People for Peace, Justice, and Healing
September 22, 2012
People for Peace, Justice, and Healing met on September 8, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Antique Sandwich Company in Ruston. Present for check-in were Mark, Marilyn, Louisa, Sheila, Colleen, Susan H., and Rob.
1. INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES (Louisa).
(a) Local political associations are necessary to the survival of democracy, is the fundamental theme of Tocqueville's Democracy in America. (b) Of the intentional communities visited on Louisa's recent trip to Missouri, East Wind was the most interesting. (c) Miscommunication and loss of trust are the basic causes of breakdown in intentional communities. (d) There appears to be deep disaffection from and disconnection with the larger society among those involved in these communities.
2. DNC (Louisa)
Delegates were very diverse.
3. FREEDOM OF SPEECH (Colleen)
1. ROBERT REICH (Sallie)
Robert Reich, former secretary of labor (1993-1997) and Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak at the University of Puget Sound's Schneebeck Hall at 8:00 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 4, 2012, on "The Global Economy and the Future of Everything National." Admission is $20. More information available here.