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Sandy Hook: Individual and societal madness and healing

My friend and colleague Miki Kashtan has written a compelling article exploring the interconnectedness of personal, community and social dimensions of the Sandy Hook crisis,”Adam Lanza and All of Us”http://www.alternet.org/speakeasy/tikkundaily/ad…

A threat to the Internet, and naming the right problem

A THREAT TO THE INTERNET, AND NAMING THE RIGHT PROBLEM by John Abbe President of the Co-Intelligence Institute The Internet is in an uproar over proposed U.S. House bill Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and it’s corresponding bill in the Senate, the…

#Occupy Weekly Sparks = We Can Do It All

Much has been said about the Occupy movement’s lack of demands and vision. Some say it will have no impact unless it makes demands and organizes to make sure those demands are met. Others respond that the People should just take charge of their de…

Occupation Catalytic Butterfly

Along with a lot of other people, I’ve been wondering what’s going on with Occupy Wall Street. Although it obviously shares energy with the Wisconsin occupation and Arab Spring, its mix of persistence and lack of demands makes it a puzzle, draggin…

The Conversational Commons

The phrase “the commons” refers to domains and resources that belong to or affect the whole of a community. The “conversational commons” then embraces everything that supports or makes possible the enjoyable and productive conversations of a commu…

Capacity-building in FourYearsGo

I keep thinking that an undertaking like FourYearsGo would include all of the following capacity-building functions (among others): a. Means to develop a common theme, goal or agenda that all members/allies can support. This taps the power of coll…

Can we integrate Systems Thinking for social transformation?

There are many diverse approaches to systems thinking and, among them, many systemic approaches to furthering healthy changes in society. Within this category we can include such diverse resources as (just for example): A. Donella Meadows’ Twelve …