As many writers and activists have declared for some time now, Canadians -- and citizens in all English-speaking developed countries -- are facing a crisis in democracy. Another way of putting it is that we face a democratic deficit. That term harkens back to a book written 35 years ago called the Crisis in Democracy, commissioned by the Trilateral Commission (TLC), an international neo-liberal forum of CEOs, former and current heads of state and free market academics. The crisis they were talking about was different. As Samuel Huntington, a prominent American neo-liberal wrote in the book, there was "an excess of democracy." Too many people were asking governments for too many things -- and, even more dangerous, beginning to believe they were entitled to them.
Trade School Toronto is an alternative learning space that runs on a barter system. Pay for class with a barter item (like food, supplies or help) that your teacher requests!
The Trade School model started in New York in 2010, and this Fall, a group of artists and community organizers in Toronto have banded together to organize 4 days of workshops, offered on a barter system. We’re set with a space, 14 one and a half hour workshop blocks, and the time to do the outreach and organizing. Now, we need folks like you to submit proposals for workshops that you’d be interested in leading as part of this initiative!
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