From Zoolander 2 to Brewdog, now being transgender is cool, corporations are co-opting the sexy bits to turn a profit.
It's highly unlikely that capitalism will be transformed from within (originally published May 13 2015 and republished as part of our tribute to Rick Cohen who died this week).
society in America has lost one of its staunchest defenders
Women carers are still fighting for the right to not be impoverished, overworked, isolated, or exploited in their work.
Private companies are encouraged to latch
onto every potentially-profitable public investment. What’s new or good about
Tens of thousands of gold miners are suffering with diseases like silicosis, tuberculosis and HIV. In the mines, Apartheid lives on.
Too many foundations fail to practice what they preach on climate change. It’s time
to close the gap.
Transforming the financial system could allow debt to become a source
of freedom instead of servitude.
be on the philanthropic take: they should foot their own bills for expansion in
It isn’t just poor people’s lives which differ from rich people’s lives – it's poor people's thoughts that differ from everyone else's.
A growing group of
elite storytellers present radical solutions to global problems, but their ideas
actually inhibit real change and strengthen the status quo.
The Ford Foundation’s new mission is
to eradicate inequality. Will they learn from past mistakes?
This award-winning author explains how fantasy and science fiction writers can stand up to the corporate system.
suffering from ‘affluenza’ it’s time to recognize that you’re sick.
is flooding the social economy. Here’s how to reverse the tide.
Europe's largest arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, has applied to sponsor the failing Furness Academy. The reason is profit.
Slavery made America wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African-American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage?
Debt and guilt have much in common. It’s time we found better ways of organising both ourselves and the economy.
An extract from Resist! Against a precarious future, a new book on young people and politics.
money into a positive force for social change requires detaching it from its
role in storing value.
There is more money in the world than at any other point in human
history, so why doesn’t it reach the places that need it most?
students have been occupying their universities since March. They
technology is transforming the way we pay for everything, but at what cost?
basic income derived from the value of collectively owned resources could empower
citizens to transform their societies.
slippery slope into debt doesn’t happen by chance. It is
premeditated by a billion pound industry that works hard to
target young people, like my 18 year old self.
a just and sustainable society be financed in a capitalist economy?
Could the big foundations ever be the change
they want to see?
potential of sharing comes from the transformative spirit of generosity.
The rich get rich through wealth
extraction, not wealth creation. It’s time that was put to an end.
The UK government spends £37 billion on the arms industry every year. What if it invested in green energy instead?
relationships to the commons should take pride of place as we build alternatives
obsession with cost-effectiveness is supposed to increase the impact of public
spending. In reality it’s used to justify decisions in times of austerity,
while pumping scarce resources into an industry of consultants.
would you spend one million dollars of public money? From a house made of bacon
to public WiFi booths, deliberating over budgets can be a transformative
do foreign aid and advice so often fail? A transformative social vision means
nothing without humility.
A vibrant debate is questioning the meaning of sharing in relation to
the big questions of our time.
What is Transformation
The Love that Does Justice
NGOs, Social Change and the Transformation of Human Relationships
The Tree of Contemplative Practices
Thick Problems and Thin Solutions
The Hidden Leaf Foundation's useful reading list on transformation
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