Flatpack Democracy

A DIY guide to creating independent politics
by Peter Macfadyen.

(As featured in the Guardian’s AnywhereButWestminster and Fraudcast News with Peter’s thoughts in Independent Democracy recorded here).

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Dysfunctional Democracy 1.
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Tipping Points
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Launch update….

Dysfunctional Democracy 1.

I’m unconvinced it’s an especially British trend to reject change.  If you look around the so called ‘democracies’ of the world, the vast majority of them operate in the same way as each other, and in the same way as they have done for many years.  As a town councillor I’ve been shocked over the last 3 years by the difference between how we make decisions in the council and in our families and communities.  Politics at too many levels starts with confrontation and looks for a winner, while in the rest of life we constantly seek agreement and compromise. Read More

Tipping Points

Tipping points, when we are talking Climate Change are not good news – it’s the last little thing that tips us over the brink and into the unknown.  But it’s a positive tipping point I’m seeking with Flatpack.  That will be when we sell or give away a copy which results in a big enough group of people out there who have actually read the book and are interested in discussing the issues.  That’s why we ran the Radical Walk and Launch, Read More

Launch update….

Launching Flatpack is now underway.  Hunting Raven Bookshop in Frome have copies to sell – and you can order through The Book on this site.  Over 130 ‘Likes’ and 1800 viewings on Facebook, pre-orders through this site, and a great article in the Frome Standard…. in which I rather like the picture as it has me sharpening knives. Twitter account building a head of steam and bookings for the Official launch with the Radical Walk, which is nearly full – check Resources/Launch Events to see if there are spaces.  The splendid Bread Print and Roses will be running another walk during the Frome Festival in July as well as different walks in Totnes and Bath in early May – details in the link above.  Read More

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