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“The price on everything is love:” how a Detroit community overcomes a lack of city services.

A range of neighbor-to-neighbor efforts address basic needs that aren’t met by local government.

Navigating the white water of these turbulent times

The struggle for liberation has never been about safety; justice is gained by confronting reality, however dangerous it may be.

What hope for the millennial generation in politics?

Millennials are confronted by political systems that don’t look like them, speak like them or address their core concerns, but that may be changing.

Could shock tactics do more harm than good to the vegan cause?

As veganism advances in popular culture it makes sense to shift the movement’s strategies from ‘horror’ to ‘hipster.’

The rise of resistance and resilience to tear gas

Tear gas turns the square, the march and the public assembly into a toxic space.

Remembering Dorothy Cotton, freedom educator

We need to believe ourselves capable of something greater than the dehumanizing roles our society has given us.

The Migrant Quilt: re-stitching the fabric of community

Memory is the first form of resistance.

Building a different form of power: young people’s voices from California’s Central Valley

We are proud to be Black and Brown, we are proud to be immigrants and refugees, and we are thriving.

Could NGOs flourish in a future without foreign aid?

Only when myths are revealed as myths can there be a clear-eyed conversation about the best ways forward.

Fifty years later, we still have a dream

As the Poor People’s Campaign arrives in Washington DC it’s time to celebrate Public Service Day.

What we can really learn from Gandhi?

Social struggle calls for true transformation, a trading in of old lives for new.

Eight lessons from climate organizing for today’s youth-led movements

As a young person, there’s nothing less empowering than listening to an older person tell you how real activism was done in the 1960s. 

The future of trade unions

Unless democracy is reinstated as the movement’s guiding principle, organized labor will fail in any form.

At what cost? A second reflection on the crisis at Save the Children UK

Part two: ‘where next?’ Part one on ‘what went wrong’ can be found here.

Is it time for voluntary poverty?

Alternative forms of charity could have a deeper impact on the forces that underpin moral and social transformation.

At what cost? A reflection on the crisis at Save the Children UK

Part one: ‘what went wrong?’ Part Two on ‘where next’ can be read here.

Fifty years later, the spirit of the Catonsville Nine lives on

Those who burned hundreds of draft files to protest the Vietnam War deserve to be honored, remembered and emulated.

Why human rights groups are beginning to support the rights of non-human animals

Solidarity must extend, not only to all people but also to animals, the earth, and the environment.

Are we losing our love of life? ‘It must be the money’

Healing our relationship to finance is a pre-condition for building a grassroots-led investment fund that’s focused on wellbeing.

Can antifa build an effective broad-based anti-fascist movement?

Using violence and suppressing free speech is no way to build a just society.

The revenge against the commons

Why France’s biggest police operation since May 1968 is prepared to kill for Macron’s neoliberal nightmare (10k words).

The US teachers strike in historical perspective

Previous waves of unrest offer clues to the possible regeneration of the American labor movement.

It’s a fact—welcoming works

New Mexico has reduced the number of deportations far below the level of other US states.

Sacred activism: a movement for global healing

Our natural sense of interdependence has been replaced by an addictive focus on personal short-term profit.

Intimidation: the new normal

Increasingly, powerful people use threats, bribes and other tactics to avoid public scrutiny.

How do you tell the kids that Grandma is in jail for resisting nuclear weapons?

“Wait, these nuclear weapons…They are war things?” Seamus asked. “Yep, they are war things bud.” “Good for grandma.”

Do we have the right to financial rebellion? A conversation with Enric Duran

We need to practice economic disobedience so that radical alternatives can flourish.  

What Standing Rock gave the world

The Indigenous struggle that goes hand in hand with protecting the Earth was made visible for everyone.

How to build a progressive movement in a divided country

Since we can expect more polarization ahead, how can we use its heat and volatility to create something useful?

Where are all the leaders?

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination—a good time to reflect on leadership and moral courage.

Whatever happened to civil society?

In the last 40 years the architecture of voluntary citizen action has been transformed. Why aren’t we fighting back? 

Decolonizing birth

Indigenous women are taking back their power as life-givers.

Will Cuba become a test case for a post-postmodern future?

Metamodern mindfulness offers a new way of thinking about the ideological conflicts of the past.

With marijuana now legal, Los Angeles goes further to make amends for the war on drugs

How one city is repairing the damage caused by marijuana prohibition for the people who’ve been most affected.

The Great Society versus the Poor People’s Campaign

What can we learn from contrasting efforts to combat poverty and injustice in 1960s America?

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