How Grass-Roots activism Works


A portrait of Noam Chomsky that I took in Vanc...

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I’ve clipped the clip below out of, Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992), a documentary film that explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, a linguist, intellectual, and political activist. Created by two Canadian filmmakers, Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick, it expands on the ideas of Chomsky’s earlier book, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, which he co-wrote with Edward S. Herman.

It’s a great little quote about how social change is not brought about by charismatic leaders but by grass-roots activists – just like you and me!

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About I Am Not A Number

I Am Not A Number is written by Chris Jury. For 30 years Chris Jury was a TV actor, director and writer best known for playing Eric Catchpole in over 60 episodes of the BBC’s antique classic, Lovejoy, and for directing over 50 episodes of Eastenders. In 2008 he was appointed as the Senior Lecturer in Recorded Media in the School Of Music & Performing Arts at Bath Spa University. He currently presents, Agitpop, a pop & politics radio discussion programme on North Cotswold Community Radio http://www.agitpopradio.org.uk He is currently the Communications Officer for UCU at Bath Spa University and a UCU SW Regional Rep at SWTUC.
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2 Responses to How Grass-Roots activism Works

  1. I’m afraid l’ll have to settle for a grass-roots position because I’m charisma-free, unfortunately.

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