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National Community Activists Network

June 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Dear Margaret

I heard Laura Taylor recite this poem at a pub in Bolton today.

She put so much feeling into it that it made the hair stand up on the back of my neck.

Dear Margaret

For Orgreave, the Beanfield, and Hillsborough.

For Operation Swamp 81.

For the miners, the unions,

the working class heroes,

the people whose skin you denied.

For the innocents turned into criminals.

For…

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Added by joe taylor on June 29, 2013 at 19:30 — 2 Comments

Secrets and Lies by David Malone

Secrets and Lies - The latest blog by David Malone

Every credit has its debit, every positive its negative. So for every secret there must be a lie, and every lie must be kept secret.

This is the currency of power today. Fiat truth.

We are not allowed to have any secrets any more.  And yet those who insist they must know the…

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Added by joe taylor on June 27, 2013 at 17:15 — 2 Comments

An excellent review, by David Malone, of the book 'Modernising Money'

See this excellent review by David Malone of the book 'Modernising Money'

"Modernising Money” by Jackson and Dyson, who are founder members of Positive Money is an analysis and also a call to action. It is well written, very clear and largely…

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Added by joe taylor on June 18, 2013 at 15:46 — No Comments

How to hold civilization together

Just an excellent paper authored by two biologists, explaining the challenges facing humanity on ecological, cultural and economic fronts and the intersection of all of these.

May be of particular interest to NATCAN audience, as it makes explicit reference to community led social change and global movements that can raise awareness. It's very striking to hear this kind of talk from physical scientists as opposed to social ones!…

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Added by Matt Worsdale on June 8, 2013 at 7:09 — 2 Comments

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