sábado, 5 de junio de 2010
Nature has priority.1 It's here first and sustains everything.
The guiding principle is ahimsa. Non-violence translated into (deep)ecology, i.e, the interdependence of human and non-human life. Why "social" and not a "political" manifesto? Social goals are always political. Only they start in a better place. The political sphere is essentially top-down, government-to-governed, which depends on peoples' negotiations and conflicting interests.2 We don't need to wait for top/down policies to change the status quo. As real actors, close to the local/regional nodes of action, we can acquire the know-how and build connections and mobilize public opinion to challenge institutional anomie and social alienation.
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