A Compassionate Revolution launched in Stroud: George Barda’s closing remarks

Posted on 27. Jun, 2015 by in Environment & Nature, Featured, Music, Politics & Campaigns

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Stroud today launched the Compassionate Revolution; it is an online platform where people can pledge to undertake acts of ‘art, heart and civil disobedience’. In this 2 minute film we see George Barda’s closing remarks and some of the music by Michael Dinesh. This is just a taster please also see this film with highlights of the launch: http://stroudcommunity.tv/compassionate-revolution-launch-event-highlights/

For more about The Compassionate Revolution go to: https://compassionate-revolution.net/
And their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/910039479046757/

See also acoustic version of Compassionate Revolution (Irresistible) by Michael Dinesh at: https://soundcloud.com/michael-dinesh/compassionate-revolution-irresistible-6

The Stroud News and Journal reported the launch and quote Dr Gail Bradbrook, one of the founders of the Compassionate Revolution, saying: “66 people now own more wealth that the poorest half of the world. The rich and powerful have far too big a say in what happens and information is often kept out of reach from ordinary people. Our democracy has been captured by vested interests.By coming together online and pledging to undertake specific actions, such as refusing to pay small amounts of tax, ordinary people are given a tool whereby they can assert collective power.”

Fellow organiser, climate change and Occupy democracy activist George Barda, said: “Social change has always involved periods of confrontation, when people are willing to undertake acts of civil disobedience. “Most of the things we take for granted these days, from weekends, to the welfare state, the right to roam and voting, have been hard won by ordinary people fighting for justice.”

Organiser and musician Michael Dinesh said at the event that issues such as inequality, austerity, climate change, the power of big multi-nationals, billionaire owned media and tax avoidance are some of the concerns of the Compassionate Revolution. As noted in this film he said: “This is as much about inner change as outer. Without addressing how we relate to ourselves and to one another on an individual level we cannot expect real change to happen in wider society. It will be just more of the same otherwise.”

See also Gail talking at Occupy Rupert Murdoch event: http://stroudcommunity.tv/gail-compassionate-rev/

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