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Hi Everyone,

This week we bring you news of Trust the People's feature in Alternative UK and XR's Peter Macfadyen being interviewed about local democracy on BBC Radio 4's The Spark, as well as next week's training schedule and other info.

XR's Future Democracy Hub is responding to the surge of community groups arising during the CV19 crisis by continuing to develop its programme of community democracy support. 

Increasing numbers of you have signed up to the Trust the People: Community Transformers Programme which provides practical tools and support to help your communities in this time of great need. 

Alongside our Community Transformers Programme, we're developing a TTP Local Group Pack to help rebels make Trust The People happen where they are! It'll be finished next week. 

This week we heard that XR members in Dorset had held People's Assemblies in schools, mostly on the crisis and sustainability. After one session, a teacher approached the facilitators in tears, explaining that two girls had severe mental health issues: one was suicidal and another had been mute for two years. Both had stood up at the end of the assembly to give feedback from their groups. It was the first time one had spoken for two years and the whole assembly applauded. Talk about giving a voice to the voiceless!

Share your stories of local democratic change with us! Either by coming to the weekly Peoples' Assembly or by emailing us directly at

Our programme next week

Reset TV is back online but note that you now need to sign in to see what's on and to register for workshops and training.

Trust the People: From Covid-19 Local Support to System Change - Presentation & People's Assembly

Monday 25th


Zoom Link 

Engaging and Supporting Communities in Lockdown - Workshop

Wednesday 27th


Zoom Link

Weekly for All Trust the People: People's Assembly, Reflect, Learn & Support

Tuesday 26th


Zoom Link

What does it mean to be a rebel?

Wednesday 27th


Zoom Link

Community Assembly Tips & Tricks

Thursday 28th


Zoom Link

Understanding ourselves and understanding others workshop

Tuesday 26th


Zoom Link

How To Hold A Listening Circle Wednesday 27th 12.30-13.30 Zoom Link
P/W: 245383
  Friday 29th 14.00-15.30 Zoom Link
P/W: 901265
  Saturday 30th 19.00-20.30 Zoom Link
P/W: 273921
Self-Organising Basics Thursday 28th 17.00-18.00 Check Reset TV 
These workshops belong to one of five modules shown in this TTP Overview

Trust the People in the Media

The Spark on BBC Radio 4

On Monday 25th May, The Spark on BBC Radio 4 features a 43 minute talk about rebuilding democracy from 

Macfadyen. Peter (literally) wrote the book on Flatpack Democracy and is one of the architects of the Trust the People programme. Here’s a short video where he explains the links between Flatpackery and Trust the People.

TTP in Alternative UK

Greg Frey and Mags Mulowska feature in Alternative UK where they talk about Trust the People: A Democratic Revolution for a time of Climate Crisis and Corona Virus. "There is a new energy for action and for filling the void left by central government. Our [TTP] programme is designed to equip people with the tools and skills they need to fan this energy into a radical flame for tackling the other crises we face." 

General introduction to TTP
See here for the introductory video from Trust the People: From Covid-19 Local Support to System Change - Presentation (24 mins)

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Invite your friends to sign up to our programme here

Have a great week
Johnny, Tash, Millie and all the gang at XR Future Democracy

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