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Will Rogers once quipped that “it costs so much to run for office, most people can't even afford to lose.”
What will it take to energize our work for change? Linda Stout, who spent years organizing poor people in the rural South, polled fellow organizers around the US and has this to say about what it will take to win.
The election of 2000 shocked the nation into realizing we have a serious problem with running elections. But beyond the Florida election flaws are other questions…
Vandana Shiva is a physicist and an organic farmer, an instigator of India’s historic “tree-huggers” movement, and a renowned author. She speaks internationally on the perils of globalization, while mobilizing fellow citizens to reclaim their rights to life itself.
The conference center is nestled in the woods of rural Connecticut. This weekend the guests are mostly in their 20s. They are typical of their age in many ways—except for the hundreds of millions of dollars collectively held in their names.
One day in the early 1990s a friend of mine—a long-term servant of the United Nations—bluntly remarked, “It is better, Hilkka, that you keep quiet about the Nordic welfare society. It is such a luxury of the rich, the poor countries cannot even dream about it.”
Democracy isn’t just about voting once every few years. It’s about deepening our collective understanding and finding better solutions by drawing on everyone’s wisdom.