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Grace Lee Boggs’ Message to the Occupiers

A lifelong activist shares her thoughts on revolution.

 

Grace Lee Boggs' Message to Occupy Wall Street Part 2 from American Revolutionary on Vimeo.

grace boggs stillGrace Boggs—selected by Pete Seeger and Vincent Harding to be part of the YES! Breakthrough 15—is a 96-year-old activist and philosopher who has long dedicated herself to social change. In this video, she gives her advice to the Occupy movement.

"Transformation and change are the essence of Boggs' life," wrote Larry Gabriel in his YES! Magazine profile. "Part of this focus is the difference between rebellion and revolution. Rebellion involves physically seizing power over politics and economic vehicles, but revolution involves changing how you think and act based on those changes."


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