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A guide to our future

The Rational Case for Panic

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Paul Mason’s 2015 book ‘PostCapitalism: A Guide to our future’ attracted my curiosity, his central message resonates strongly with me; the 1971 song about internment in Northern Ireland combines tragic lyrics with upbeat cheerful music.

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Tacking with a strong breeze

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I am a natural trainer and a natural writer and I enjoy both. Alpha Studio is taking on a publishing role. Yes, some of you will know that I have had two books in the energy flow and many who have asked about my writing will be pleased to hear that one of them is…

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16 Days of Action Against Violence Against Women

From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World – 16 Days Campaign

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Today I shared this link on my Facebook page; it is the most effective 16 days Campaign that I have ever seen. Well done to campaign organisers, Concern International and South African Networks. The theme of the 2013 campaign is: From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!…

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10 year anniversary

Celebrating 10 Years of Alpha Studio

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This year is Alpha Studio’s tenth anniversary! It had escaped my notice. Then congratulations messages began to come in from good friends that I have made through LinkedIn discussion threads. I appreciate the good wishes and the timely reminder as well as their warm messages. It has prompted reflection and evaluation which is invaluable to…

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Photograph of Ellen Pence

Global Movements

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Self-interest is essentially life’s expression of self-preservation, it pervades all of creation. Social activism is a form of self interest that goes beyond the individual and works consciously for the greater good. “Thatcher, thatcher milk snatcher” was a protest organised by women in England against the ending of free milk to primary school children. This…

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Flowers in the meadow

Welcome to the world of Alpha Studio

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Welcome to the world of Alpha Studio; where we create space to build resilience, space to learn and to discover solutions. The relationship between how we see our world, how we understand the kind of society we co-create and how we can make changes is our business. Behaviour, thoughts and goals are determined by how…

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