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QuestionIf any these questions are answered, how do we get the world to listen? Benjamin McQuillan
Anthony Arnove: This is everyone’s favorite question today because it’s the last question. How do we get the world to listen? Well, I think the world is listening. The real question is, I think, how do we get people who are listening to feel that they have a possibility of making a difference? For me really I think that is the question that so many people are confronting today, that they care, that they are concerned, they are listening, but they feel isolated, they feel like people in positions of power don’t listen, that people in positions of power don’t care, that we are unable to make a change, we are unable to make a difference. And I think really the only way to begin to challenge that idea is to show in history how change has happened and to create examples today of change, to create examples today – positive examples of people making a difference, ending injustices, fighting oppression, making a difference, and to make those examples a source of inspiration to others who then will have a sense of the possibility that they too can participate in the process of change, that they too can bring about a social transformation, which we so badly need today.