Thinking About Movement Strategy and A Few Tactics To Get Us Started

Ray Katz
5 min readJun 13, 2024

How do we change and save the world? Start small, but make every effort part of a bigger strategy.

Photo by Arjan de Jong on Unsplash

One of the most famous and successful movement tactics in history consisted of a bunch of unarmed citizens marching to the sea and boiling water to make salt. It doesn’t seem like much and it wouldn’t have been — except it was designed to fit into a bigger strategy. In the end, the people of India ousted the occupying force of the mighty British Empire — without firing a shot.

Today, we are faced with a planet-wide crisis. Leaders and systems everywhere have failed to prevent climate collapse — indeed they are actively protecting and promoting it! And people live under exploitive systems, used like chattel by either plutocrats or despots, depending on where they live. Neither the destruction of Earth’s biosphere, nor the abuse of human beings and the cruel waste of lives can be allowed to continue.

These actions of destruction are both evil and stupid. Neither is necessary and the benefits — even to the exploiters — is illusory. There is no “victory” for anyone when the outcome is a destroyed biosphere and an inhospitable planet upon which it’s a struggle for anyone to survive. In a very real sense, our foolish oppressors should be rooting for us. Because WE are their children’s…

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Ray Katz

Internet pioneer. But I’m most interested in stabilizing the Earth’s climate and promoting our common humanity. WeAreSaners.org