon where I saw the constellations/ reveal themselves one star at a time.

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We all we got.

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I have learned that oppression and the intolerance of difference come in all shapes and sizes and colors and sexualities; and that among those of us who share the goals of liberation and a workable future for our children, there can be no hierarchies of oppression.

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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

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The movement is us.

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There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.

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When we support one another, we are stronger. When we talk about our experience, we find meaning. When we reflect on the meaning of our shared experience, we form a movement. When we realize that we are a movement, we know we are not alone and that we are powerful. When we feel powerful, we can carry on taking care.

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Every social movement struggles with dissension within its ranks, in part because advocates are passionate and unlikely to agree on every position and solution…There are so many of us who care deeply about these matters. We should strive to resolve our differences quickly, and when we disagree, stay focused on our shared goals.

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Movement builders must be, “able to recognize the humanity in others, including their opponents, and therefore the potential within them for redemption and the possibility of work-through-change.

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Social movements are collective expressions of a given group of people intended to resist, transform or in other ways have impact in the political, social or policy worlds; the worlds of governance.

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Now, I see volunteers as a sort of network of fungus growing beneath the forest that act as a link between different sets of roots, allowing for mutual nourishment and resulting, hopefully, in fewer trees suffering alone in the shadows.

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Movements are, about flow, networking, connectivity, immediacy, creativity and an immediate sensual intimacy.

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It is the nature of ideas to be communicated: written spoken, done. The idea is like grass. It craves light, likes crowds, thrives on cross breeding, grows better for being stepped on.

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I was raised up believing I was somehow unique Like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes, unique in each way you can see And now after some thinking, I'd say I'd rather be A functioning cog in some great machinery serving something beyond me...

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Movements are not led towards a goal, but rather emanate from a set of connected and coherent stories, actions and intentions, and self-correct, fail and adapt as they go.

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There is no revolution that works. What works is to find the free space in society and expand its edges. When there are thousands of these free spaces, a movement will emerge.

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Social movements often change the world but they’re also fluid, messy, complex and unpredictable. Civil services and professionals need to learn new skills to engage with them well in authentic conversation, whether responding to their demands, pushing back or working together to solve problems.

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This is one of those moments when the barriers between who’s a regular person and who’s an activist need to break down. Capitalism has succeeded in convincing us that we’re not worth saving, that we can honestly look each other in the eye and say, ‘We can never do it.’ The job of any social-justice movement is to hold up another image of society and say, ‘We can be more.’

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Never in the history of humanity has violence ever been initiated by the oppressed.

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One thing I have noticed over the years is that some of the most dedicated meditators I know are also some of the most aggressive, manipulative, and competitive people…a transformational mass political movement can’t be generated by telling people what to do. Instead, we need to make our goals and our everyday processes seem so compelling, so life-affirming, and so sustainable that people will want to live in that world even if it means they’ll have to drive smaller cars.”

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A large small group of people. I think a small group of people could certainly change it for the worst pretty quickly, and it’s changing it for the better that is often more difficult… especially since your idea of better might be someone else’s idea of worse.

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The role of leadership in social movements goes well beyond that of the stereotypical charismatic public persona with whom they are often identified.

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What is a Social Movement? It goes on one at a time It starts when you care To act, it starts when you do it again after They said no It starts when you say we and know what You mean, and each Day you mean one more.

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Every individual is representative of the whole, a symptom, and should be intimately understood, and this would give a far greater understanding of mass movements and sociology.

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