Armando Gnisci's article, "Manifesto for a Revolution of the West," is a proposal for solidarity and action he understands as "revolution" against inequities and injustice. The world, conquered by the Eurocentric will-to-power, already centrifuged and spread across the globe, is now in sight of a new era. Images of the near future are appearing on the horizon: the rich and powerful North dominates and wastes the South. The cruelty of this Brave New World is contrasted with the utopean diaspora of de-colonizers, the "Creolitisation" of mind and cultures, the resistance of differences, and revolution. The first image, to which we all involuntarily belong, leads to the destitution of the world. The second, a scattered hope, leads to an inevitable opposition of the first. It must be possible to move our Western culture and destiny toward a "common place," where we can be together with our brothers and sisters: Creoles, half-castes, immigrants, the oppressed, the unemployed, clandestines, and revolutionaries; where we can contribute to a world-wide colloquium of active utopia and revolution against inhumanity.
"Manifesto for a Revolution of the West."
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