Monthly Archives: June 2011

Personal Democracy Forum Highlights

Personal Democracy Forum was over two weeks ago, so this post is a little overdue, but perhaps as a result I’ll only remember the standout learnings from the two days. This year, PDF was held at New York University, with … Continue reading

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Van Jones’ Speech at Netroots Nation

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Netroots Nation Wrap-Up

“You and me are floating on a tidal wave/ Together/ You and me are drifting into outer space” – Coldplay, ‘X & Y’ I’m on another continent now, having left the country I always find it the hardest to leave. … Continue reading

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Is America Fundamentally Broken?

I wasn’t supposed to go to Chicago. My flight to get to Netroots Nation was booked from DC to Minneapolis, with 20 minutes to change in Chicago O’Hare International airport. But arriving at the airport, the first leg has been … Continue reading

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The Best of the Rest of Boston

After my meeting with Marshall Ganz, I had a long list of other amazing people to meet. First I went to meet Josh Lynch, an old friend from the US youth climate movement who helped start the Energy Action Coalition, … Continue reading

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Marshall Ganz meeting in Boston

Boston was over a week ago now, and I’m only just getting the time to write about it – in between meetings, social events and a killer flu that’s knocked me down for the past few days and I’m desperately … Continue reading

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Movement Growth & Strategic Capacity

One of the key things I’m researching while I’m overseas doing my Churchill fellowship is movement growth. What does it take for a movement, especially a grassroots “real world” movement to grow, sustain growth, and continue to engage mass numbers … Continue reading

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