Monday, November 05, 2007

No sooner said than done

No sooner have I blogged on the need for more group blogging and combined efforts in the left-o-sphere than Liberal Conspiracy is launched, a left field blog of blogs with a combined writing talent to make your mouth water.

As Sunny writes "People are less interested in political parties than they have ever been. As old loyalties start to fray, people are becoming more passionate about issues rather than being on the left or the right. And as the world gets smaller and more accessible, they demand more from their politicians. And even if party affiliations don’t matter as much - values, ideas and beliefs continue to be popular.And so a new Liberal Conspiracy for a new era is born today."

The anti-capitalists used to talk about the "movement of movements", the space where single issue campaigners identified and allied with one another. Trade unionists with environmentalists, civil liberties campaigners with those fighting for international peace and justice. It looks as though this new project could be an exciting and valuable contribution to that space.

2 comments:

weggis said...

"people are becoming more passionate about issues rather than being on the left or the right."

Green is at the centre of the Rainbow!

a very public sociologist said...

Interesting ... and to indulge in some disinterested self-promotion, my blogroll covers pretty much every self-defined UK left blog going. So even if you think I talk a load of twaddle, there's heaps of blogs you can access through mine.