WeAreMany.org: A new source for ideas to change the world
The Center for Economic Research and Social change is thrilled to announce our newest project: wearemany.org, a website to compile mp3 and video presentations by some of the leading fighters in struggles for justice around the globe.
Wearemany.org draws its name from Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “The Mask of Anarchy,” a powerful call to action for the oppressed and exploited of the world to organize together against tyranny and injustice. It reads in part,
Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number -
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you -
Ye are many - they are few.
There are so many voices and so many struggles scattered across the planet (and the internet). We are attempting to gather these voices "in unvanquishable number" into a site that can offer a platform and, we hope, inspiration for action.
While certainly not exhaustive, the site’s collection covers a broad range of topics and events including Noam Chomsky on the history of U.S. rule in Latin America; Heather Rogers speaking from her latest book, Green Gone Wrong; and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on racism in U.S. housing from the era of red-lining to the sup-prime crisis. The site also features brand new talks from the Socialism 2010 conference, from Alex Billet on The Music of Liberation and the Liberation of Music, to the inspiring panel event, End the Siege of Gaza, with Kevin Ovenden, Tariq Ali, Gilbert Achcar and Ahmed Shawki.
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