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#union #iww #ows #occupy #p2 #tlot #tcot Occupy The Polls originally shared this post: Getting the story out — Terry Messman and the power of activist journalism -- http://wagingnonviolence.org/2013/01/getting-the-story-out-terry-messman-and-the-power-of-activist-journalism/ Stories are central to our existential job description: making sense of both the world and ourselves. From creation myths to scientific explanations, from political ideologies to the quirky narratives that knead our own amorphous lives into some kind of distinctive shape, stories are essential — not only because they nudge the disconnected bits of reality we face moment to moment into a plausible and graspable form, but because they go to the heart of our identity and purpose. ... The monumental change we need will hinge on a new way of looking at the world, and this in turn will be spurred on by powerful stories that bring that new worldview alive. ... One of our most powerful alternative storytellers is Terry Messman. Messman is the editor of Street Spirit, a monthly newspaper published by the American Friends Service Committee that is sold by 100 homeless vendors on the streets of Oakland, Calif. #StreetSpirit -- http://www.thestreetspirit.org/ #Occupy #Oakland Collapse this post