Eight lessons from Barcelona en Comú on how to Take Back Control

From OpenDemocracy: “We’re living in extraordinary times that demand brave and creative solutions. If we’re able to imagine a different city, we’ll have the power to transform it.” – Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona.

On 24 May 2015, the citizen platform Barcelona en Comú was elected as the minority government of the city of Barcelona. Along with a number of other cities across Spain, this election was the result of a wave of progressive municipal politics across the country, offering an alternative to neoliberalism and corruption.

With Ada Colau – a housing rights activist – catapulted into the position of Mayor, and with a wave of citizens with no previous experience of formal politics finding themselves in charge of their city, BComú is an experiment in progressive change that we can’t afford to ignore.

[Read full article on OpenDemocracy…]

Talking point: “6 problems with the modern schooling system”

The school system is out of date, preparing children for a 19th Century world, not a 21st Century one. That’s the premise of this 5-minute video, watched over 6 million times on Facebook.

How would you like to see the next progressive government overhaul our schools?

6 Problems With Modern Schooling System

6 Problems With Modern Schooling System.Share your thoughts and comments below.(via @ youtu.be/okpg-lVWLbE)

Posted by Great Big Minds on Monday, November 13, 2017