This year, vote with me for a good country

First We Take Manhattan

TEDx Tauranga is on July 18, so I am a little addicted to TED Talks at the moment. In the scale of things, this is an inoffensive addiction. This evening I watched a TED Talk by Simon Anholt about the Good Country Index. If you have 15 minutes, I recommend his talk:

We are in the 90 day period until our election. I haven’t blogged since I got back because I am deeply invested in our election and deeply cynical about what will happen; torn between two poles, I’ve struggled to formulate a thought to share about what to do on September 20. Well, Simon has broken the dam.

On September 20, I want to encourage you to vote for people who are going to help us be a good country.

A good country is a country that contributes to the common good of humanity. A country that looks outside…

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About Makere

A transplanted New Zealand Scots/Maori academic/grandmother/random singer and sometime activist, my life is shaped by a deep conviction of the necessity for active critical engagement in the multi-faceted global and local crises of being and survival of species that confront us in the 21st century, the urgency of re-visioning the meaning of thriving together, and the contribution of Indigenous knowledge systems to a truly sustainable and just global society.
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