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Six principles for resisting the presidency of Donald Trump

Nonviolent action works best when you stay nonviolent and study the terrain on which you’re fighting.

The internet can spread hate, but it can also help to tackle it

Hate picks no sides—it merely fills the gaps left by broken communication.

Five ways to build solidarity across our differences

How do we build bridges between people who could be allies for radical change but who view each other with anger and suspicion?

Reaching Trump supporters with the promise of vision

In ordinary times, progressives might get away with casual images of their political opponents, but these are not ordinary times. 

Why progressives should worry about the myth gap

If we want to beat Donald Trump, Nigel Farage and their ilk we need new stories, and fast.

Work: it’s time for a new year’s revolution

Feeling burned out in your work for peace and social justice? A new book provides essential guidance.

Welcome to another year of transformation

We need your help to expand our coverage of deep-rooted personal and political change.

Here’s how representation in comics could be so much better

Where are the superheroes of color, the women leads, the queer characters and more?

Textured activism: in-between liberation and oppression

By reducing life to dualisms we lose the rich fabric of possibilities that can generate important social change.

An anarchist guide to Christmas

On the night before Christmas, we’ll all be about. While the people are sleeping, we’ll realise our clout. We’ll expropriate goods from the stores, ‘cos that’s fair. And distribute them widely, to those who need care.

Violence brought us Trump, but it’s not how we will stop him

The best way to protect those we love is to win over those who hate them.

How cultural appropriation becomes trendy—and the real cost of our consumerism

Doing good doesn’t, and shouldn’t, always feel good. For the sake of justice, let’s face that discomfort.

Wrestling with my white fragility

This moment in American history calls me to enter spaces where my people’s shame can arrive with me, charging in on white horses.

Sustainable activism: managing hope and despair in social movements

A new generation of activists is developing a much healthier and more emotionally-intelligent culture.

Why targeting corporate Democrats is part of the fight against Donald Trump

Trump rose to the presidency by railing against the Washington establishment. The Democratic Party’s propensity for compromise and triangulation only plays into his hands.

The anti-intellectualism of the social justice community is killing us

When faced by complicated ideas we should reach for them together, as though we believe ourselves to be worthy of intellectual leadership.

Should funding agencies also share in the sacrifice of social change?

What standards of behavior should we expect from the leaders of foundations, NGOs and aid agencies?EspañolFrançaisPortuguês .

Sheriffs refuse to send troops to Standing Rock as public outrage mounts

The state governor has ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to evacuate, but will the authorities enforce that decision?

Anti-feminism, then and now

Menace and the threat of violence have a particular address to women. Welcome to a new phase of anti-feminism.

Making our movements work for kids and families

Children have always been part of people’s work for rights and social justice, so what does it take to make activism more family friendly? 

Is communism dead, and can spirituality revive it?

Every cultural transformation in history has reached into the most intimate sphere of human motivation.

Will black people also be excluded from Mars?

In the new space race, whose version of humanity is being targeted for saving?

Without empathy for Trump voters, movements can’t succeed

The white working class reading of recent American history may be more accurate than that of many progressive activists.

Is it time to say goodbye to the non-binary in gender?

Being defined by a negative speaks more of bureaucracy than of sex or self-expression. 

When a tiger has no value

The quest for profit is transforming the natural world. Can it be halted?

Ferguson Rises: a documentary on love, hope and beauty

Mobolaji Olambiwonnu hopes his new film on the killing of Michael Brown will bring healing, dignity, and investment to Black communities affected by police violence.

How the Alt Right is trying to create a safe space for racism on college campuses

Right-wing movements in the US are repackaging ideas from white nationalism into a new, more middle-class culture by using the strategies and language of the left (4,500 words).

The rise of veganism in politics

On World Vegan Day it’s time to recognize that veganism isn’t just a fashion statement. The decision to boycott animal products has major political implications.

The politics of nostalgia

Faced with a future that presents itself as non-negotiable, the temptation is to turn towards the past.  

Five successful campaigners share their secrets

Great campaigns have lots of things in common, but they’re not the things we’re often taught.

Recomposing the fabric of affection

Living well together helps everyone to be connected, and it’s connection that makes us thrive as human beings. Español

Five disempowering traits that international NGOs must drop

Only one per cent of foreign aid reaches Southern NGOs directly. How long can this continue?

Social movements need imagination, which is why I’m not buying my kids any more toys

Resistance means more than politics; it involves poetry, magical thinking and wonder, and begins with children having time and space to be creative.

Unilever’s racist marketing shows why companies can’t be relied on to regulate themselves

Using racial tropes to sell ice cream and skin whiteners shows that corporate social responsibility can never be achieved voluntarily.

Climate justice meets racism: Standing Rock was decades in the making

The militarized response to activists opposing the Dakota Access pipeline—and the Standing Rock Sioux’s fierce resolve—reflect the area's deep racial divides.

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