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Off the Pages (impressions)

Written By: - Date published: 11:59 am, January 19th, 2014 - 11 comments
Categories: activism, community democracy, democratic participation, political education, Politics - Tags: , ,

On yesterdays get together at ‘the botanics’,  I think it’s appropriate to pass on the appreciation self professed lurkers expressed for/of posters and commenters who provide political debate and perspectives on these pages.

Briefly, there was some fairly wide ranging, informal discussion including some initial explorations of likely structure, collective potential and future possibilities.

On a basic level, it was agreed that whatever eventuates will be neither tied to or associated with ‘the standard’ nor any political party/org.

It was also agreed to meet again next Saturday at the same time and place (1pm at the bandstand). So, if you want to shape or influence how this nascent political presence might manifest itself in the future, simply come along and add your voice/expertise/understandings/enthusiasm and also, spread the word.

(I’ll post a reminder by way of a comment on Friday’s Open mike)

11 comments on “Off the Pages (impressions)”

  1. Pasupial 1

    We’ve planted a seed, come help nurture it.

  2. Colonial Viper 2

    Yep good times. People came along, spoke for themselves, their own views, their truth as it is lived day to day, and not that of party affiliations or other organisations.

    I quite liked that.

    Democratic and supportive. A lot of real people read The Standard. Bring a friend or family member :)

  3. NZ Femme 3

    It was a pleasure meeting you all. :)

    I’ll be back, hopefully with one or two others in tow.

    Y’all were an interesting, smart, and FUN bunch of people to hang out with on a Saturday afternoon.

    And kudos to Bill for persuading the bar to open early for us afterwards.

  4. Rosie 4

    Nice work folks. May you flourish.

  5. mickysavage 5

    Good stuff Bill.

    • Bill 5.1

      Appreciate where you’re coming from MS, but seriously – for getting ‘the Inch’ to open….yup, I’ll take some credit for that. The rest, though? All I did was pick up on a comment made here at ‘ts’ and throw it up as a proposition in a post. So, outside of that 5 minutes of typing, I’ve done no more and no less in terms of contribution or bringing things to realisation than anyone else who turned up yesterday.

  6. tricledrown 6

    the bats are playing next weekend .

    • Bill 6.1

      On Sunday. Whereas we’ll be there on Saturday. Still, I guess that means some folk will hitting the botanics twice in the one weekend 😉

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