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How can allies protect communities threatened with violence?

How to avoid the ‘white savior syndrome.’

Praxis in a polarized world: the dilemma of activist scholars on the left

If progressive academics want to work with ‘the people,’ then we’ll have to meet ‘the people’ where they are.

The Irish Revolution’s overlooked history of nonviolent resistance

The founding of the Irish Parliament was a path-breaking event in the emergence of nonviolence.

When crafts become activism

A new generation of craftivists are channeling homespun energy into social justice.

Are we prepared to pay the price for farmworker justice?

“We need an awakening of consciousness for everyone to understand how important we are as workers of the land.”

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.

Why Gandhi’s ideas continue to thrive, even in the post-truth era

Faced by a global dearth of alternative ideas, it’s no wonder we are turning again to the Mahatma for inspiration.

Meet the activist who brought Monopoly Man to life

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

Freedom is claimed, not granted

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

Finding purpose in the future of work

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

Lessons on building democracy after nonviolent revolutions

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

“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.

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.

The art of dissonance: dissecting the language of Donald Trump

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

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.

The everyday power of movement activism

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

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.

The DIY Central Bank

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

All you need is love?

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

Healing solidarity: re-imagining international development

NGOs and other aid agencies need to lead in the practice of re-distributing wealth and power—not just the theory.

The politics of Latinx recognition

A new fluid, multiracial and multicultural identity is emerging in American politics. Español

How does change happen? One man’s journey through the personal and the political

The first step to building a new world is to start living it, but don’t stop there.

How repression can fuel a movement

Repression often energizes resistance and undercuts the legitimacy of elites.

No justice without love: why activism must be more generous

I want to be a member of a thriving and diverse social movement, not a cult or a religion.

Social activism and the economics of mental health

Apolitical volunteering is ill-equipped to address the structural causes of depression.

1968: The revolution that will not die

How conservatives won the counter-revolution after 1968—and how they might lose.

“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.

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