action works best when you stay nonviolent and study the terrain on which you’re
picks no sides—it merely fills the gaps left by broken communication.
How do we build bridges between people who could be allies for radical
change but who view each other with anger and suspicion?
In ordinary times, progressives might get away with casual
images of their political opponents, but these are not ordinary times.
we want to beat Donald Trump, Nigel Farage and their ilk we need new stories, and fast.
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Where are the superheroes of color, the women
leads, the queer characters and more?
By reducing life to
dualisms we lose the rich fabric of possibilities that can generate important social
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.
The best way to protect those we love is to win over those who hate them.
Doing good doesn’t,
and shouldn’t, always feel good. For the sake of justice, let’s face that
This moment in American history calls me to enter
spaces where my people’s shame can arrive with me, charging in on white horses.
A new generation of activists is developing
a much healthier and more emotionally-intelligent culture.
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.
When faced by complicated
ideas we should
reach for them together, as though we believe
ourselves to be worthy of intellectual leadership.
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.
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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