Saturday, July 14, 2007

POLITICS AS THE POSSIBILITY OF THE ARTFUL

Gordon Brown, artfully manoeuvred into Downing Street, will have little room to operate in for his global social justice agenda. But what tiny space there is will be created by the power of imagination and the pressure for change coming from below. Look at the example of Northern Ireland. And global warming, for that matter. There's miles to go, but we wouldn't be anywhere without the influence of civil society and the mobilisation of cyber-influence.

1 comment:

Doug Hynd said...

There is some evidence in Australia that the Make Poverty History Campaign is creating space for movement on the Millenium development goals.

The leader of the Opposition Kevin Rud has recently committed the ALP to increase Overseas Development Aid from 0.35% of GNI by 2010 to 0.5% of GNI by 2015.

Not flash but mving in the right direction