We live in a time of great transition that often seems chaotic, uncertain, and even ominous. Old patterns are fading as new paradigms emerge. As the Internet advances our ability to share information and online communities thrive, our collective consciousness expands and evolves.
The growing frustration with status quo Red-vs-Blue politics in the U.S. is fueled by mounting crises that are only ignored or exacerbated by elected leaders. The government and two political parties, captured by corporate interests, function to serve power instead of the people. We are ruled by an elite few, for their benefit.
The antidote to this is a renaissance in civic life. This hybrid newsletter/podcast takes an in-depth look at modern civics, and explores ways working Americans can empower themselves through community-building. A better, healthier world *is* possible if we are bold enough to envision it and dedicated enough to build it together.
Another World Is Possible When Enough of Us Collaborate Over A Long Enough Time
Many times over, we have the numbers needed to create a healthier society. Creating new, independent media channels to meet our needs and fill information gaps will be a critical part in activating the power of our numbers.
Replacing Corporate Rule With Home Rule [2/2] (w/ Paul Deslauriers)
The conclusion of our conversation with Paul Delauriers, grassroots organizer from Hawaii. Paul shares some of the changes being made to the Maui County charter thanks to a new progressive majority won by their standard PAC, the Maui Pono Network.
Replacing Corporate Rule With Home Rule [1/2] (w/ Paul Deslauriers)
Paul Delauriers, a grassroots organizer from Hawaii, shares a success story from his home of Maui County, where a standard PAC supported by volunteer citizens won a majority of county council seats in the 2018 and 2020 general elections. In his book, Reclaim Paradise: Reset For The Common Good, Paul argues that the strategies of the Maui Pono Network provide a template for systemic change.
Introduction: Why Civics?
An overview of what this show is about. As we face a host of societal problems that a government captured by corporate interests refuses to address, our only hope is to redefine and reinvigorate civic engagement for the 21st century.
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