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A Worldwide Movement

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There is another super power here on earth; that is an unnamed movement; it is far different and bigger and more unique than anything we have ever seen. it flies under the radar of the media by and large; it is non-violent; it is grass-roots; it has no cluster bombs, no armies, and no helicopters; it has no central ideology; a male vertebrate is not in charge. This unnamed movement, (You can clap for that) The unnamed movement is the most diverse movement the world has ever seen. The very word "movement," I think, is too small to describe it. No one started this worldview. No one is in charge of it. There is no orthodoxy. It is global, classless, unquenchable, and tireless. This shared understanding is arising spontaneously from different economic sectors, cultures, regions, and cohorts. It is growing and spreading worldwide with no exceptions. It has many roots, but primarily the origins are indigenous culture, the environment, and social justice movements. Those three sectors and their sub-sectors are intertwining, morphing, enlarging. This is no longer simply about resources or infractions or injustice; this is fundamentally a civil rights movement, a human rights movement; this is a democracy movement; it is the coming world. What you're seeing here is the beginning of a list of the 130,000 minimum organizations in the world who work towards social and environmental justice, and that's the minimum. It may be 250,000 groups. It may be 500,000 groups. Read these names. They're unfamiliar to you, most of them, I am sure, right. They are. We do not know how big this movement is. It's marked by kinship and community and symbiosis; it is Pachamama; it's Mama, right? It's the Earth talking back, waken up, you know. What you see is your kin on that screen, you know. And to give you a sense of how big this movement is, if I had started this tape on Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. when this conference began and if we sat here all day Friday, all night Friday, all day Saturday, all night Saturday, all day Sunday, all night tonight, and all day Monday, we still would not have seen the names of all the groups in the world who we are. It's so new, we can't recognize it. We're familiar with armies and governments and war and churches and religions, but this is- there's no precedent for what we're doing. What you are creating is completely unknown. It is everywhere. There's no center; there's no one spokesperson. It's in every country and city on Earth; it is within every tribe, every race, every culture, and every ethnic group in the world. This is the first time on Earth that a powerful non-ideological movement has arisen. During the span of the Twentieth Century big ideologies were worshiped like religion. They've dominated our beliefs. (this is to speed it up so you don't have to stay here until Monday night). Ideologies that dominate are capitalism, socialism, communism, right? In the words of Ed Hunt, "Ideologies stalk the Earth clad in armor." They fought for the control of our minds and the lands, and it wasn't pretty. We were told that salvation would be found in the domination of a single system. This is where salvation will be found. We know that as biologists; we know that as community organizers; we know that as ecologists. It's found in diversity. This movement is humanity's immune response to resist and heal political disease, economic infection, and ecological corruption caused by ideologies."

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Duration: 4 minutes and 49 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
License: Public Domain
Genre: None
Producer: The Pachamama Alliance -
Director: Bioneers
Views: 1,276
Posted by: dotsublegacyvideos on Jun 20, 2007

In this inspiring clip, Paul Hawken describes the emergence of the worldwide movement for a better world, an unstoppable force for change larger than we ever imagined. A must-see video provided courtesy of Bioneers.

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