Anyway like in other years this year too this blog will concentrate on the theme of Blog Action Day which is "The Power of We". Basically, the theme derives from the massive popular mobilisations that have taken place over the past year or more all over the world against oppressive dictatorships in the Middle East and against the economic and political dominance of the kleptocratic financial behemoths in the developed countries. Obviously the organisers of this blogging action will not question the capitalist roots of present day atomisation and alienation but we will certainly do so.
The important question is to what extent do the We have Power? In the developed countries at least it has become clear that the We do not really have much power. The Occupy Movements in the United States and Canada have not really been able to bring about any substantial change the way the financial behemoths run those countries. While the European mobilisations have been much more in numbers and militancy, they too have not been able to reverse the trend of financial globalisation. The less said about the Middle Eastern mobilisations the better. While they may have removed long standing despots, they have not been able to bring about any substantial change in the power structurea and it appears as if the erstwhile ruling classes still hold power. So how to establish the genuine Power of We will be the subject of our discussions here up to and on Blog Action Day.