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The anti-authoritarian current: sophisticated politics with powerful implications – a book review of “Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements” by Chris Dixon (University of California Press, 2014). Including 17min video interview embedded at end. by Greg Macdougall With such widespread challenges and injustice facing our society, combined with the shifting energies and momentum of […]

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VIDEO: She talks about not being pessimistic about bringing a child into the world, how it gives more urgency to the work, and what it takes to collectively sustain that over the long term. Filmed October 27, 2012 at the PowerShift Canada conference in Ottawa/Gatineau. (3min15sec)  

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Notes taken from a discussion on independent media as part of the ‘open space’ part of the open university summer program at Concordia University, Montreal, on June 19, 2008. Independent Media discussion June 19 as part of the Open Space activity Open University summer program Institute of Management and Community Development, Concordia University http://instdev.concordia.ca notes […]

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The following ideas were presented by Bob Hackett, Carly Stasko , and Paul D. Boin at the Uncensoring Media Morphosis conference at Carleton University in 2004.   We have two main challenges in building independent media: .. how to make them sustaining (organizationally, economically) .. how not to be coopted or marginalized We need to […]

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BUILDING A LOCAL INDEPENDENT MEDIA NETWORK >> the following ideas were presented by myself (Greg Macdougall) as a session at the Un-censoring: MediaMorphosis conference (March 4-6, 2004 at Carleton University) Through personal experience working with Indymedia in Kitchener-Waterloo and provincially with IMC Ontario, I’ve found that we do not have or apply all the necessary […]

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“Globalization and Social Movements” A talk by João Pedro Stédile, Main Coordinator for the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) of Brazil Oct 23, 2003 at the University of Ottawa – notes by Greg Macdougall   There are three main things we need to do to move forward: 1) sharing experiences and ideas with others 2) […]

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General notes –  From The Ground Up: Building Healthy Communities forum in 2003 (Kitchener ON) compiled from the different speakers’ ideas – Valerie Gennings, Edwin Laryea, Susan Bryant, Lea Caragate, Rose Mailloux, Marc Xuereb, Wayne Roberts. Printable PDF version here. + + + + + Two important questions from which to base action: 1) What […]

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Notes from different break out group discussions at the 2003 From The Ground Up: Building Healthy Communites forum in Kitchener, ON.   +++++++++ DIVERSITY +++++++++ 3 focuses: -> barriers to involvement and participation -> what is diversity? -> solutions Barriers: – passive intimidation (language, tone, mannerisms, ..) – time and energy limitations – not being […]

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