My Political, Economic and Religious Self-Education

"The general population doesn't know what's happening. And it doesn't even know that it doesn't know." -Noam Chomsky Unknown Unknowns My politicization began roughly a decade ago and has steadily developed since then. When I moved from rural Alberta to Edmonton, I knew little to nothing about the world and how it operated. I didn't have a political … Continue reading My Political, Economic and Religious Self-Education

Propaganda of the Deed

The children of Marinaleda have the pleasure to tell you about the situation in Andalusia and specifically, Marinaleda. A few days ago, our parents, in an open assembly, agreed to go on hunger strike. We are in solidarity with them. We have been on hunger strike for several days. Why are we on hunger strike? … Continue reading Propaganda of the Deed

Selling Off the UK Government to the Lowest Bidder

Government outsourcing--contracting private companies to provide public services--can produce amazing results. The process links government revenue with business tools. When a government's own in-house capacity is limited, contracting private companies can be an essential solution, whether it's providing stationary or building bridges. Outsourcing can also be a stressful exercise, as John Glenn, American astronaut and the … Continue reading Selling Off the UK Government to the Lowest Bidder

On the Job

After a few weeks of work at the Bole District Assembly, I'm slowly finding my bearings. Here's my office for the next few months. Specifically, Office 6 on the 3rd floor. I am working in one of the Central Administrative departments - the District Planning and Coordinating Unit (DPCU). My main colleagues are the District Coordinating Director (DCD, or … Continue reading On the Job