Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.After deciding last week that I no longer wanted to drink star bucks. I am going to extend this to other parts of my life too. I have already stopped shopping at supermarkets as much as possible, but sometimes for example on a Sunday night, I need too. I mostly buy second hand clothing, I don't drive, I recycle, I don't read newspapers or watch TV (apart from some programs on the online players). I'm trying to be a 90% vegetarian.
I feel these are all positive actions that I can do to overcome the negative consequences of monolithic culture. By monolithic I mean the gigantic, multi-national corporations abusing our worlds resource and humans for their own benefit (money, surprise, surprise.) However, I think that I need to take my cause and belief's that bit further to make a difference.
I haven't been to any activist events or rallies. I think I will make my first, this weekend. I am going to try and find a leaflet that I had when I went to a lecture at SOAS, which was a two day event in London about Capitalism.
I have also been looking at different sources for news and found some interesting websites, especially Democracy Now! Which independently reports on subjects such as the occupy. I really like the style of the reporting and alternative view to general news.
Another good website to look for alternative views on news is Russia Today:
Now, to try and keep up with all the news!!