The International Journal of INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY, vol.3, no.2, (April 2007)
We would like first to thank all our readers, long-standing and new, for their tremendous welcome to the new format of the journal. As the webserver statistics show, the only reliable indication concerning the readership of the journal, the number of visitors to our site has more than doubled in the past three months! This is more than we ever expected and further enhances our sense of responsibility to continuously improve it.
The present issue is divided into three sections. The first section includes three articles on the current state of antisystemic theory and politics, which is contrasted to reformist theory and politics. The first article consists of an excellent analysis of the present state of revolutionary theory and politics with reference to the Inclusive Democracy project (Steven Best) and the other two articles (Takis Fotopoulos) critically assess present day reformist theory and politics with reference to the role of the European Union and also the continuing struggle of the movement of students and teachers in Greece against the government’s attempt to privatise public education.
The second section includes two articles on the ecological crisis, which is defined in a broad sense to deal also with the biological crisis, a frequently ignored aspect of the ecological crisis despite its huge implications on human life itself. The article on the biological crisis (Dr. P. Coumentakis) deals with the systemic causes of this crisis and the ways out of it, whereas the article on the ecological crisis (Takis Fotopoulos) examines some of the myths promoted by the elites as well as by reformist Greens on this crisis, which, as all indications show, is deteriorating rapidly.
Finally, the third section consists of two articles on aspects of the New World Order. John Sargis’ article insightfully examines the present case of state spying on Americans in order to show the true nature of the US regime, as it has developed in the New World Order of neoliberal globalisation and the “war” on terrorism. At the same time, as Takis Fotopoulos’ article shows with reference to the transnational elite’s attempts to impose the New World Order in the Middle East, the situation there continues to deteriorate, not only for the peoples involved but also for the transnational elite itself, which seems it is reaching rapidly the point of having just two options left : either to prepare a general attack in the area, and particularly against Iran, so that the ground is made clear to integrate fully the entire area into the New World Order or, alternatively to prepare a speedy withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan,
The Editorial Committee