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The new revolution

Revolutions begin when people unite against something they can no longer accept

There has been a lot of discussion in recent weeks around the role social networks like Twitter and Facebook have played in the political  revolutions occurring in Northern Africa.  In a very short space of time, we have seen two very large, significant political revolutions occur, toppling regimes that have held on for decades.

Millions of people have decided enough is enough. They have taken responsibility for their own futures, and the future of their own countries.   These are significant political revolutions.  Massive, cross cultural projects.  Coordination of these movements was agile and effective, and management was dispersed because social networks allow such powerful, collaborative  communication.

We are now witnessing a humanitarian revolution of even greater scope in DeforestAction.  This global collaboration is the world’s firsttruly  action based humanitarian revolution.  There are significant parallels to be drawn with the events unfolding in Northern Africa.

The ruthless dictators destroying the forests of the planet are harder to pinpoint, and for this reason, are perhaps even more dangerous.  The bad guys won’t kill people with bullets – but the survival of our species is at risk if they aren’t stopped.  DeforesAction is one of the most important revolutions on the planet, with more than one country at stake.  That’s why young people have said “we’ve had enough” and have taken matters into their own hands.

Like the political revolutions of recent weeks, social networking will be a major player in this victory.

 

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