After watching a documentary on the life of Gandhi last night I was blown away again by his ability to move a nation that suffered so much oppression from British Imperialism. MLK stated that Jesus gave him the message and Gandhi gave him the method; it was a method of non-violence. A quote from Gandhi, “Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of mankind.”

I believe that our natural assumption when addressing issues of injustice is that we should employ power and authority to achieve significant change. Not that those methods are ineffective, yet those methods are in the hands of a very few; and the masses are uninvolved (other than elections or other bureaucratic processes). How can “power” be returned to the “people”?

In today’s online society, we have the tools in hand to mobilize the masses and create movements to change social consciousness and bring political pressure. Media is a powerful medium.

We are currently working on leveraging these networks to launch something that I believe needs to be addressed, so stay tuned…

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