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Jean-Louis Lamboray

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“With the government’s decree of the state of emergence, the controls at the Belgian border Lille is plagued with those traffic jams!” Of course, our Chilean friend who was giving us a ride back to the Lille train station meant to refer to the state of emergency. But what a beautiful slip of the tongue! Indeed, isn’t it urgent to recognize and to support the state of emergence of our world?

Vanessa Reid

'If there had been no crisis, we could not have known this quality of being together was possible'
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This spring, for the first time in the four years that we have been working on the ground with citizens in Greece, I heard Greeks saying that they are grateful for the collapse of their systems.

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A visual harvest of a Jan. 11 town hall on jobs and the local economy hosted by Member of Parliament Maryam Monsef in her Peterborough-Kawartha riding. Illustration by Axiom News team member Yvonne Hollandy. (See full illustration here).

MP's town halls are flirting with new ways of inviting citizens into ownership of their future

PETERBOROUGH - Canadian Federal Member of Parliament Maryam Monsef’s recent community gatherings in her Peterborough-Kawartha riding are modelling new forms of participatory process and citizen leadership. “I see citizens taking ownership of the question,” Maryam said, as over 120 citizens engaged in intimate conversations in circles of three at a January 11 town hall on jobs and the economy.

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