This post is based on the panel discussion on Africa. It is a cross-posting from the grassroots-based blog, Topsoil. Capitalism has been spurred on by dispossession. Every accumulation of capital is not free, but a debt to that which has … Continue reading
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
How relevant are the above terms in progressive discourse today? How useful can they be? (Check out the profile and speakers here) My crucial fear in this debate centred around Godwin’s Law, normally applied to the likelihood of Hitler or … Continue reading
First up on my 6 Billion Ways schedule is a film about Detroit made by acclaimed music documentary maker and former punk Julien Temple. It’s possibly a bit early in the day to be sat in a dark screening room, but I’m a big fan of Temple’s films. Oil City Confidential, about lesser known 70s band Dr Feelgood, in particular is fantastic.