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Europe’s Trial by Crisis

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"This crisis offers a tremendous opportunity for Europe. It has defined the agenda for years to come: banking union, fiscal union, and political union. What remains missing is an economic-growth strategy for the crisis countries; but, given mounting unrest in southern Europe, such a strategy is inevitable. Europeans have reason to be optimistic if they recognize the opportunity that their crisis has created – and act boldly and decisively to seize it."

 

This opinion piece by Joschka Fischer in Project Syndicate clearly demonstrates how much the former Green rebel has become part of the European elites. No word about the detrimental social impacts of the EU's neo-liberal ideology, no word about the sustainability crisis which caused global economic disruption in the first place.

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The Unsustainable Political Deficiencies of Environmentalism

The Unsustainable Political Deficiencies of Environmentalism | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
The environmental movement won the ideological battle with the growth of awareness on climate change.

 

"But the scientific legitimacy of environmentalists' claims and demands does not translate into political influence when it comes to decision-making time."

 

Good analysis in IPS News. Green NGOs will need to rethink their strategies in 2012. Time for new radicalism? And how to connect to the world-wide Occupy movement?

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