Undercurrent

Apps for democracy

Pia Mancini, a 33-year-old Argentinian woman has devoted her time recently to launching non-profit organisations and collaborative projects that could change the way citizens engage with politics all over the world. She creates apps and builds platforms that enable citizens to interact directly with politics.

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Marinaleda, a remarkable Spanish town

Marinaleda, a remarkable Spanish town, has no unemployment, no police and almost free housing. It reminds us that alternative economic models are not only possible, they already exist.

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Whole Foods Market

What binds Whole Foods Market ’ 30.000 associates into a community is a common cause-to reverse the industrialization of the world’s food supply and give people better things to eat.

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Head of Barrowford school in Lancashire writes unusual letter

The head of a primary school in Lancashire, Rachel Tomlinson, sent a tender and unusual letter to pupils following their exam results. The letter stated that the school staff was concerned that these tests do not always assess all of what it that make each of them special and unique

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MOOC

Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC’s) are open access courses for a large audience. Thousands of learners can participate at each of the courses.Students from Argentinia to Zimbabwe, from Japan to Cananda, can follow the classes by professors of the best universities in the world. The scale of a MOOC however, requires university professors to fundamentally adapt their approach.

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To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.

– Howard Zinn

We choose democracy and human rights over banks

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One person CAN make a difference

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can do only little. Do what you can! One person can make a difference, and every person should try, to quote John F. Kennedy. Together we build a brighter future! Watch the inspirational video

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Doing is the best kind of thinking

We need to work differently, to give creativity a chance.

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FAVI

If you think that new ways of organising can be found only among small start-up companies and Internet firms, you probably have not heard the story of FAVI, a French copper foundry. In the early seventies, Jean-Francois Zobrist was put in control of this company by the family that had built it. Although it was […]

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Hoppenbrouwers

The Dutch Hoppenbrouwers firm was started in 1918 as a small shop in electric fittings. The business grew and expanded and when son Theo took over, the family firm had grown into an electrical engineering company with ten employees. Although he was reluctant to take on responsibility for the company at the age of 21, […]

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