5 March 2005
Scientific revolutions increasingly characterize the landscape of the post-Newtonian world of the 21st century. Concepts of space, time, causality, evolution and other foundational categories of the modern materialistic world are collapsing, undermined by the findings of a new and more spiritual science that is emerging in dozens of fields. These new scientific discoveries necessitate a re-orientation on how we envision changing our societies, on how we reshape a new world.
This week the Philippines celebrates EDSA 1, globally known as People Power, the spontaneous peaceful revolution in 1986 that toppled the Marcos dictatorship and restored some semblance of democracy in the country. EDSA 1 is also the precursor to 2001 People Power 2 that removed a corrupt Philippine President from office.
Both, however, missed the opportunity to launch a genuine peaceful societal revolution that could have radically transformed the festering economic, oppressive political, and regressive cultural conditions that characterizes significant aspects of Philippine society today. The gains of People Power ultimately dissipated and traditional politicians continued to steer the country towards further decline.
12 February 2005
Corporations have felt the sting of the Battle of Seattle that occurred in the United States of America in 1999. Thousands of activists, demanding social and ecological accountability of corporations, shut down the global meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1999. And this was not an extraordinarily singular feat. In 2003, global civil society, in tactical alliance with 20 countries, neutralized the WTO meeting in Cancun, Mexico, over similar concerns. Yet it seems that some Philippine corporations are not aware of the potential damage they are doing to themselves when they engage in socially irresponsible advertising.
05 February 2005 | TruthForce!
Recently tens of thousands of activists from around the world gathered at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre in Brazil. Meanwhile, the global elite gathered in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum. Albeit from different and mostly contrasting perspectives, both gathered to address the problems facing the future of the planet. Both however failed to address the technological tsunami facing humanity, the tsunami of technological singularity.
29 January 2005
Many are asking. After all the preparation and the expectations, how did the Karangalan Event turn out? Let us listen to a distillation of what dozens of participants had to say personally or thru SMS messages that flooded the organizers starting from the very first day of the event.
"The event is just the beginning! But today is already goose-bumps day. . . . . This conference is blowing me away! . . . . I am energized!