5 Feb 2011
Ban Ki-Moon 'Capitalism is a global suicide pact''
Capitalism doesn't function we need an economic alternative based on commons, ecological sustainability and economic democracy....capitalism will kill us all but we can have prosperity with a different system. This is my mantra and always has been, pleasantly surprised to see Ban Ki-Moon proclaiming it too.
Got to get organised and fight, future already mortgaged to morons!
If you want some points on where we are with the ecosocialist revolution take a look at my Green Left book here.
“The current model of economic growth, based on consumerism and a disregard of environmental consequences, can no longer be sustained because the planet’s survival is at risk, several political leaders warned today in Davos.”
“‘The current model is global suicide. We need a revolution. Revolutionary thinking. Revolutionary action,’ warned Ban Ki-moon. ‘Natural resources are becoming more and more scarce,” he added, during a debate on how to redefine sustainable growth at the World Economic Forum.”
“‘Climate change is also showing us that the old model is more than obsolete,’ said the head of the UN.
“The UN secretary general added that in addition to basic survival resources such as food and water, ‘one resource is the scarcest of all: Time, We are running out of time. Time to tackle climate change.’