Winter has its End will attend the Everything for Everyone Festival (E4E) to discuss their experience as revolutionary journalists in Greece. The Everything for Everyone Festival is a free festival of music, art, and politics taking place in Seattle, Washington on August 11th and 12th. Please join us and meet the people behind the blog. Click for details.
In 2011, the rule of the 1% began to be challenged in new ways. A wave of discontent with the old order began in Egypt and Tunisia in the Spring. This wave gained strength and momentum into the Fall with the Occupy movement. Now, in 2012, there is a desire coming from everywhere on the planet to continue that spirit of resistance and develop it in new and meaningful ways. This desire is not manifest in traditional forms of opposition to the current system, nor does it seek just to “fix” the old oppressive order to make it seem “fairer.”
We aspire to a new form of popular struggle, new ways of relating to each other as people and to our planet – our common home. This desire is not merely about balancing budgets or repairing social safety nets. It is about everything for everyone all over the planet. We invite all those who share this desire to come together in celebration of the world we seek and exchange ideas about how make that happen.
The Everything For Everyone Festival is meant to put a face on this new movement. The festival intends to facilitate debate and cross-fertilization of ideas, for those engaged in different aspects of a common struggle and those who have yet to participate. A movement for changing everything is much more than actions and protest as vital as those are. It is about new politics, culture, and forms of organization. It is a new way of living.
The Occupy movement has opened eyes and created new possibilities. This festival aims to include those who have participated and those who have yet to participate, but are attracted to fundamentally changing society. We will open the space for a new culture, perhaps a new philosophy, a new politics in its diversity and complexity, to all interact and gather strength.
Your Companions on the Road to Freedom,
The Everything for Everyone Coordinating Committee
Endorsers: Occupy Seattle, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Portland, Kali Akuno-Malcom X Grassroots Movement, Black Orchid Collective, Student Anarchist Study Group, Red Spark (Kasama Project), Rising Tide, Viewpoint Magazine, Advance the Struggle