“I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.”
– Thomas Jefferson

clearskies, bluewater

Last week, nearly 50,000 people gathered from all over the world in Rio de Janeiro, to discuss the future of their countries and of the collective world. According to news sources The Guardian in England and The New York Times in the United States, some believe the outcome of the summit was “a failure of epic proportions.” Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo said, “We didn’t get the Future We Want in Rio, because we do not have the leaders we need. The leaders of the most powerful countries supported business as usual, shamefully putting private profit before people and the planet.”

On the Rio +20 website, is a document which addresses the idea of The Future We Want. It includes the following excerpt:

 Rio+20 will be a strong political moment and a unique opportunity to “reinvent the world” by pointing to alternatives to the dangerous path in which we…

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