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Carne Ross on Being an Agent of Change
video interview by Bill Moyers

Carne Ross on Being Agents of Change from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.

If you’re disillusioned about government, know that you aren’t entirely powerless to create change. So says Bill’s guest Carne Ross. Once the rising star of British diplomacy and now a global activist, Ross’ book The Leaderless Revolution outlines ways to create alternative systems of governance and commerce.

Carne Ross on Being an Agent of Change
April 5, 2012

If you’re disillusioned about government, know that you aren’t entirely powerless to create change. So says Bill’s guest Carne Ross. Once the rising star of British diplomacy and now a global activist, Ross’ book The Leaderless Revolution outlines ways to create alternative systems of governance and commerce.

“We have to accept that government is no longer fixing things for us. Whoever’s in charge, whichever bunch of politicians has taken over government, they will not provide the answer,” Ross tells Moyers. “We have to instead take on the burden ourselves. That is a fundamental cultural change, and I think it requires a real examination of our role in political circumstances.”

Ross, who resigned his British diplomatic role in objection to his government’s positions during the Iraq War, shares nine crucial principles for effective citizen action. He also describes his work with the Occupy movement to devise an alternative banking system – an “Occupy Bank” – more aligned with the public interest.

More About Carne Ross:

http://billmoyers.com/guest/carne-ross/