A couple of musings on democracy

Chris Corrigan

Two links in the feed this morning had me thinking about democracy, participation and local governance. But democracy is not simply about voting. While the voting process is important, it is what happens in-between elections that shows the mark of a mature democracy.

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The Democracy Project

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He sees OWS and its sister movements in Europe and the Mideast as important experiments in rediscovering the potential of a real democracy, and a society which retains real freedoms, even at a cost. What is democracy, in its essence? Democracy was never really “invented” at all.

Presentation at the National Research Council Canada

Making CommunitySense

On Monday, I will give another version of the talk “From Inspiration to Activation: Making Online Collaborative Communities Work&# that I gave at the University of Alabama in Huntsville , this time at the National Research Council Canada Institute for Information Technology in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Posted in activation, collaboration, community informatics, e-democracy, patterns, seminars.

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Stealing the promise of democracy

Chris Corrigan

Last fall, the Conservatives won their long sought after majority and this gave the Prime Minister the power to enact his intention to remake Canada so that we would “not recognize it.” Repealing the definition of an “insured person” under the Canada Health Act. The complete construction of a new government department called Shared Services Canada. Democracy is not about voting once every four years and living with the results.

This ain’t Canada right now

Chris Corrigan

In a democracy you cannot round up dozens of people on the pretext that there might be someone hiding among them. This ain’t Canada right now. Or so says the police officer about 3:50 minutes into this video. Wow.

Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement. Being Culture Democracy Featured Wordpress

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Tuesday Ryan-Hart’s work on power

Chris Corrigan

My work has been at the intersection of culture, history and power for nearly thirty years, largely moving in-between indigenous and settler communities in Canada as a facilitator and host of strategic dialogue practice. Art of Hosting Democracy Power

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How to Save the World

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This photo is one of a series depicting spontaneous play between a bear, who wandered into a camp inNorthern Canada, and a sled dog team tied up there overnights, over thecourse of a week. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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How to Save the World

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July 31, 2007 Workarounds for Oligopoly I nthe last year, Canadas largest brewery, largest retailer, three of itslargest mining companies, one of its largest steel companies and two ofits largest forestry companies have been sold to foreigners. UntilTuesday, that is, when Thomas Caldwell, the combative head of a largeCanadian securities firm, took out full-page open letter ads in thebusiness section of Canadas three largest newspapers headed "TheSellout of Corporate Canada".

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June 13, 2007 Measures That Matter and The Misguided Productivity Scorecard A new report by the Conference Board of Canada laments the countrys laggingproductivity, measured by factors such as business and technologyliteracy, innovation and investment in R&D. So what should Canada do? Global Democracy · The Political Process. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

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July 13, 2007 If You Were the President A colleague asked me the other day, what I would do if I were,magically, the Prime Minister of Canada, with a supportive legislature.I July 2007 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Jun Aug SEARCH BLOG How to Save the World Subscribe to this blog by MADE IN CANADA trust yourinstincts HOME E-mail Me. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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Canadas Cops Continue to Slide into US-style Corruption and Brutality: For the last year, starting with the report of how the RCMP wascomplicit in the US arrest and deportation to Syria for torture ofCanadian businessman Maher Arar, there has been a depressing litany ofreports of bad police behaviour at every level: the beating and murderof First Nations people, widespread corruption, kickbacks, theft andextortion, the use of excessive force in making arrests andextracting confessions, and more.

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How to Save the World

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If that worked, such that instead of debatingvague and emotionally-charged policy planks we were debating reallegislation, we just might find that this becomes the way a true 21stcentury democracy operates. April 2007 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Mar May SEARCH BLOG How to Save the World Subscribe to this blog by MADE IN CANADA trust yourinstincts HOME E-mail Me.

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He was so unhappy with Bush he announced plans in 2004 to moveto Canada and renounce his US citizenship. Nationalmedia inboth Canada and the US were holdinga bit of a circle jerk over the patriotic American who was ready tobecome atraitor to his country. Global Democracy · The Political Process. BLOG TOOLS Salon Blog Rankings Salon Blog Recent Updates Technorati Cosmos Bloglines My RSS Subscribers Flickr: My Photos GeoURL World as a Blog BlogStreet Blogs Canada.

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How to Save the World

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July 18, 2007 Plenitude on Any Terms I n todays NYT ,Verlyn Klinkenborg laments the lack of attention to the fact thatCalifornias population (like Canadas) is expected to nearly double to60 million by 2050 (both populations, barring crisis, will reach 100million by 2100, with US total population expected to remain about tentimes that amount, one billion by 2100). Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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How to Save the World

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September 3, 2007 The Next War of Independence: Natural Community, Natural Enterprise, Natural Economy T heindependent media have been telling us for several years now that theUS is no longer a free country, nor is it any longer a democracy. So how could we take back our land, our resources, our civil freedoms, our democracy, our economic and education systems? Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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My Favorite Tweets for June 1 - 15 2011

Portals and KM

Social Democracy: White House Learns To Listen [link]. Facebook Sees Big Traffic Drops in US and Canada [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason.

