I recently read Markos Moulitsas Zuniga’s (of DailyKos) Taking On the System, and was thoroughly impressed. It is partly a history of the Netroots- the progressive online movement that powered Dean, winning back the Senate and House in 2006 and now Barack Obama. But it is mainly a guide to online (and offline) activism in the Internet age. Ultimately it demonstrates that activists can use the modern web tools of citizen journalism to bypass the traditional gatekeepers- in political parties, in the media and everywhere else.
More than anything else, though, it inspires me to action. Haven’t I been blogging more often recently?