Spurred by real urgency over the corporate driven ruin of the environment, a growing social movement is taking shape that will be on display this Sunday, February 17, when tens of thousands descend on the streets of Washington, D.C. in a show of power titled “Forward On Climate.”
In a political era of corporate dominance it was inevitable that doublespeak would become the official language of Washington, DC. Now “cuts” to social programs are referred to as “savings,” while the destruction of these programs is “reform.” This is the essence of President Obama’s doublespeakish “Race to the Top” public education “reform,” as well as his yet-to-be-announced deficit plan based on Medicare “savings.”
Dissent, shut down under neoliberalism, while unwanted is needed to take New Zealand from a 'stupid culture' to a 'thinking culture' to enable economic and social development particularly needed because of the massive earthquakes which struck Christchurch, NZ's second largest city. I consider the global ethical human rights plan, which any State can adopt, is a far superior over-arching plan than neoliberalism.