Activists in Los Cabos and Rio Agree - Change Will Only Come From Civil Disobedience

“We do not recognize the people who govern for us,” said one Zapatista activist who spoke with a mask on, in the Zapatista tradition, at the Peoples Summit, Cumbre de los Pueblos,  in La Paz. “Solutions come from the streets. They come from what we do in our homes. That’s where solutions come from… We are the 99 percent and we will not obey.”

In Rio Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International's executive director, was furious and said,  "There were so many fudges in the draft agreement that Greenpeace was moving to a 'War Footing' as it now had no other option but to change its strategy and start planning waves of civil disobedience."

The 'People's Movement' is finally realizing that marches and meetings, no matter how well meaning and heartfelt, have become meaningless in the face of the corrupt global power structure. The ballot box too offers no solution when the corporate owned mass media's message of fear blares the same song from every outlet. People fear the loss of whatever they have, as long as 50%+1 people still believe they have something to lose they can and will be easily controlled by their fears.

In addition to the meaningless of protest and the complacency of a materialistically fearful population, many more are subject to the leverage of fear beyond the grave doled out daily by religious institutions. In short, we're screwed. There seems to be only two choices. One a worldwide civil war, WWIII really, this time not a war between nations but a war in every nation between rich and poor. The other, sit back, have another beer, smoke another joint and wait for the environmental Apocalypse, the great leveling. Personally i'd rather go out with a bang than a whimper, looks like lottsa others would too, see ya at the barricades.