Resources for Initiatives in Reform of American Governance
1. A New Transpartisian Initiative by Steve Bhaerman and Joseph McCormick: "We are living in what Tom Paine would have called “soul-trying” times. In the face of multiplying crises – economic, ecologic, political and spiritual – it’s becoming more apparent that fundamental change is required. The good news is, what is needed isn’t revolution, but evolution. The other news is, this evolutionary alternative must be clearly expressed, carefully developed, and made tangible to the millions and millions of Americans who see that something is profoundly wrong, but don’t know what to do about it.
2. Paul Bernstein, an activist in the Boston area, calls our attention to the mass movement “No Labels” (launched on December 13, 2010). Paul has formed an issue-and-activism grouping under the No Labels umbrella called “Media without Manipulation”. Here is its founding statement: "This group's concern is to raise the quality of news reporting so that it: - stimulates critical thinking - speaks fairly and respectfully about crucial issues - and preserves an awareness that our community is ALL Americans. By contrast, current media outlets that make a habit of spreading hatred and polarization are hurting our country profoundly (even if they like to call themselves patriots)."
3. David Korten is a key figure in our world today helping completely reframe mainstream thinking and debate on economic issues. He is the author of several best-selling books, including, "When Corporations Rule the World," "Agenda for a New Economy" and "The Great Turning."
4. On the topic of banking/financial and Wall St. reform, and reinventing local economies, some readers consider Ellen Brown one of the most important personalities out there - a very powerful, patient and persuasive thinker, writer and advocate. She's the author of an excellent book about the Fed and the central banking system, titled "Web of Debt": http://www.webofdebt.com/
5. Another profound personality active promoting new financial and community options is Catherine Austin Fitts. Her website is: http://solari.com/
6. For those who wish to see a hard-hitting indictment of alleged Wall Street corruption, former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura is now in the 2nd season of his TruTV television series "Conspiracy Theory." Some episodes can be seen on YouTube, beginning with this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q23p4u1rIIc.