New thinking links

The sites below have been recommended by AIM members. Their listing does not imply endorsement by them of AIM. Nor does AIM necessarily endorse everything in these sites. Take what you like and leave the rest!

The economics of happiness  – a big picture look at where we are and what is needed. http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/

Aung San Suu Kyi – 7 minute talk on Burma and democracy. http://www.iofc.org/burma-on-verge-of-democracy-says-aung-san-suu-kyi

A 13 year old’s challenge to the UN. And to us. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQmz6Rbpnu0&feature=fvwrel

Australians All – was founded by former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser in 2006 as a website dedicated to opposing all forms of racism and discrimination, selectivity in the application of the law and public policy that seeks to divide or exclude. http://australiansall.com.au/

Former PM Malcolm Fraser – on the need for a new thinking in Australian politics. http://media.theage.com.au/news/national-times/the-zone-malcolm-fraser-3158523.html

Kanyini  – Elder Bob Randall talks of  ‘kanyini’ – the principle of connectedness that informs all aspects of Aboriginal life. It is also a tale of indigenous wisdom clashing against materialist notions of progress. YouTube trailer as a lead-in to video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvoAE27I9gg

The Australia Institute conducts research on a broad range of economic, social and environmental issues in order to inform public debate and bring greater accountability to the democratic process.  http://www.tai.org.au/node/1

The Edmund Rice Centre is involved in a range of projects and activities across the four areas of its operation in research, community education, advocacy and networking in relation to poverty and inequity in society, especially with regard to youth and Indigenous Australians. http://www.erc.org.au/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=2&MMN_position=2:2

Millennium Development Goals are eight international development goals that all 193 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organisations have agreed to achieve by the year 2015. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Development_Goals

The newdemocracy Foundation is an independent, non-partisan research organisation aiming to identify improvements to our democratic process. They aim to replace the adversarial with the deliberative, and move out of the “continuous campaign” cycle. http://www.newdemocracy.com.au/

Eureka Street A publication of Jesuit Communications Australia http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/

Oaktree Foundation  Young people working together to end global poverty  http://theoaktree.org/oaktrees-new-ceo-viv-benjamin/


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