A movement of self-authorship and self-organization

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Thanks to School of Commoning for pointing me to this link: A movement of self-authorship and self-organization It was my long-time mentor Jean Robertson who introduced me to the phrase ‘self-authoring people in self-organizing communities’. That was probably 4 years ago, at least. I’ve learned a lot more about what she meant by that now,… Read more »

Need a Job? Invent It – Thomas L. Friedman

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Need a Job? Invent It Thomas L. Friedman WHEN Tony Wagner, the Harvard education specialist, describes his job today, he says he’s “a translator between two hostile tribes” — the education world and the business world, the people who teach our kids and the people who give them jobs. Wagner’s argument in his book “Creating… Read more »

The rules website (“We have the power to change the rules”)

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The rules website (“We have the power to change the rules”) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Join the community We’re all part of a global story. Each of us, one of seven billion characters with a part to play in a plot that tells us ‘money makes the world go round’, it’s the ‘survival of the fittest’ and ‘growth… Read more »

Beyond the Sustainable Development Goals: uncovering the truth about global poverty and demanding the universal realisation of Article 25

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Beyond the Sustainable Development Goals: uncovering the truth about global poverty and demanding the universal realisation of Article 25 Stacco Troncoso 4th October 2015   The following reproduces the introduction to Share the World’s Resources report about global poverty and the realization of Article 25. You can read the full report here. The Sustainable Development… Read more »

UN Millennium Development Goals Replaced by New ‘Distraction Gimmicks

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Great post about Sustainable Development Goals and the disconnect between “those who decide such things” and “people who do stuff on the ground”… For post in full see: UN Millennium Development Goals Replaced by New ‘Distraction Gimmicks’ by Patrick Bond Extracts from the post The ubiquitous ‘development goals’ chosen by the United Nations – first… Read more »

KindredHQ and P2P support in the changing world of work.

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From KindredHQ’s latest mailshot. I haven’t tried them, but they look good –  and we seem to be in agreement about what support is needed in our changing world of work.. `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Can you believe that the first KindredHQ website was already 4 years old? We can’t either! We love the KindredHQ design but it… Read more »

Migration and Development

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Migration and Development Civil Society Network (MADE) http://madenetwork.org/ has evolved out of years of civil society organising in and around Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). Since 2014, the coordination of GFMD civil society activities has become part of MADE, and the annual GFMD Civil Society Days are organised by the Global Civil… Read more »

4th annual RSD conference – interplay between theory and practice,

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Dancing between theory and practice: The blurb said “To celebrate the interplay between theory and practice, each day of the symposium iterates between peer-reviewed talks and collaborative workshops that build skills and take on real world challenges enabled by systemic design approaches.” Not something I could attend  – but I got this email from someone who went: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I just got… Read more »

How to demonstrate your organisation’s positive impact

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Telling your Net Positive story Submitted by Zoe Le Grand on Fri, 28/08/2015 – 10:57 7 principles for demonstrating your organisation’s positive impact Bees have been in the news over the last few years like never before. Dramatic and unexpected bee colony die-offs have been labelled by over-zealous sub editors as “beepocalypse” or “beemageddon”. The… Read more »