Posts Tagged ‘al’

Occupy Democracy

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Former VP Al Gore and online entrepreneur Sean Parker spoke this week at the SXSW conference in a riveting tete-a-tete which left the audience clamoring for more.

“Our democracy has been hacked!” says Gore, comparing the special interests in the political spectrum to malicious users in the cyber-realm.

It is time, Gore believes, to form a “Wiki-democracy” of “digital flash mobs calling out the truth” and “a government square that holds people accountable.” And the best way to do that is to leverage the online realm and social media in ways that will “change the democratic conversation.” (more…)

Palestine Papers: One Step Closer to a Better World

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

We took another big step towards a more just world this week: 1,600 internal documents from a decade of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations – the Palestine Papers – were leaked to news giant Al Jazeera.


For one, increasing global awareness of what is really going on in the Middle East will help ease the plight of the Palestinian people. As these leaks confirm, the decades long conflict has been a one-sided fight with Israel continually disrupting the peace process so they can keep using violence while usurping Palestinian land.

As well, reinforcing Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange’s belief that courage is contagious, Al Jazeera has opened their own channel for whistle-blowers via The Transparency Network. For far too long, the hypocrisy and underhandedness from members of the worlds’ governments has mostly been unaccounted for, up until now.

Best of all, these leaked documents point to a broader theme – that of a social revolution taking place all around the world. We’re becoming self-aware as a species, giving us a lens wide enough to see major injustices as they happen.

The days where the world’s people are ruled by despotic dictators and oppressive oligarchies will soon be coming to an end. We’re taking the power back!

The repercussions from a world full of empowered people will be amazing:

  • We’ll manifest a powerful, pluralist global cooperative that works together to better the entire planet.
  • The influence of an empowered human race will surpass that of the world’s ultra-rich and the mega-corporations, ensuring the fruits of humankind’s labor get distributed more equally.
  • United,  we’ll be able to dismantle the war machine and forever end institutionalized armed conflict – world peace, baby, world peace.

What a glorious time to be alive!