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Little Things

I’ve had a good and busy week so far, one filled with reminders of why it is I do what I do, and how exactly we have to go about doing it. 1,084 more words

Let's Build A League of Democracies

When Sir Winston Churchill wrote his epic four-volume book, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, he attempted to chart the divisions embedded within the English-speaking countries of the world. 64 more words


New NT evidence suggests lack of democracy in local planning

As the Government puts the final touches to the Housing White Paper, the National Trust and Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) has launched new evidence… 429 more words

National Trust

Food and Power in Hawai'i - Summary and Reflection

I just finished reading Food and Power in Hawai’i: Visions of Food Democracy. I disagree with the framing of the book around “food democracy” as opposed to “food sovereignty” (see below for why), but there are some very useful insights to be gained from the book about conversations we need to have and actions we can take to improve food security for Hawai’i. 865 more words

Social Justice

On Glocalism

2016 will be marked as the year that globalization slipped. It isn’t dead by any means, and this may only be a blip, but it certainly took some serious steps backwards last year. 2,514 more words


Las Vegas as the UK’s post Brexit business model is a bad idea, here is why.

Mark Littlewood, Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs[1] (IEA), argues in a Financial Times article that a post Brexit UK should emulate Las Vegas. 3,932 more words


Localism and Community


I know, what we have for a winter isn’t much, relatively speaking, but for us mild-weather nerds in Olympia, this has been a cold one so far.  675 more words

Urban Farming