RAW | Radical Alternative World
Let’s face it: sometimes life is tough. As an American friend says, ‘Crap happens.’ From famine in Somalia and Ethiopia, to a natural disaster in Japan; social and political unrest in North Africa and economic uncertainty in Europe and the rest of the world, and the abuse of power in the media. It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed, and incapable of doing anything about the situation in which we find ourselves.
How to make sense of the harsh realities that hang over us like a grey cloud? Each of us has devised a coping mechanism – or not – but the truth is, we live in a world that is not perfect, and where conflicts of interest are the order of the day.
In the following pages, what you won’t find are quick fixes or simple answers to what’s going on out there. Nor will we attempt to repackage what’s in the news. Instead, we want to provide a place of refuge where you can feel at ease; a point of calm where you may reflect, take stock and refocus.
We hope you will feel refreshed by this issue’s content, and encouraged to rediscover what’s important to you.
Keep thinking radically, acting alternatively and playing your own valuable part in transforming the world.
Laura and Damian Santamaria