Workshops - Learning from each other
These pages are design as introductions to things that shape our societies and therefor our communities. Hopefully they will encourage further study of these maters. Will update as time permits - comments welcome.
The topics pages are in groups. They are not designed as a -start here and finish there- structure. The idea is. I thought they could be used to put together a workshop, discussion, walk, project, or whatever.
To deal with our ideas problems and solutions we need to think radically. We need to understand how things are connected. How one thing affects another, how language is used. How we analyze what is being said, offered and executed on behalf of ourselves.
It is arguable that the success of business propaganda in persuading us, for so long that we are free from propaganda is one of the most significant propaganda achievements of the twentieth century.
Science for the Million
Fruitful intellectual activity of the cleverest people draws its strength from the common knowledge which all of us share. Beyond a certain point clever people can never transcend the limitations of the social culture they inherit.
Economics for beginners. Alternatives to capitalism Economics affects everyone. The following is an easy introduction to an economic system that is designed for human beings. I have included some audio links from the Partisipatory Economics project that will give you a feel for the idea.
The Midgie Motor (Scots language)
We micht no ken hou faur we ir frae the Midden, as the motor hurls us alang, but the sichts an smells comin frae aw airts ir faur frae comfy or cantie. The pouerfu steuch o Yle hes been wi us for a whyle, wheichin frae oot o the Middle East, cairryin a heavy wecht o dule an doom
Democratic Education is a system of schooling where pupils are actively engaged in choosing the content, pace and timing of their curriculum; it is social, emotional and academic learning where pupils, parents and teachers have equal respect for the contribution of each to the life-long learning process. It is child-centred, equipping each child to function to the fullness of their nature and talent, leading to happiness and meaningful citizenship.
Poverty - issues
How come, when there is a consensus, or agreement by most of the public, on aspects concerning: poverty; the environment, community, planning, social housing, public transport, roads, motorways - very little of what the public feel, or think, about such matters is hear
We aim to foster greater public and political awareness of spin and to campaign against the manipulations of the PR industry in the public interest.
Sometimes we are reminded that the Olympics can serve as an international platform not only for flag waving and truck commercials, but also resistance.