What standards of behavior should we expect from the leaders
of foundations, NGOs and aid agencies?Español, Français, Português .
governor has ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to evacuate, but
will the authorities enforce that decision?
and the threat of violence have a particular address to women. Welcome to a new
phase of anti-feminism.
have always been part of people’s work for rights and social justice, so what
does it take to make activism more family friendly?
Every cultural transformation in
history has reached into the most intimate sphere of human motivation.
In the new space race, whose version of humanity is being targeted for
The white working class reading of recent American history may be more
accurate than that of many progressive activists.
Being defined by a
negative speaks more of bureaucracy than of sex or self-expression.
The quest for profit
is transforming the natural world. Can it be halted?
Olambiwonnu hopes his new film on the killing of Michael Brown will bring
healing, dignity, and investment to Black communities affected by police
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
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.
Faced with a future that presents itself as non-negotiable, the temptation is to turn towards the past.
Great campaigns have lots of things in common, but they’re
not the things we’re often taught.
Living well together helps everyone to be connected, and it’s connection that makes us thrive as human beings. Español
Only one per cent of foreign aid reaches Southern
How long can this continue?
means more than politics; it involves poetry, magical
thinking and wonder, and begins with children having time and space to be creative.
racial tropes to sell ice cream and skin whiteners shows that corporate social responsibility
can never be achieved voluntarily.
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.
Being genderqueer is
not about displaying an intellectual image—it’s a matter of life and death.
Books about peace are rare when compared to books about war, but a raft
of new work expands our understanding enormously (3k words).
Across the USA, voters are pushing for public-matching systems to replace the
influence of wealthy bankrollers in elections.
Billionaire philanthropists are imposing their
views on the rest of society with little accountability for their actions.
Lots of resources on nonviolent action come from
the global north, yet courageous activists in the global south are living a
whole other political life.
our confidence in the unifying power of fear obstructing action to combat
From specialized clinics for African Americans to
social media events that take the shame out of sharing, there's a growing movement
to heal the psychological scars of racism.
Instead of fighting a
destructive economic system, international conservation NGOs are bonding with
Stories engage areas of the brain beyond those that simply process
information, facilitating negotiation and creating coherence out of traumatic
Even in science fiction
and fantasy, we're used to hearing the stories of the rich and the white. This
represents an enormous failure of imagination.
thighs and breasts: menu choices, or an individual who matters so little that
her body parts can be consumed for someone else’s enjoyment?
How the Zuni Tribe are strengthening communities through culture and sacred spaces.
Labor unions are beginning to re-focus
on continuous community organizing and agitation.
Being a member of an oppressed group is
not a guarantee of wisdom or correctness.
Raising money is part of the struggle for
social change, not something that rich people do on behalf of the poor.
Too small to influence economics, too
bureaucratic to be social movements, banned from politics and removed from the
societies they’re trying to change, where do NGOs go next?
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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