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Democratization

Published: March 5, 2009, Author: JayTaber

A Pragmatic Resolution

This article on climate change and the media supports two key misconceptions that perpetuate political illiteracy. The first is that issues (i.e. economy, health, environment) can be separated; the second is that the media is an independent entity.

In reality, our environment, health and economy are all connected. Media, too, for that matter.

But political literacy cannot be achieved on any scale without the democratization of media, and so-called issues cannot be solved without the democratization of capital. The privatization of public wealth that enabled the control of politics can, however, be reversed; the fact that the concentration of private equity that undermines all noble human endeavors was accomplished by theft, makes this public task a moral as well as a pragmatic resolution.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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