beyond north plainfield

February 9, 2012

Next NPCCR Meeting – February 2, 2012

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The next meeting of the North Plainfield Citizens for Community Rights (NPCCR)  will  be Thursday February 2, 7:00 P.M. at the North Plainfield Community Center 614 Greenbrook Road at Clinton Avenue.

Our meeting topic is “How the North Plainfield Volunteer Rescue Squad Serves You”.
We will have some of the squads officers available to answer any questions you might have.
Everyone is welcome at our meetings. For additional information go to npccr.org or call 908-757-6353

October 2, 2008

The Power to Be In Charge

Filed under: Uncategorized — KW @ 12:02 pm

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From Virginia Rasmussen’s 2002 speech.

We’re fed up with behaving like subordinates content to influence the decisions of corporate boards and the corporate class. Having influence is valuable, but influencing is not deciding. We’re weary of waging long, hard battles simply for the “right to know.” Knowing is critical, but knowing is not deciding. We’re tired of exercising our right to dissent as the be-all and end-all. Dissent is vital, but dissenting is not deciding. Influencing, knowing, dissenting, participating — all are important to a democratic life, but not one of them carries with it the authority to decide, the power to be in charge.

Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals (1971) (“The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.”)

“Some of the most successful activists have treated social struggles as learning experiences.”

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