Thank you for being with us for another year on this beautiful, magical planet. Yes, we’re teetering on the edge of the abyss but we’re still here, we still have some choices left, and it’s not over yet!
Our point of view is crucial. It’s time to stop spending so much energy imagining the end of the world, and rather imagine how we can be rid of fossil fuels, industrialism, capitalism and the instant-gratification-unsustainable tech we have all become accustomed to. To save ourselves, human society has to quickly change virtually all its technologies and activities all at the same time — it’s overwhelming.
There is no single way to respond to our predicament. While none of us can change everything all at once, everyone can change something and co-creating environments of change can snowball. Perhaps things we cannot change on our own we can change together, organisms in an ecosystem of change.
Dramatic transitions can be opportunities not just for survival but for excitement, creativity and inspiring connections with other Earth rebels. The struggles, joy and liberation we find in fighting the powers that be is part of the point. Even if we are not successful, fighting for this green Earth and for each other is the best way to spend the time we’ve got left.
This is the 26th time our collective hasamused itself by publishing the Slingshot Organizer. Its sale raises funds to print the quarterly, radical, independent Slingshot Newspaper. We distribute the newspaper for free everywhere in the US, often at the places listed in the Radical Contact List. Let us know if you can be a local newspaper distributor in your area. Also please send us content for the paper. Thanks to the volunteers who created this year’s organizer: Alex, Alina, Amy, Ana, Carolita, Charis, Daktie, Day, Devon, Diego, Dov, Fern, Francesca, Giz, Hannah, HB, Heri, Ingrid, Isabel, Isabella, Jeanne, Jenna, Jesse, Joanna, Jutta, Kale’akai, Kaleb, Karen, Katherine, Kerry, Laurel, Lew, Mark, Max, Melanie, Molly, Nadja, Nat, Natalie, Nich, Rachelle, Sabrina, Sasha, Saturn, Silvia, Staci, Talia, Taylor, Wyrm, & those we forgot.
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