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Movements and Institutions

Two Huffington Post articles recently caught my attention ...

This article on the world social forum is a reminder of how financial elites typically run institutions (even in so-called democracies), and how they must be challenged by vibrant social movements.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alnoor-ladha/plutocrats-versus-the-peo_b_3016647.html
As someone who was invited to the World Economic Forum at Davos a few years ago, I differ from the author in thinking that the Davos gathering is nothing more than a gathering of the powerful to accumulate more power. The people I met struck me as sincere and committed to working on "our biggest problems." That disagreement aside, I think it's fascinating to observe and reflect on these two "World Forums."

This article also deals with the challenge of building momentum (i.e. a movement) among and across institutions toward solving global problems via the MDG's:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katherine-marshall/millennium-development-goals-1000-days-to-go_b_3022606.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

All of this resonates with issues I grappled with in Everything Must Change, and continue to grapple with every day.