Editor's note: This piece was written after an abundance of frustration at what appears to be a complete lack of understanding about our political process, something that perhaps watching the conventions might change. But in the meantime, if you don't have patience for this magnum opus (tee hee) that's born of personal experience in the political realm, then here's a snarky … [Read more...]
Action by government on Transition issues with opportunities for advocates to engage the political system for positive change.
If one more Californian tells me how “progressive” California is, I am going to scream. "Progressivism" is the term applied to a variety of responses to the economic and social problems that were introduced to America by industrialization. It began as a social movement and grew into a political one. Early Progressives rejected Social Darwinism, believing that the problems … [Read more...]
Over the past couple of months the story keeping many people on the edge of their seats has been the ongoing dilemma of Greece's detested debt burden, its Great Depression-worthy 25% contraction of its economy, and its voluntary or even forced withdrawal from the eurozone – the fabled "Grexit." For about five years now, heavy austerity policies (cutbacks in government … [Read more...]
Tomorrow, February 11, Transition Voice will join a worldwide Internet protest against online surveillance by the NSA and other U.S. spy agencies. Below we re-post a call-to-action from the group Demand Progress. If you care about protecting freedom on the Internet, we hope you'll take part. -- Ed. Dear Users of the Internet, In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA … [Read more...]
Despite all the talk, the federal government shutdown hasn't greatly affected daily life for most Americans so far. Some have been hit hard, especially federal employees, those receiving certain benefit payments, and tourists planning to visit the Smithsonian or a national park. But as apocalypses go, a couple weeks without "non-essential" federal services has been … [Read more...]