Friday, December 12, 2014
The New Social Movement?
The post-Garner/Staten Island protests continue, not just in the US but around the world. People who are/will be potentially affected by today's police brutality, as well as the supporters of those oppressed by police brutality, are coming forward to protest. I like this action, and I hope it continues for as long as it takes to create action and new policy. But in order to be an effective social movement, it must have a clear set of goals and objectives. The strategies used must be for those goals and objectives. Each win must lead to new movements towards reaching the ultimate goal. We cannot stop here--we must alter existing power relationships in this society.