Activists Of Interest


I have no reservation about using this blog to profile an individual, a group, or even another (competitor?) blog that has done something that I respect.

“I have a lot of respect for activists. If it were not for them, we would not have had a civil rights movement or same sex marriage. The words Fair Trade would not be part of our vocabulary. Activists made known many of our objections to the Iraq War and continue to work hard to see that the environment remains a priority, poverty one days becomes obsolete, and that women be treated as equals in all ways. I have several friends who are activists and they always have the best intentions in their hearts and always look to see that people, especially those in their community, get a fair shake and that profits aren’t always put before people. Despite some claims to the contrary, we are all better off as a result of social justice and environmental activism.”
Here in London, there’s been considerable talk in our recent history about ‘communities of interest,’ a perspective that I personally find attractive. Over on Dodosville, there’s an interesting post about activists (which I consider myself to be) and whether they might not have more success if they were to unite.

Over on my London Commons blog, I’ve already suggested that same thing. That perhaps what needs to be done here in London is a concerted effort by pedestrian, bicycle and public transit activists in order to achieve some parity with the large, vociferous community of SOV adherents.

I would be most grateful if you would have a look at the discussion that’s taking place there and give it your thoughtful consideration. Because we all occupy this space, and we all have a vested interest in it’s future.


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