We “dissidents” can be sadly ignorant of ‘our’ history. It’s not often in the history books (unless you read Howard Zinn), so we need to look a little harder, think a little further. Fortunately, there are people like On This Deity doing this important work of reclamation. Their latest post is about Susan B Antony, who had this to say about rocking the boat-
“Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation or social standards never can bring about reform. Those who are really in earnest are willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathies with despised ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.”
Stan “Feral Scholar” Goff reprints a 30th anniversary of Three Mile Island essay. Can’t think what events he might be alluding to…
People Died at Three Mile Island
By HARVEY WASSERMAN
People died–and are still dying–at Three Mile Island.
As the thirtieth anniversary of America’s most infamous industrial accident approaches, we mourn the deaths that accompanied the biggest string of lies ever told in US industrial history.
As news of the accident poured into the global media, the public was assured there were no radiation releases.
That quickly proved to be false….
Leavergirl has a brilliant piece on “quorum decisions” and what we might learn from ants and stuff. I’m cautious (see my comment on her post), but it is real must-read stuff.
Finally, Rhizome have a piece that all facilitators should read – an honest appraisal of some work they did, what went well, what didn’t etc.