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Issue 140


Find Issue #140, (Fall 2008) – “Politics in Community” of Communities Magazine here!

Running for Office from the Commune

Posted on September 7, 2008 by

Author: Nick Licata Published in Communities Magazine Issue #140 I opened my morning paper anxious to read the first article on my race for a position on Seattle’s City Council. I was living in PRAG House, an old mansion in the Capitol Hill neighborhood that a group of us had converted into a collective 25… Read More


Business and Well-Being

Posted on September 7, 2008 by

Author: Tree Bressen Published in Communities Magazine Issue #140 Q: Historically, our group has felt fairly unified in our core values. Our business discussions and decisions rested on certain basic assumptions and expectations, including the importance of respecting others, welcoming feedback, accepting personal responsibility for feelings and actions, avoiding blame, and—to the best of our… Read More


Every Politician Should Live in a Commune

Posted on September 7, 2008 by

After living in the PRAG House collective for 25 years before running for office, a Seattle City Councilor recommends that anyone entering politics consider experiencing intentional community first.


Searching for Republicans…and Other Elephants in the Community Living Room

Posted on September 7, 2008 by

An informal survey raises several compelling questions: Can communitarians
learn to focus on larger-scale politics as much as on internal politics? Should they? What’s proper political etiquette in community? And have you ever met a communitarian who is not left of center?


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