[thechat] What can WE do?

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Thu Sep 20 10:00:16 CDT 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Protests communicated ideas
People acted on ideas
Problems were solved by action

All of those who achieved the changes below acknowledge
the role that protest played.


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Subject:  RE: [thechat] What can WE do?

Martin, love ya to death, but you're seriously warped if you think
that protest movements SOLVED anything.  Did they contribute to a
change in the thinking of the local/country/world populace?  Yep.
And not always to the positive.

It's clearly "been used effectively as a method of communicating
ideas", but that by itself does not SOLVE anything.  As the title
of this thread says, I'm looking for what I/We can do about what
happened last week.

RE: your points listed below...
Protests didn't SOLVE any of those issues.


> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:thechat-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of
> martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
> Subject: RE: [thechat] What can WE do?
> Hugh
> You're probably not aware of the change in society made by protest
> movements using
> traditional-based music. It's been used effectively as a method of
> communicating ideas
> of social change for the last 400 years (that I'm aware of), not least
> contributing to:
> *) Ending the Vietnam war
> *) The civil rights movement
> *) Highlighting the effective indentured slavery of farm workers
> the Oklahoma dust bowl
> *) Womens' sufferage
> *) Ending apartheid

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