Anchor for this item posted by Bernard Tremblay at Tuesday, July 16, 2002; Tuesday, July 16, 2002

The International Simultaneous Policy Organisation ... I've seen an increasing number of group projects like this. People are looking for alternatives! The tree arguments underpining this specific project are fairly representative:
- that politics - regardless of the party in power - has effectively been paralysed into a market and corporate-friendly position from which it cannot escape, and in which existing problems can only worsen;

- that fundamental changes to the capitalist system are essential before there can be any hope of closing the ‘sustainability gap’ or of expecting any tangible results from international agreements such as those on reducing emissions or of any significant improvement in unemployment and social problems.

- that since capitalism can only be changed and controlled by politics - which has itself already been paralysed - we are heading for economic, environmental or social collapse without the means to alter that course.