“For anyone to truly shake things up, they would need to alter the logic of the system itself. They would need to change its pattern.” The One Party Planet The good news is that patterns are changing. It is people like you and me who are changing them.
Inequality is not just real, it is a rampant and at the root of what is wrong with our world today. Figures of inequality presented by organisations like Oxfam and Credit Suisse give us sufficient proof that we have a problem as big than the wealth gap.
There is a real push going on right now to move the debate about climate change into a “solutions” space. Be it Naomi Kleins’ Beautiful solutions initiative, the debate triggered by the Rockefeller Foundation’s decision to divest from fossil fuels, or that lots of people are talking solutions.
These days, it’s fashionable to use the term ‘ideology’ as a pejorative; to be ideological is to be unreasonable, rigid, caught in thrall to a belief system and untethered from rationality. Political opponents are ideological, we’re not. But that’s a sloppy use of language; ideology, within normal parameters, has no...
The second hope (in creating an opposition to the neo-liberal party) is a popular global uprising. It has to be global to match the scale of the force and the structures it must challenge. Beyond that, it’s difficult to know what it might look like because practically the only thing...
So just who is in charge of this planet? Is it a small group of people with one plan? A large group of people with lots of competing plans? Does it even make sense to think of ‘control’ in these terms at all?
On October 10, 12 countries across the world stepped out to give a message to Bank that the World wanted to it to trash its rankings. The message reached over a million people on social media and was covered by news media online as well.
Almost every day there is a news story that tells us that economic inequality has reached an all time high. The wealth gap is becoming a chasm. How did we get here? What is it that has made our world so unequal?