Comments Paul Lacey, product marketing engineer and co-founder of CAN, “I can’t wait to get kicked off my own site!”
Copperopolis, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2011
The Civil Action Network (CAN), an independent media organization, is excited to announce the launch of its new website this July 4:
featuring revolutionary concepts in news publishing and social governance. Primarily through independent referendum and news, CAN hopes to create an online community organized around peaceful civil action and sustainable living. In much the same way that wikipedia challenges for-profit encyclopedias, CAN’s new public-domain platform empowers a distributed network of individual users to author and upload complete news stories, referendum, position papers, and more from their own perspectives.
The new system is more than just a network of blogs. With this launch, CAN also debuts a new quality control system for user generated content that is democratized. Contributors to the CAN news site must pass through screening by daily CAN readers before being granted full access to the publishing system. This allows CAN readers to dictate the writing quality and, to some extent, the subject matter coverage that they expect in their news. The system is so decentralized that not even the CAN founders are exempt from this process. Comments Paul Lacey, product marketing engineer and co-founder of CAN, “I can’t wait to get kicked off my own site!”
CAN’s referenda system is also potentially revolutionary. Participants can express their views by writing and voting on informally proposed laws. Should a referendum through CAN garner a high level of support, it would be forwarded to the appropriate authorities for consideration – with accountability updates provided to the authors and supporters of the measure.
Comments Greg Glaser, attorney at law and founder of CAN, “This is a forum where people can vote for change, even fundamental change. By linking together news, referenda, and community building features, CAN encourages individuals to voice their opinions and propose peaceful solutions to the problems we face. Perhaps you agree with me that war games and environmental contamination and debt are spiraling out of control. And if so, perhaps you’ll also agree with my proposed referenda.”
Founded in 2008, and headquartered on a sustainability-oriented ranch in Copperopolis, California, the Civil Action Network (CAN) is an independent media organization operated by Greg Glaser to expose the real causes behind the crises we face, and empower individuals to choose sustainable solutions. With both original and re-sourced content, CAN hopes to focus a lens on the realities of our world rather than propaganda and other distortions. We seek to present evidence that throughout history, many people, businesses, and nations have profited by harming others unfairly, so sovereign nations should endeavor to perform restorative justice. Our goal is to promote justice, liberty and sustainable living.