Guest blogger Cormac Russell of Nurture Development continues the discussion on asset-based community development, initiated by an earlier blog.
Author: Cormac Russell, Nurture Development
Date: 7 May 2015
He writes that over the last 30 years, neoliberalism and globalisation have done huge harm to local indigenous living and the major eco-systems of the planet. Consequently, there is a growing global social movement to put people and the planet before corporate interests and consumerism.
One citizen-led example is the Assemblies for Democracy in the UK. The Glasgow, London and Manchester gatherings echoed the message—neoliberalism is a blight on democracy and civic life. Citizens must join in solidarity to reassert the values of localism, and economic and environmental sovereignty.