The following essay by Jane Anne Morris was originally written for the Earth First! Journal (http://www.earthfirstjournal.org/efj/) which is why, she says, it emphasizes environmental activism. However, it applies equally well to almost any other work for social change. While we fight the “little” battles, of which there are many, the war is lost to the corporate big picture strategy of colonizing us.
“HELP! I’VE BEEN COLONIZED AND CAN’T GET UP….”
Take a Lawyer and an Expert To a Hearing and Call Me In a Decade
by Jane Anne Morris*
A third of your friends are locked down in an old growth grove or at a corporate headquarters, with law enforcement officers rubbing pepper spray in their eyes. Another third are preparing testimony so you can be persuasive at a generic regulatory agency hearing while you’re begging them to enforce a tiny portion of our laws. Continue reading