The challenge of democratizing democracy is key to the survival of our society. Without putting a participatory democracy in place, we can never reverse the environmental crisis, and establish a balance with Nature.
Dimitri Roussopoulos, author of Political Ecology: Beyond Environmentalism
Bill Freeman champions the idea that it is possible to achieve social justice democratically through organizing from the ground up.
Adam Vaughan, MP, Spadina—Fort York
This is a very important book. It argues that only grassroots organizations can bring the changes we need to reform our political practices and engage people in public life.
Irene Mathyssen, MP, London—Fanshaw
In this highly readable book, Bill Freeman successfully captures the history, and the vast breadth and depth, of Canadian community based organizations. He tells their stories with insight, often derived from his own personal involvement. This book will inspire, and delivers a road map for our communities, and our country. Even better, he shows how to get there.
Brian Iler, lawyer and community activist