Something fundamental has changed. Call it a shift in the global consciousness, or a return to values-based action, or even just small-“d” democracy - whatever it is, it’s working.
Over the past six months, people like you have shifted the conversation in the US away from the strangling austerity preferred by the right-wing consensus of politicians and the corporatocracy. People like you, organizing and asserting your power as citizens, scared the global elite out of Chicago, forcing them to hide their annual meeting in a militarized bunker. People like you, speaking out against misogyny and hate, have disrupted the right-wing echo chamber, forcing its incredibly profitable radio empire into retreat.
With these victories comes a powerful pushback: the surveillance and repression campaign that is in full effect across the United States. A militarized police force is on the prowl for even a whiff of urban camping (unless it’s a line to buy an iPad). The for-profit media continues to blast pro-war propaganda with a generous side dish of consumerism, 24 hours a day.
But people like you have proven that together, we can actually change the rules and disrupt the status quo.
Today, you are winning. This coming spring and summer will be decisive - the vision for a better world, based on solidarity and love, can only be made manifest by our continued concerted efforts.
In a strange way, the cyber attacks targeting Truthout can give us hope. If whoever is attempting to silence us is motivated by politics, it means we’re doing our job - to stir up dissent and empower the masses with good information and analysis.
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