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<nettime> scattered thoughts on Obama's green empire and black new deal
Alex Foti on Fri, 7 Nov 2008 22:47:16 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> scattered thoughts on Obama's green empire and black new deal


Obama's victory brings a wave of optimism and after all these years of
darkness and obscurantism it is refreshing. His administration should
also chart a fairly liberal, ecokeynesian course in socioeconomic
policy. The gross inequalities created by three decades of free-market
theology are likely to be reversed.

It also exposes the white xenophobic monetarst gerontocracy that still
holds on to power in much of europe (definitely in spaghettiland).
Strange as it may seem, Europe now finds itself to the right of
America. The other time it happened it was in the 30s and 40s with
FDR, whose New Deal clearly represents a political template for BHO.

But most importantly, his election was made possible by the
mobilization of young, women, blacks, latinos. This is the political
constituency that opens up venues for social change in Europe, too.
Let's explore those from a radical perspective.

pour l'europe sans frontières du métissage social, for an intelligent
opposition to green capitalism,

lx


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