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If you oppose Donald Trump, please don’t hate him

SUSAN L. RHODES AND CHARLES R. SCHWENK

When we allow ourselves to fall victim to hatred, we are doing our opponents’ work for them.

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What really happened when Kanye West met Donald Trump?

EDWARD SUGDEN
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The famous rapper shows how racially-defined but wealthy individuals are used to mask deep structures of oppression.

How to treat a stranger in need: a moral response to the migrant caravans

DON MACKENZIE and JAMAL RAHMAN AND TED FALCON
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Throughout history, the story of Exodus has inspired people around the world fleeing persecution.

If you oppose Donald Trump, please don’t hate him

SUSAN L. RHODES AND CHARLES R. SCHWENK

When we allow ourselves to fall victim to hatred, we are doing our opponents’ work for them.

openDemocracy.net - free thinking for the world

What really happened when Kanye West met Donald Trump?

EDWARD SUGDEN
openDemocracy.net - free thinking for the world

The famous rapper shows how racially-defined but wealthy individuals are used to mask deep structures of oppression.

How to treat a stranger in need: a moral response to the migrant caravans

DON MACKENZIE and JAMAL RAHMAN AND TED FALCON
openDemocracy.net - free thinking for the world

Throughout history, the story of Exodus has inspired people around the world fleeing persecution.



Meet the activist who brought Monopoly Man to life

Behind the fake mustache and provocative message is a dedicated activist for economic justice.

How to treat a stranger in need: a moral response to the migrant caravans

Throughout history, the story of Exodus has inspired people around the world fleeing persecution.

If you oppose Donald Trump, please don’t hate him

When we allow ourselves to fall victim to hatred, we are doing our opponents’ work for them.

The dangers of a push-button Brexit

The 2016 vote offered a binary choice of in or out. Any new vote must expand the conversation.

What really happened when Kanye West met Donald Trump?

The famous rapper shows how racially-defined but wealthy individuals are used to mask deep structures of oppression.

Freedom is claimed, not granted

Today’s actions by Central Americans and Palestinians show a historic convergence of resistance to borders.

Why co-ops and community farms can’t close the racial wealth gap

Circulating local dollars or pounds can’t create more wealth when there isn’t enough to begin with.

Finding purpose in the future of work

Supporting disadvantaged young people to find meaningful careers benefits both them and the rest of society.

Are you really on our side?

We are all interdependent, but a person’s economic situation determines whether dependency is seen as acceptable or not.

Lessons on building democracy after nonviolent revolutions

Why do some nonviolent revolutions end in democracy while others do not?

Refugee-to-refugee humanitarianism

The realities of care-giving belie the assumption that male refugees, especially those from Muslim backgrounds, pose an inherent threat to Europe.

“We deserve the right to exist on our own terms”

Emotional labour plays a crucial role in society. It’s time it was recognized and supported.

Five ways new social movement leaders are effecting change

The Parkland students and others are reinventing models for people-powered activism that adapt to today’s rapid pace of change.

Adopting a child is a revolutionary act

Both policy reforms and face-to-face caring are fundamental components of a just society.

Donald Trump and the politics of emotion

Trump’s ability to create a shared mood among voters was honed in the world of professional wrestling.

It’s time to go on the offensive against racism

Nonviolent direct action campaigns that stay on the offensive can build vision-led movements that win.

Degrowth as a concrete utopia

Economic growth can’t reduce inequalities; it merely postpones confronting exploitation. Español

The art of dissonance: dissecting the language of Donald Trump

Modes of communication which allow for compromise are being deliberately delegitimised.

A ‘great and merciless thinning:’ the vanishing world of insects

Imagining the disappearance of species (however small they are) should spur us to fight for their survival.

The oppressiveness of creativity

Has capitalism co-opted our creative juices? A review of Oli Mould’s new book ‘Against Creativity.’

Can politics ever be compassionate?

To turn towards suffering and make that the centerpiece of your decisions takes guts and determination. Español

What the map of U.S. hate groups reveals

New research offers clues on how to stop the spread of organized hate groups in the U.S.

Helping people to find common ground on Brexit

Conversations across divides are very hard, but they’re essential to democracy.

We need an ecological civilization before it’s too late

Promises of green growth are magical thinking. We have to restructure the fundamentals of our cultural and economic systems.

What came before #MeToo? The ‘himpathy’ that shaped misogyny

Kate Manne’s “Down Girl” describes the origins of a punitive social system that keeps women in their place by rewarding compliance and punishing resistance.

The everyday power of movement activism

Activism is normal; what’s strange is that we don’t see it that way.

Feminisms – in the plural – as a politics of love

Intersectionality is the exact opposite of ‘divisive.’

With the crisis of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation comes opportunity

All of us living through America’s crisis time need to remember that our strategizing brain lives within a whole person: acknowledge your feelings and turn to the group for support.

Art after money

Banksy’s prank on the art market rhymes with our common struggle against financialization’s shredding of society.

The DIY Central Bank

Asserting the moral right to repudiate debt may be the only way of rebuilding democracy.

How are we doing on a ‘Green New Deal?’

As the IPCC publishes its new report on global warming of 1.5 degrees, we need a political and economic stock-take.

What would a society designed for well-being look like?

Economic justice goes a long way to improving mental health up and down the socioeconomic ladder.

Entrepreneurs of hate

Where does hate come from, and why has it played such a role in recent political history?

All you need is love?

Transformative organizing fails to address the underlying conditions through which exploitative care relationships are generated and maintained.

If the soul is ignored long enough, the body rebels

Sometimes when I fill out death certificates I wish I could write the cause of death as poverty or racism.

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