A Letter To Other Occupiers

Lynd, Staughton

Publisher:  Countercurrents
Date Written:  28/02/2012
Year Published:  2012  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14163

We need to act within a wide strategic context, and engage in more than tactical exercises. We need to invite local people to join our ranks and institutions. We cannot hope to win the trust of others, especially others different from ourselves in class background, cultural preferences, race, or gender, unless we stay long enough to win that trust one day at a time. We must be prepared to spend years in communities where there may not be many fellow radicals. In thinking about our own lives, and how we can contribute over what Nicaraguans call a “long trajectory,” we need to acquire skills that poor and oppressed persons perceive to be needed.

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