We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The grand alliance for the commons: the task of 21 cy. politics

Click here to access article by Michel Bauwens from P2P Foundation. 

The commons which is the heritage of humanity has been largely privatized by agents of the comparatively recent system of capitalism and are threatening humanity by attacking the ecological health of the planet in order to satisfy their addiction to profits and power. Activists all over the world in a grand alliance must save humanity from the drug addicted 1%  by...
...reversing pseudo-abundance and artificial scarcity in the context of social justice, by looking at existing and emerging social movements.

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