ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE EVER GREEN LIFE

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Fig. Helsinki dialgue on systemic alternatives dated on 2018-02-08

A group backed by Focus on the Global South, Solon Foundation and Attac have has done important work in forming and articulating the systemic alternatives to the systemic crisis. They have identified Vivir Bien,  Commons, Rights of the Mother Earth, Degrowth, Deglobalization and Ecofeminism as the key building blogs for an
systemic alternative.

At the same time in South Asia important work has been undertaken to build on the Gandhian tradition. Concepts such as swaraaj (deep democracy), swadeshi (self-sufficiency) and satyagraha (non-violent resistance, insistence on truth) have proven to be most relevant in the 21th Century struggles for sustainable well being of all.
Formulations such such as Radical Ecological Democracy or Harit Swaraaj have gained popularity in the movement discourses. Also the Vikalp Sangam (Confluence Of Alternatives) process in India has developed ideas and practices that could replace the dominant paradigm.

 

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