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Gratitude for refugees

Chris Corrigan

Then, the civil war came on the heels of US subversion of Guatemalan democracy in 1954. This is the most oppressive and anti-immigrant government we have had in Canada in recent memory. Opponents fear that refugees could be returned to their countries of origin if the political conditions change or if Canada reaches a trade agreement or other alliance with the country. This is a problem because many refugees who come here have a hard time feeling welcomed to Canada.

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Links of the Quarter: September 29, 2015

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Unlike the progressives who see a democracy perverted by moneyed interests, [philosopher Dale] Jamieson suggests that America’s inaction on climate change is the result of democracy. A NYT editorial explains what this means for Canada.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

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From a 2013 speech by Harry Leslie Smith , who died at age 97 in his adopted Canada in February. This is why I find that the government’s intention to spend £50m to dress the slaughter of close to a million British soldiers in the 1914-18 conflict as a fight for freedom and democracy profane.

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Introducing Social Networking Tools and Social Networking Analysis to Business: What To Do

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September 27, 2007 Introducing Social Networking Tools and Social Networking Analysis to Business: What To Do I attended a meeting yesterday of a self-managed KM group facilitated by the Conference Board of Canada. September 2007 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Aug Oct SEARCH BLOG How to Save the World Subscribe to this blog by MADE IN CANADA trust yourinstincts HOME E-mail Me.

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Links of the Month: July 15, 2013

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the ‘growth is good and necessary’ script; the ‘we live in an honest and functioning democracy’ script) because of overwhelming evidence of their falsehood, they unravel, leaving society in a paralyzed, anxious state and in search of a new script and narrative to believe in.

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Links of the Quarter: May 28, 2015

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The Free Speech Crisis: Why self-censorship is more dangerous to democracy and freedoms than imposed censorship. It has nothing to do with democracy or civil rights. US No Longer a Democracy: Princeton confirms it.

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Helping to improve the public conversation

Chris Corrigan

Even in a country like Canada there is an increasing dissociation between citizenship and government. Democracy is more than just voting. For the past few weeks I have been trying an interesting experiment in civic dialogue. Here on Bowen Island we are in the midst of local elections.

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Links of the Month: Sunday, June 8, 2014

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Things Are a Little Different in Canada: Some things you’ll only see in the Great White North. _. ” From Dmitry Orlov : In case you missed it, the US is not a democracy.

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How to Save the World

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Links of the Quarter: December 26, 2015

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Polls Are Frequently Wrong, and Usually Dangerous: The incomparable Jill Lepore explains why opinion polls are bad for democracy. ” Trudeau’s First Days: Good news about Canada’s new not-Harper Prime Minister: He’s unmuzzled Canada’s scientists.

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Knowledge in the Workplace: Have It Your Way

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Collaborative Solutions - Six Key Components

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Practice democracy, and promote active citizenship and empowerment. Wachusett Community College Gardner, MA Page Top RESOURCES: Many of us know of Geoffrey Canada’s remarkable work on youth violence from his 1995 book “Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun.&#

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How to Save the World

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A Methodology for Web 2.0 Collaboration Experiments (in Reluctant Organizations)

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

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image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page. Sometimes I feel as if I’m in possession of a great and important secret, but I live in a world where (almost) everyone else speaks a strange foreign language, so no one can understand me. “Hey!”,

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Links of the Quarter: December 2016

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There is now no true pro-environment party in Canada. Ironic search result from the non-duality.one website. As they say “The paradox is that the ‘me’ cannot help but search, but what it’s looking for, a return to oneness, can never be found by the separate self.

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More on Plan C: A Clear, Actionable Platform for Those Who Care About Earth’s Future

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And while we’re at it, forgive struggling nations’ debts: These nations will only be able to achieve self-sufficiency and democracy if we give them back the land and resources we’ve stolen from them, and let them make a fresh start. Cartoon by Barry Deutsch of Alas, A Blog fame, in ZMag.

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January 30, 2008 Ten Signs the US and Canada are Failing States L ast year I reported on Jeff Vails analysis of México as a failing state. An economy dominated by (in)security: Defense is now the #1 industry in the US (by a huge margin), and ismoving up fast in Canada.

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This photo is one of a series depicting spontaneous play between a bear, who wandered into a camp inNorthern Canada, and a sled dog team tied up there overnights, over thecourse of a week. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

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How to Save the World

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How to Save the World

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