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GN21 Focus Webinar - Social Change Piecemeal Or Critically Total

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Join us in this webinar with Clive Menzies to discuss how change should not be incremental but based on a critical understanding of the integrated nature of how our society and economy works.

You can register and join this webinar here at Register if you are interested and cannot join as you will then be sent a recording.

Many activists and campaigners focus on symptoms and campaign to relieve symptoms in an incremental way without any coherent vision.

R Buckminster Fuller once said - “You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

Relieving symptoms is important and necessary but policies to address symptoms can only be steps on the mousewheel of the current political economy, in which we are driven in perpetual, accelerating circles until such time as the wheel breaks and everything collapses.

The political economy is an integrated system and until we understand the overall shape and thrust of the system, applying the wrong levers for change can have unintended and disastrous consequences.

Clive Menzies helps to organise the Critical Thinking Group and is a political economist, editor and communicator at Critical Thinking at the Free University.

He will discuss how critical thinking precedes Critical Action and if we are going to change the world for better, we need to think differently.

· The first action is self-organise our learning to share information and analysis.

· The second is to co-create solutions to withdraw consent to be lied to, manipulated and exploited.

Join us in this interesting debate and raise questions and your comments.