30 May '11, 8pm

My response to Charlotte DuCann's piece on Transition and activism: best combined or stronger on their own?

Good post! It is sometimes hard to think beyond the methods of trying to bring about change that many of us have been involved with in the past, and it is good to be reminded frequently that there are sound reasons for Transition’s alternative approach. Change on the scale we need to see will have to come from a larger segment of the population than has ever been moved by confrontational activist acts. The confrontational approach may win some battles, but is not winning and most likely will not win the war. Perhaps we need to let go of the war model and the “us vs. them” approach. We’re all in this together. At the very least, we need something else to work alongside that approach. In the very early days of Transition Whatcom (at our first public meeting, actually), we were asked very directly by a member of a local deep green organization: “What is OK and what is not OK ...

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