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
"It is worrying Joe - I first watched this in 2008 and have occasionally listened to it again. She pinpoints a number of things which now appear to be taking place.
Thanks for that Tony - and yes, I see what's happening in schools in the US -…"
I've been struggling for a few years now with holding back on describing the present regime as 'fascist. Across the years the term 'fascist' has been uses sloppily to caricature anything nasty. And to talk of…"
Below you'll see a paragraph from Naomi Wolf, the American writer who wrote 'The End of America' and who founded the American Freedom Campaign. The following was released as a Facebook status update on her page within the last hour with a link to a Yahoo News headline:"UK police smuggle fake bomb onto…See More
Hi folks, Sorry I've been AWOL but I've been up to my ears in a number of things, not least of which was becoming a Nonna!I visited the Outer Hebrides on a Community Development trip focused on coastal erosion and some of the problems faced by the…See More
Firstly I'm sorry to read about your Mum's death and the terrible circumstances in which she was forced to live.
I understand that you must be feeling very angry at everyone who failed in their duty of care, as it's a…"
"British government begins stealing its peoples’ bank deposits ahead of the global financial collapse.
A post I came across today with information (unverified) I hadn't previously known. It failed to post with the others so please accept…"
"Here are a few links which go a long way to explaining just what's happening in England...
Comment is free There is a context to London's riots that can't be ignored The Guardian, Monday 8 August 2011 17.11 BST
Live Q&A: How community groups can achieve their aims despite the cuts - Tuesday 19 July, 1-3pmFocus on localism has increased but as funding falls, we discuss how community groups and activists can still be effective... Join the live discussion with Toby Blume and others now... here at the Guardian Voluntary Section NetworkSee More
"What a terrible story. As well as the effects of the inappropriate police behaviour, which shows extremely poor training and procedures in the inter working of hospital staff and police, it also reminds me of the same lack of…"
Most activists are aware of the ever-increasing chance of being hurt in protests but is it any wonder there is fear around matters of policing in Britain when this happens in hospitals?This may be an old story as Mr Massey died in 2006 but the inquest is current ..."A HOSPITAL patient who died after being sprayed with CS gas and restrained by police had pleaded with his wife to take him home the day before.Victor Massey…See More
The need to join up the dots has brought me here; people up and down the country are being victimised and completely disempowered by the enforced austerity measures proposed by the UK government ... or so we're led to believe. This is not necessarily the case; it has in fact mobilised and politicised many who would otherwise be indifferent.
So why am I here ~ to raise awareness and to aid in the process of self-empowerment of and for the masses. I see the need for us to individually and collectively accept personal responsibility for the mess we find ourselves in ~ and to be equally responsible for finding solutions which help us to grow in a more equal society and in a much more sustainable way...
I look forward to being a part of a nationwide network of people and organisations promoting positive change.
Activists south of the border could almost certainly learn for your experiences in Scotland and maybe you can learn a trick or two from us too. Exploitation knows no frontiers and I don't see why we should.