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How MakerCulture Is Reinventing Politics

Feb 19, 2010, 10:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katie Atkinson, Shannon Kelley, Conal Pierse, Alana Power)

[ Thanks to Barbara Irwin for this link. ]

"What happens when the political becomes personal? Then who has the power?

"Does Stephen Harper because he's our prime minister? For sure. Does Oprah Winfrey because she's a multi-million media celebrity who likes to share her political views and ideas? Yep, she's got some sway. How about ordinary citizens who come together to champion certain causes, or try to tackle certain socio-economic problems? Do they have any political power? Darn right they do. And they're what MakerCulture politics is all about. People, united in cause, working together to spread a message and set changes in action.

"Whether at the local, provincial, national or global level, examples of MakerCulture politics are everywhere. And in this episode we'll open your eyes to just some of these movements. We'll show you that political power is not limited to a select few with high profile positions. Rather, it's everywhere there's people coming together to make change happen."

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