I’ve never really followed any one political ideology, I have always been in favour of systemic change away from the current corrupted broken system, I’ve always viewed politicians through a lens of suspicion and mistrust, however once the coalition enacted policies that in my view were attacks on sick & disabled people and only a few politicians spoke out against them, my attitude became ever more hardened against them, then Jeremy Corbyn ran to be leader and I found myself for the first time actually feeling this person cared about those he would represent, my opinion hasn’t changed since that time, in fact I find I trust the man even more now. I’m aware this is not just about one person but any movement begins with one person inspiring others to speak out and make a stand.
…and register to vote
It’s something of a myth that anarchists don’t vote. Most reject hierarchy, authority, and promote participatory democracy. Democracy is not something that happens once every five years. It’s not something we have, it is something we must do.
In 2005, civil rights activist and historian Howard Zinn was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at a college that he had been sacked from 40 years earlier. Zinn was a tenured professor, he was dismissed in June 1963 because of his civil rights activities, in particular, he supported students in the struggle against segregation.
He delivered the commencement address titled Against Discouragement in which he said “the lesson of that [civil rights movement] history is that you must not despair, that if you are right, and you persist, things will change. The government may try to deceive the people, and the newspapers and television…
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