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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! For now, I’ve returned from my Joiyssey to participate in the "revolution":I’ve been at many Occupy sites across the country:1st in D.C. Freedom Plaza I faced & challenged racism/white supremacy, sexism/patriarchy, classism, heterosexism & eventually was kicked off the island; then I offered workshops as I drove to CA:“Anti-Racism Geared for White Occupiers”; “NO DRONES” "Successes and Pitfalls of OWS"

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

We are the leaders....

This morning I hear again the finger pointing, the amazed reckoning, the eye-glazing rationale that says it is ignorance, those people, the uninformed that are keeping us in this war against Iraq.

I say the finger points to us – those of us who are against war, who are informed, who know what is happening every moment in our name. Those of us who have not stopped our daily lives as usual and stepped up to the plate to end war.

I hear the wan search for a leader or leaders – where is our MLK, our Joan of Arc (am I reaching or what) – I could say our Barbara Jordan, Rose Byrd, Shirley Chisolm, Ann Richards – but I get blank stares.

Where are our leaders? WE are our leaders. We cannot wait another minute for someone else to step forward – it has to be us. And it has to be now.