mercoledì 1 luglio 2009

WiserEarth: the Movements' Movement


Our unlucky country detains an obsolete and antiquated political class both at national and local level. Despite the dramatic present complex and global changes, whose symptoms are a multiple and simoultaneous crisis (environment, energy, technology, food, society, finance and economy), there are no signs of any attempt to interpret and manage such issues: there are no proposals, no programmes, no ideas.

Green Economy, with its implications and opportunities, is a concept totally unknown among italian politicians (and it will be a great pleasure for me to be contradicted about it...)

In no political party there are those urgent indications to (re)define the minimal and fundamental roles to fight not only environmental pollution, but also the ethical, economical and social pollutions which usually are the preconditions for a general degradation of a society as a whole.

This climate of "TV fiction" in which Italy has collapsed, where any attempt for a renewal of a political class is degenerating into the start of a new TV-series and where the profits' and general consensus' maximization at any cost is the only goal to achieve, has created new and deeper political demarcations no longer based on ideaology but rather on the idividual absorption and adjustment capability: "adjusted" and" "maladjusted" people.

With the progressive politics' failure for the benefit of the TV-shows' sphere, maladjusted people are likely to be crumbled, isolated, disarmed, deprived of the possibility to have a voice, to create links and define strategies. Often Internet remains the sole place to have an exchange of experiences and good practices (before the adoption of limitations and filters also for Internet...).

For this reason, I suggest the following important website WiserEarth: it's a great network of networks where organizations, associations, groups and individuals may meet each other without demarcations of ideologies, parties, doctrines and political leaders.

Surely a place where to find people definitively more at the level of the tasks and goals of our present and future than many italian professional politicians.

5 commenti:

Zoysha ha detto...

Thanks so much for featuring WiserEarth!

http://www.wiserearth.org

WiserEarth is an international networking forum that maps, links and empowers the largest and fastest growing movement in the world – the hundreds of thousands of organizations that address social justice, poverty, and the environment.

The site features free Group collaboration spaces, event and job postings, and a wide range of networking opportunities.

With thanks for the important work you do.

Zoysha ha detto...

Thanks for featuring WiserEarth -

http://www.wiserearth.org

WiserEarth is an international
networking forum that maps, links and empowers the largest and fastest growing movement in the world – the hundreds of thousands of organizations that address social justice, poverty, and the environment.

The site also features free Group collaboration spaces, event listings, and job postings.

Hope to see you on WiseEarth.

With thanks for the important work you do.

Carmelo Cannarella ha detto...

Thank you Zoysha for your kind comments. I strongly believe that often the so-called "common powerless people" has so much political, action and decision power. It's only a problem to move the first step: the rest will follow naturally (in the wider meaning...). I think that maybe this is the best lesson to learn when approaching to Wiserearth: good practices, positive experiences, free people and, above all, hope.
All the best

Camilla ha detto...

Thank you for your well-written blog. I am helping to get WiserEarth translated from English into Italian so that the movement can continue to grow in Italy. If anyone is interested, please come and join our translation group. Camilla

http://www.wiserearth.org/group/WiserEarthItalian

Carmelo Cannarella ha detto...

Thank you Camilla. I hope to be able to provide some contributions for the italian translation. I will contact your translation group very soon.
Thank you for your activity!