The years ahead are sure to show an escalation in
the war against the Earth and its inhabitants by
the purveyors of global capitalism.
As satellites orbit the earth and spy upon its
inhabitants, multinational corporate interests,
with the collusion of national and world
continue to consolidate power and privatize
anything and everything within sight.
Everything from the latest communication technologies,
to our water and the very genetic building blocks of
life are being "legally" stolen from us.
The good news is that after what is popularly
referred to as the Battle of Seattle (the
Nov 30th-Dec 3rd demonstrations that stopped the
Seattle World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations
and sent them into a humilating retreat to Qatar)
there has been a major resurgence in activism.
The new empahasis is on creating a de-centralized
network of collectives to change the very basis
of society-the way people live-this means build
cooperative housing so that resouces can be
shared and people learn the social skills
necessary to live in a more communal world.
Another major aspect is to create workplace and
community assemblies to bring power back to the
These new organizations make decisions on a
consensus basis and have no one leader so as to
bring to the table a diversity of perspectives
and to prevent a few individuals from usurping
power from the larger body.
The time has come for Omaha to build a community
of its own and participate in the larger
movement nationally and globally.
Bring ideas, proposals and examples of projects
that have worked for other communities-for
example what has worked for other
groups/communities in setting up and maintaining
cooperative/communal housing-please forward this
to anyone and everyone interested-see you
2004-07-16 Fri 19:23ct