world war superhero named dwight, on how to avoid a US military dictatorship : guard against the acquisition of influence by the military-industrial complex. uh oh.

how to start and sustain a military dictatorship in the united states of america, part 2 Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense.……

how to start and sustain a military dictatorship in the united states of america

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in the last 7 million years of our primate existence, until, maybe, 12 score and 0 years ago, almost all our human families, groups, nations, and our tribes lived under an almost unbroken chain of military dictatorships. in all of those 7 million years (-,~12.0s), the only exception may have been the endangered bonobo “dwarf” chimps, who are ruled by……

#Project22 Lessons in Revolution – Homeless in San Jose, an Introduction, 2 : Statistics, Damn Lies, and Damn, Lives

with Jose Javier Lujano, Policy Analyst Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo (f, t, i) STATS from the Mayor’s Office 5000 number of homeless in San Jose the LARGEST homeless population in the United States of America conservative estimate 700 lowside estimate number of homeless veterans in San Jose VETERANS! people who killed and almost died for you politicians and bureaucrats……

foundation industries, philippines, iron & steel series : requirements – BOTTOMS UP!

< Previously on Leo’s so-called mind: foundation industries, philippines, iron & steel series : requirements. Dearly Beloved Friends & Family all over The Philippine Establishment : Please build the infrastructure you should have ALREADY built for The People forever ago (instead of wasting or.and.or stealing their money), then: Git.Out.The.Way final installment a love note to my……

foundation industries, philippines, iron & steel series : requirements. Dearly Beloved Friends & Family all over The Philippine Establishment : Please build the infrastructure you should have ALREADY built for The People forever ago (instead of wasting or.and.or stealing their money), then: Git.Out.The.Way

< previous: foundation industries, philippines, iron & steel series : requirements. State subsidies? sorry for that cliche, it was still fresh when i used it for this slide, i swear next :…

Best practice malpractice

First in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series. I was asked to prepare a presentation for the “Someone’s Done That Already: the Best Practice of Using Best Practices” session of the June 2 Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp on Empowering Communities. So I got help from a few friends who know far more about best practices in……

Best Practice resources from Richard Layman

This is the second installment in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series. Richard Layman, author of  Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space, is an urban/commercial district revitalization & transportation/mobility advocate and consultant, based in Washington, DC. On the practice of hoarding/sharing best practices, Richard says: Most people think their communities are unique. Of course……

Knowledge-sharing resources from Diane Dyson

This is the third installment in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series. Diane Dyson (@Diane_Dyson) is Manager for Planning & Research at WoodGreen Community Services, and author of Belonging Community. She says there’s no real rhyme or reason to her selections, but thought that each of these were simply good examples of how knowledge-sharing……

Summer reading from the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Fourth in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series. Matthew Singh is a Systems Analyst at a prominent foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area, and as an AmeriCorps volunteer helped many nonprofits with technology and organizing. A grad of International Development Studies at UC Berkeley, he was accepted into Harvard University’s Masters program in……

Power tools in Community Tool Box, from Christina Holt

Fifth in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series. Christina Holt is Associate Director for Community Tool Box Services at Work Group for Community Health and Development. She got her MA in Child Development and Psychology, and her BA in Community Leadership Development, from the University of Kansas. Christina was a Research Associate at the……

Neighborhood Problem Solver, from Colin Gallagher

Sixth in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series. Colin Gallagher served in the U.S. Peace Corps in El Salvador from 1998 to 2000. Since then he’d completed several local government assignments, including a civic engagement program for the City of Salinas in California. He founded the Civic Engagement and Dialogue Practitioners group on LinkedIn.……

How to build a neighborhood playground: recommended resources at KaBOOM! by Lisa Palmer

Seventh in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series. Lisa Palmer (@lattman) is Director for Corporate Partnerships at KaBOOM! where she encourages corporations to participate in making kids’ dreams come true by building the kind of playgrounds that inspired her to play, and dream, as a child. Play Matters – Great ideas and examples for……

Julian Dobson: Gather and share, gather and share

Eighth in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series. Julian Dobson (@JulianDobson) is director at Urban Pollinators Ltd, and co-founder of Our Society. He is also author of Living with Rats, founding editor of New Start magazine, Fellow of the RSA, and a voluntary board member at the Centre for Local Economic Strategies. David Barrie……

The “best practice” would be constantly improved – Mat Dryhurst

Ninth in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series. Mat Dryhurst is Community Manager at Craigslist Foundation, and has worked on its LikeMinded project from design to implementation. “Best Practices”, Mat says “are dynamic pieces of information. Things change, our tools change, our perspectives change. A ‘best’ practice can’t be confirmed without sharing the information fast,……

Resources for Social Capitalists, from David Crowley

Tenth in our Best practices in Community Empowerment series. David Crowley is President & Founder of Social Capital Inc, which strengthens communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. SCI envisions a nation where individuals are strongly connected to their neighbors, and play an active role in shaping the destiny of their……