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• His work with Artists for Peace and Justice
• UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Naomi Klein known to some of her critics as an ideological leftist, proves to me from her observations and ideas, that she believes in a new world. A new world of informing yourself, outrage in what we are letting our politicians get away with, and a dream of humanitarian & environmental participation.
A world that is compromised of wealth distribution, by an economical and political system driven by the people who contribute to it. Can you imagine such a world? To be in charge of your own democratic rights, freedoms and faiths? To be represented by leaders chosen by the people, demanding they keep the promises made? To keep their resources and environment in such a healthy state, so as to enable that society in benefiting other less fortunate countries in establishing and generating prosperity within their own borders?
Such radical ideas, I know.....but in staying informed on the "behind the scenes" political methods we see being used today, maybe.....just maybe, we can learn from past mistakes and atrocities, and contribute to a better future. Discussion, CAN lead to action -and what more powerful way is there, than to let your imagination soar? As George Stroumboulopoulos states in one of his quotes: "Panic and Understanding". Scare tactics only last so long, before one starts to question the basis behind the terror.
I, for one, believe that Naomi Kline is on the right track. So do yourself a favor, play the short film and read some of these links; it may educate & open your eyes to see without the blinders placed on your temples. Paranoia? Conspiracy Theories? Extremist idea's? I certainly don't think so.
"Baghdad year zero:
Pillaging Iraq in pursuit of a neocon utopia"
By Naomi Klein
Published in Harper's Magazine September 2004.
Naomi Klein: From Think Tanks to Battle Tanks, "The Quest to Impose a Single World Market Has Casualties Now in the Millions"
A transcript from an interview with Amy Goodman with Democracy Now!
Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
The Shock Doctrine Short Film