I've lost the thread that this belongs to (sorry) but it refers to previous mentions here of governance and organisations such as GetUp, Avaaz and Moveon. Unfortunately they are only brief but they are in context and give clear signals of a growing recognition in the mainstream that times are changing. If not now, then when?

The short comments in this LNL interview with Ann
Pettifor (Executive Director of Advocacy International and Senior Associate of
the New Economics Foundation (NEF)) touch briefly on the Moveon.Org role
in changing US
politics (aka Barrak Obama) and the new wave of youth empowerment through new
disintermediating technology.

The Green New Deal (Wednesday 29 October 2008)

Next month in Washington, President George W. Bush will
gather together leaders of the G20 to discuss what's to be done about the
global financial meltdown. The questions being asked in many circles at the
moment is whether now is the time to take the opportunity of the financial
crisis to re-structure the market to tackle the 'triple crunch' of credit, peak
oil and climate change. Earlier this year the independent U.K.
think-tank, the New Economics Foundation published a report outlining what it
has termed a "green new deal". It calls for various actions,
including tougher regulation of the financial market and a sustained program of
investment in energy conservation and renewable energy. (see

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