Thanks Jay for setting this up, we can use this site for continuing discussions when we run out of meeting time, for any kind of conversation or article,book,etc.. any member thinks would be of interest, for posting pictures or for staying in touch when we are travelling, whatever. We just want to see the conversation remain civil and hopefully focused on the "project" to which we are all committed.
As a board member I just want to say thatI believe our re-organization of late ( no paid staff, no office rent, membership based funding, etc) will make us a more authentic organization. Authentic in the sense that we don't have to tailor our programs or even ideology to fit the moderate views of foundation donors, we can fight for the kind of change these large entities are uncomfortable with. This deep change is of course what the times call for, it is the historical mission of all who realize the gross inequity built into our social, political and economic systems.(this is Dave,by the way)
A ridiculous attempt to sum up Syria or PICK A SIDE ALREADY - I wouldn't lose any sleep if Assad ended up hanging from a street light. But that's not my decision, or yours, unless you are Syrian. Although these things...
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