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David Graeber, author of Debt: The First 5000 Years, has a new book out. The Democracy Project starts with Graeber discussing the supression of Occupy Wall Street. That's part of his larger thesis that our political and economic institutions are so scared of change that they are more interested in making us believe change is impossible than they are in actually functioning effectively. You can …Continue
For those of you not on the OWS/Strike Debt email list...
It’s finally time to talk about an exciting new initiative from Strike Debt, called “The Rolling Jubilee”. The Rolling Jubilee is a bailout of the people by the people - we buy defaulted debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, we abolish it.
We're writing to ask the national Occupy network for help to spread the word…
When a theme shows up repeatedly from multiple directions, I usually pay attention. This is happening for me right now with the message about the importance of creating and sharing powerful stories that speak to the possibility of a major transformation of the human presence on this planet.
A core challenge in catalyzing systemic transformation is presenting the possibility (and, I believe the current reality) of that shift in ways that people can easily grasp and become inspired by.…Continue
One of my favorite themes.
This video was recently shared on the Art of Hosting list-serve by Ria Baeck via Simon d’Osogna. I just watched it and it really is a lovely nice-quality video about public participation, citing practices used in one region of Austria like Appreciative Inquiry, Wisdom Council, Citizen Juries, and World Café. I figured some people on this NCDD list might enjoy watching it as well, so am sharing the link.
A 55min video presentation by Manfred…Continue