The Open Organization shows how an open and innovative model can help your organization build community, respond quickly to opportunities, harness resources and talent, and inspire, motivate, and empower people at all levels to act with accountability. Brimming with Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst’s personal stories and candid advice for leaders, the book gives readers an insider’s look into open collaboration and management inside one of the world’s most revolutionary companies.
Read an excerpt or buy the book at theopenorganizationbook.com.
How governments avoid transparency and sideline citizens through ‘oral government’ and deleting public records
Presented by InterPARES Trust and the Canadian Centre for Information and Privacy Studies
This short documentary uses an infamous Canadian incident — the ‘Triple Delete’ scandal — to illustrate how many governments around the world are moving to a form of “oral government” — failing to keep essential records of their decisions, and even illegally destroying records to avoid accountability. This subverts freedom of information laws and suppresses democratic participation.
In 2015 the government of British Columbia was caught improperly deleting email records concerning missing and murdered indigenous women along the “Highway of Tears”. The scandal opened a window on an entire toolkit of bad records practices that go on today within governments across Canada and around the world.
What is the future of protest when we are not only forced to keep our distance, but also subjected to increasingly intrusive and sophisticated surveillance systems online?
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus at various places in the world, we have been given a taste of protest in a one-half meter society: thousands of people in one square or field, well away from each other, each neatly contained within a circle drawn on the ground. Protesting has always been linked to physical proximity: 'shoulder-to-shoulder'.
VPRO Documentary explores the future of protest with Micah White (leader of the Occupy movement), and John Jordan (anti-globalist). All have experience in how the big issues of our time, such as climate change, social inequality, racism and environmental issues, can be successfully addressed and influenced through activism.
Director Jan Beddegenoodts has been part of an international movement that connects 'rave' with protest for over a decade. Young people gather to dance and party. Worldwide, these parties are the breeding ground, overture and expression of social and political action. That was the case in Palestine, Berlin, Detroit, Sao Paulo, Belgrade and Tblisi. With his camera he was at most of these events to record how engagement was forged into a powerful and hopeful protest.
Directed by Jos de Putter and Jan Beddegenoodts.
Research: Jan Beddegenoodts and Olaf Oudheusden
Camera: Robert Monchen and Jan Beddegenoodts.
Production: Olivier Schuringa
Editing: Jan Beddegenoodts
Final editing: Doke Romeijn and Geert Rozinga
In the year 2000, in a war barely noticed outside Yugoslavia, the indicted war criminal Slobodan Milosevic fought to hold power. He controlled a battle-hardened army, a tough police force, and most of the news media. But he underestimated his opponents, led by a student movement called Otpor! (‘resistance’), who attacked the regime with ridicule, rock music, and a willingness to be arrested. Their courage and audacity inspired others to overcome their fear and join the fight.
Otpor! students were the shock troops in what became an army of human rights and pro-democracy activists who systematically undermined police and army loyalty to Milosevic and forced him to call early elections. When Milosevic refused to accept his defeat at the polls, the people responded with a general strike. As normal life ground to a halt, Serbs by the hundreds of thousands descended on the capital on October 5 to seize the parliament in a dramatic triumph for democracy. Milosevic was arrested and extradited to the Hague to stand trial for crimes against humanity in June 2001.
In this video we are going to explore the most dangerous of all psychic epidemics, the mass psychosis. A mass psychosis is an epidemic of madness and it occurs when a large portion of a society loses touch with reality and descends into delusions. Such a phenomenon is not a thing of fiction. Two examples of mass psychoses are the American and European witch hunts 16th and 17th centuries and the rise of totalitarianism in the 20th century.
This video will aim to answer questions surrounding mass psychosis: What is it? How does is start? Has it happened before? Are we experiencing one right now? And if so, how can the stages of a mass psychosis be reversed?
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From Dictatorship to Democracy is a serious introduction to the use of nonviolent action to topple dictatorships. Originally published in 1993 in Thailand for distribution among Burmese dissidents, this booklet has since been translated into more than thirty different languages and spread worldwide.
"Everyday Rebellion" is a documentary about the power of the peaceful protests and the new forms of civil disobedience in a time of global upheavel. The film by Arman and Arash T. Riahi is currently in production and is expected to be shown in cinemas end of 2013. The accompanying webseries "Creative Resistance" by ARTE Creative presents every week methods of peaceful protest that are presented by icons of the movements, activists, artists but also by creative users. "Everyday Rebellion" is a production of the Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservices and Mira Film, in coproduction with ORF, ZDF in collaboration with ARTE, Schweizer Fernsehen and with the support of: MEDIA, FILMFONDS WIEN, BUNDESAMT FÜR KULTUR, ZÜRCHER FILMSTIFTUNG, INNOVATIVE FILM and Pixel Lab.
We are living in an age of mass political participation, and civil resistance has emerged as a mainstay of the many social movements active around the world. On this episode of Behind the Book, we speak with Erica Chenoweth, Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard Kennedy School, about their new book, "Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know," which provides a robust introduction to the theory and practice of civil resistance.
In the first half I prove that "Build Back Better" & The Great Reset is one fascist plan for total control of the world. I show you exactly where it comes from. Next, I get into why people who know about it are fighting against it. Finally I end with some hope!! We're going to beat these people, but first we have to cut through the media lies.
Police repression is being routinely carried out in response to Germany’s Infection Protection Law which denies fundamental rights to oppose the Merkel government’s lockdown policies, which have triggered unemployment and poverty throughout the country.
“Anti-lockdown protesters have compared the Infection Protection Law, proposed by Angela Merkel’s government, to the law that paved the way for Adolf Hitler’s dictatorship in 1933”.
In Germany, people are being arrested for challenging the Lockdown political consensus.
The Government claims that the new legislation is there to “protect the population in the event of an epidemic situation of national importance’. Nonsense. It is there to sustain the interests of the financial establishment.
LIVE IN NEW WESTMINSTER, CANADA AT THE COURT CASE OF MAK PARHAR. Even though he is healthy, he broke the "quarantine act" because Mak Parhar did not "self isolate" for 2 weeks after returning to Vancouver after travelling to North Carolina. They gave him 3 fines (over $1,000 each) and then arrested him, and threw him in jail for 90 hours and now it is going through the court system.