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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"

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

We need jobs? HELL NO!

Please folks, are we talking revolution or continuing the same old fucked up system?

We do NOT need jobs! We need MEANINGFUL work, work that builds self-esteem, that helps us identify what we are good at, and supports us in gaining those skills necessary to accomplish our goals. Work that is sustainable for the mother earth and contributes wholesomely to our society. Work that benefits all people.

And we need FREE food, housing, healthcare. FREE education. How DARE we not provide for every human being on this planet? Basic needs should NOT be a money maker. How did we ever agree to that, the paying to someone else for what we need to survive - because that person had more weapons, was more willing to exploit and hurt others to hog resources that we need?

How DARE we in this country live and consume so much more then we need, leaving 85% of the world's people bereft, starving, suffering, and scrambling to meet their basic needs, let alone the needs of the children dependent on them.

I read recently that if you have four things in life: 1) a roof over your head; 2) clean water; 3) food in your fridge; and 4) shoes - then you are living better then 85% of the people on this planet.

We best implement in this country our two paradigm changes NOW:

1) NO KILLING, or any physical violence to another human being

2) It is WRONG to have more then any other human being on this planet.




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