“We are at a crossroads as a country. We have a choice to make. Greater wealth for a few or opportunity for many. Tax breaks for the richest or a fair shot for the rest of us. A government that can be bought by the highest bidder, or a democracy that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people.” -The 99 Spring
The week of April 9-15 is going to be a very interesting and potentially historical week in America. The organization MoveOn.org is planning an unprecedented movement with the hefty goal of teaching 100,000 people, across America, the story (the truth) of what happened to our economy and how we can take immediate, direct, non-violent action to create a much needed change. These trainings won’t be like your usual boring seminars, they will be a mixture of storytelling, teach-ins on economics, community-building skills, goals, strategies and tactics to mount campaigns and techniques of non-violent direct action.
When I heard about The 99 Spring, I jumped on it and signed up to host a training. As a fan of Occupy Wall Street, this movement is kind of like “Occupy’s older brother” or Occupy’s grown-up, more institution-friendly replacement.
Check out the video below.