Thought for the new millenium

Finally, here is a thought to ponder as we enter the new millennium:

“..The need for an alternative vision of human progress and development based on social justice, ecological sanity, equality and human rights is no less essential at the end of the century than it was at the beginning. People in the protest movements of today are advancing much-needed ideas that will be considered orthodox a further hundred years on. Green activists’ challenge to the Great God Growth - still so heretical for politicians the world over - is the clearest current example but it is not the only one. Our resistance and our idealism has made a difference to the twentieth century - and it must make an even greater difference to the twenty-first.”

(Chris Brazier, New Internationalist Jan/Feb, 1999.)

EMRAA News Dec 2000, Vol 5 No 4