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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Quotes of the day

Ten ways to challenge capitalism that wouldn't frighten your grandmother
1. Arrange to buy your vegetables through the nearest organic box scheme.
2. Switch all your bank accounts to the N********* or another mutual building society.
3. Shop at the Cooperative - better still join your local coop.
4. If you work in the private sector, cut your hours of work at least by half.
5. Cook more at home for yourself and your friends.
6. Don't vote unless the party you vote for has stated anti-capitalist economic policies.
7. Whenever you are talking to someone involved in business, ask them if their business is a cooperative and have something to back yourself up if they ask why you asked this question.
8. Get an allotment.
9. Cut down on your coffee intake and make sure that what you do buy has been fairly traded.
10. Before you buy anything ask yourself how much you know about who made it and how, and move towards products where you have more information and closer ties.

- Molly Scott Cato, Market Schmarket - Building The Post Capitalist Economy.

Ask the powerful five questions -
1. What power have you got?
2. Where did you get it from?
3. In whose interests do you exercise it?
4. To whom are you accountable?
5. How can we get rid of you?

Only democracy gives us that right.
That is why no-one with power likes democracy - and that is why every generation must struggle to win it and keep it - including you and me, here and now.

Tony Benn,
2005

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3 Comments:

At 11:53 pm, Blogger Louisefeminista said...

"If you work in the private sector, cut your hours of work at least by half".

Yeah, agree..

Oh and I wouldn't mind an allotment either.

 
At 8:44 pm, Blogger Derek Wall said...

I think we need to find ways of challenging capitalism that scare David Cameron's grand mother.

 
At 9:35 pm, Blogger greenman said...

And David Cameron, Derek!

 

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