KEY COMPONENTS OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

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"For me, the most important lesson
[of the Freedom Movement] is that by respecting the fact that fellow activists could passionately disagree over strategy and tactics—yet remain allies—they strengthened SNCC and the Movement as a whole."
From Bruce Hartford's article in the current issue of Urban Habitat.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Stewart, Colbert and the Wisconsin recall election

I was very disappointed in the Daily Show's take on the defeat of the Recall Election in Wisconsin.  Colbert's response really crystallized why I like Colbert so much better than Stewart.

Stewart/Cynac argue that there is no difference between Democrats and Republicans -- they are both stupid.  This only supports the cynicism of the young people who are refusing to vote, making my job at SFSU even more difficult




Colbert, on the other hand, was able to demonstrate the importance of the issue at stake in a remarkably humorous way. 
           
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