The Big Stories
While #DeepAbidingLove is one of the many voices challenging the dominant story when it comes to Ferguson, MO, it is a great example of getting creative and having the mandate to participate and the flexibility to be creative.
Last Friday St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar went on live public radio to fire the latest volley in the battle of truth vs. meaning, which started with the first protests in Ferguson when people took to the streets calling for #JusticeforMikeBrown.
“Show me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!” The fact that this particular chant has showed up in these particular spaces in this particular moment in time is no surprise or accident. People on the frontlines of the current harmful and violent economic system are fighting for and embodying democracy both in practice and in ideology. The emergence of strategies that center and merge the experiences of people on different front lines will only make our movement for democracy and liberation stronger.