Pierre Cloutier: Texas Secessionist Meeting Busted Up

Pierre Cloutier

Pierre Cloutier

Noticed in Quebec!

Feds raid Texas secessionist meeting

Dylan Baddour, Houston Chronicle : February 23, 2015

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Feb 27

Chuck Spinney: Balanced Assessment of Ukraine

Chuck Spinney

Chuck Spinney

Jonathan Steele reviews Richard Sakwa’s important new book, “Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands.”

Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands by Richard Sakwa review – an unrivalled account

At last, a balanced assessment of the Ukrainian conflict – the problems go far beyond Vladimir Putin

Jonathan Steele, Guardian, 19 February 2015 05.29 EST

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Feb 26

OPEN POWER: Electoral Reform Act of 2015 – Open Source Activist Tool Kit

Amazon Page

Amazon Page

UPDATE: Book is #8 in Civics category at Kindle, today, 26 Feb 2015.

This is my first Kindle book, published in conjunction with my briefing it to the Economics of Happiness Conference in Portland, Oregon on 28 February 2015. Below is the full description of the book. Amazon provides Look Inside including the Table of Contents.

Micah Sifry says it best in his new book, The Big Disconnect, when he outlines how all activists are as fragmented and ineffective today as they were in the 1960’s. — the two-party duopology and the 42 billionaires behind that two-party duopology have successfully “channeled” all activist groups — including MoveOn and IndependentVoting.org and the Libertarians and the Greens. Everyone is obsessed with “their” hashtag, “their” micro-issues. However well-intentioned they might be, the fact is that we are hanging separately for failure to come together on the ONE THING that we can both all support, and also win: #ElectoralReform.

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Feb 25

Michel Bauwens: P2P Theory Toward Society Reform – Transforming Civil Society, the Private Sector, and the State

Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

This article aims to be a summary of the very basic orientation that I propose for social change.

I start from the classic division of human society in three basic aspects: civil society, the private sector, and the state.

1. The transformation of civil society

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Feb 25