Power to the People: Rethinking Democracy

This meeting, as you might expect, was rich in abstract talk of bottom-up, not top-down, grassroots, horizontal organisation, rethinking democracy, subsidiarity, ‘totalising underviews’ and other wonderful ideas; thankfully, though, we managed to touch on practicalities and examples too. The first … Continue reading

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Planet in Crisis: where next for global action on climate change?

Kicking off this dynamic discussion of the biggest of issues was Bolivian ambassador to the UN, Pablo Salon. At last year’s Cancun  climate change talks, Bolivia broke the status quo by objecting to the negotiations. All countries that participated were … Continue reading

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