If you want to protect people’s rights and our environment, to promote peace and sustainability there is much you can do, much we all can do but nothing can equal large groups in their reach and power.
Many things can be done on our own and with existing groups, even starting our own, BUT if one thinks about it, to make the most gains from our efforts will come from large and growing existing groups already started.
Here are 4 I feel can have some of the widest positive effect.
1) The Poor People’s Campaign which is built upon the efforts of Martin Luther King.
and here are two others that are part of their efforts so I list them as a group of one https://kairoscenter.org/ and https://www.breachrepairers.org/
2) The Movement for a People’s Party is building a coalition of working people, unions, and progressive groups for a nationally viable people’s party. They also support other groups such as the one above.
3) #FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15 years old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every schoolday for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. She posted what she was doing on Instagram and Twitter and it soon went viral.
4) Extinction Rebellion which says:
International Non-Violent Rebellion Against the World’s Governments for Criminal Inaction on the Ecological Crisis
>> Governments tell the truth about the ecological Crisis
>> zero emissions & drawdown by 2025
>> Participatory Democracy
… Please visit those sites above. We need people aware and we need to remind them they are not voiceless, not powerless and large and growing groups can do that.
I specifically chose those non corporate people powered groups because of what they stand for, what their principles and goals are, and the fact that between the amount that do and will support them, we have a massive percentage of the people and therefor the ability to actually see change is within our reach IF you and as many people join in one or all of them, support them in whatever ways you can, be involved, share them with others and encourage others be involved.
Remember, I am not saying only these should be on your list of what you are part of but with the problems we are facing it makes the most sense to join with existing groups as least part of the time. There’s no reason to feel we need to start things all from scratch when there’s already a lot being done in most areas. Start your own group or speak on your own if you like but please add in groups such as the list above because with enough support they can succeed.
Stay positive, don’t give up, don’t silence yourself and don’t let this world make you grow cold.
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