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Sad and blinkered

"Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything."What a dismal statement from Capitalism: Money, Morals and Markets by John Plender. Productivity - as an entirely…Continue

Started Feb 1, 2016

Cormac webinar
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please can someone post notes/podcast etc for those of us not able to make the webinar...thanksJamesContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by joe taylor Mar 11, 2015.

RURAL Community Organising in England

 RURAL Community Organising in EnglandI am doing action research on rural Community Organising (CO) generally & the Locality CO programme in particular. Contacts, insights etc re RURAL Community…Continue

Started Feb 1, 2013

New Local Government Network (NLGN) - 5 transitions

 Thanks, as ever, for NatCAN Update (20th October 2011). One of the items = NLGN claim that "success depends on embracing 5 transitions":'Get over the shock' and think ahead'Bravery and commonsense'…Continue

Started Oct 20, 2011

 

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James Derounian replied to joe taylor's discussion Because We Say So by Noam Chomsky in the group Radical's Digest
"Joe - I just wanted to say "THANK you" for continuing to post such useful and interesting links, contacts and articles.....which I would otherwise miss. James"
Sep 3, 2015
joe taylor replied to James Derounian's discussion Cormac webinar
"Hi James Here's the link to the webinar recording: https://onsync.digitalsamba.com/play/fs@globalnet21.org/20632-cormac"
Mar 11, 2015
James Derounian posted a discussion

Cormac webinar

please can someone post notes/podcast etc for those of us not able to make the webinar...thanksJamesSee More
Mar 8, 2015
James Derounian replied to Simon Skidmore's discussion Why aren't the British middle-classes staging a revolution?
"I completely agree with the thrust of this piece, re middle/ all class revolt at the continuing disregard by the monied for the rest of us...... The latest = "Confusion reigns at Tesco" over missing finance (chief)! How careless to…"
Sep 25, 2014
James Derounian commented on joe taylor's blog post If we can't change our economic system, our number's up - George Monbiot
"Agree Steve; GDP....GROSS Domestic Product...sums it up - Gross; do you see any signs of hope in Picketty's critique of capitalism, and widening recognition in wellbeing as a measure and not just the madness of money...? regards"
May 31, 2014
James Derounian commented on joe taylor's blog post If we can't change our economic system, our number's up - George Monbiot
"Dear Steve, I think you are being too harsh on George Monbiot....at least he is a recognised 'voice' putting this message out widely; and although I don't disagree with you re it may be "surely is not the time to throw in…"
May 31, 2014
James Derounian commented on joe taylor's blog post If we can't change our economic system, our number's up - George Monbiot
"I read the article word for word....because it's so good! I don't understand why we are not investing more heavily in retro-fitting - improving insulation in our houses, building up green industries, generally improving what we have rather…"
May 29, 2014
James Derounian replied to joe taylor's discussion Rediscovering Voluntary Action in the group NatCAN Book Group
"Many thanks for posting Joe....really useful/interesting.... "the degree of influence – both direct and indirect – exercised by government over the work and conduct of voluntary agencies has become a major threat to their…"
Jan 20, 2014
James Derounian joined Nick Beddow's group
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Liberating Leadership

Liberating Leadership is aimed at developing leadership skills in everyone rather than focusing on individuals as ‘leaders’. The Liberating Leadership toolkit is now available to anyone who wishes to run leadership courses, develop specific people in their community or is involved with developing partnerships that involve volunteers, community groups and/or statutory organisations.See More
Oct 13, 2013
James Derounian replied to joe taylor's discussion An Inquiry into Local Activism & Dissent in the group NCIA
"Penny/all.....could probably do 700 words for the 'Guardian' on this......any good? http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/james-derounian ;   regards James (from grey Cheltenham!)"
Feb 28, 2013
James Derounian replied to joe taylor's discussion An Inquiry into Local Activism & Dissent in the group NCIA
"Thank you Penny for this stimulating paper! I completely agree with the "right to dissent, as part of a healthy democratic society". See Martin Luther King (1963!) 'On Non-conformity'. I also agree that whilst so much time &…"
Feb 28, 2013
James Derounian replied to joe taylor's discussion An Inquiry into Local Activism & Dissent in the group NCIA
"Dear Joe - just to be clear - the quote "most voluntary organisations..." is from Penny's report....not my words!   James "
Feb 28, 2013
James Derounian replied to joe taylor's discussion An Inquiry into Local Activism & Dissent in the group NCIA
"Hallo Penny..... as well as (mainly urban) CVSs - suggest you go through RCCs/ACRE [Action with Communities in Rural England] - Phillip Vincent = their policy officer, I think you'll find him amenable...'google' for his…"
Feb 26, 2013
James Derounian replied to joe taylor's discussion Modernising Money – Andrew Jackson & Ben Dyson (2012) in the group NatCAN Book Group
"I increasingly feel that - whilst Modernising Money offers pragmatic ways forward - there must be other & better mechanisms than money itself.......bits of stamped metal (coins), paper (notes) and noughts on a computer screen; or blocks of gold…"
Feb 14, 2013
James Derounian commented on joe taylor's blog post fiddling with the data while the world burns
"Really grateful for this Joe...I'm broadcasting far & wide; thanks for sharing James"
Feb 13, 2013
James Derounian commented on joe taylor's page An Agreement of the People for 21st century (draft)
"Sorry but honesty is the best policy - this is poorly drafted & worded. I have cut overblown words and will e-mail suggestions. After p.2 I gave up! Has to be short, sharp, concise & say exactly what it means. People unlikely to read beyond…"
Feb 2, 2013

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