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Three more ways to build solidarity across our differences

For most people divisive rhetoric isn’t new; they’ve been developing ways to counter it for years.

Horizontalising international NGOs: can it be done?

Alternative structures are available—if we have the courage to adopt them.

Structures are constructed everywhere, including inside ourselves

Radical change requires public participation; it isn’t something a vanguard can sort out for the rest of us.

It’s time to take our charities to the cleaners

Everyone needs a deep clean from time to time. Best to do it before your teeth get infected.

Why positive thinking isn’t neoliberal

By discouraging the use of powerful self-healing and self-development tools we may weaken those who are already disempowered.

Radical happiness: moments of collective joy

True happiness is produced by cultivating our ties to one another: a review of Lynne Segal’s new book.

Why is the American left so prejudiced about the South?

Smugness and complacency are no basis for effective action on poverty, inequality and racism throughout the USA.

You don’t have to be embarrassed to be vegan

The more welcoming and accessible veganism becomes, the closer we’ll get to our goal: a world free of cruelty.

Why reconciliation and redemption are central to countering white supremacy

Sammy Rangel, director of Life After Hate, talks about his work with violent extremists.

“We’re a movement, not just a magazine”

Can the arts stimulate new ways of living in old mining communities like Doncaster?

Why we must respect the rights of all sentient animals

The only way to recognize the moral personhood of animals is to accord them a right not to be property—and that means the abolition of animal exploitation.

Is catastrophe the only cure for the weakness of radical politics?

If we want a future worthy of the name we need a different form of revolution.

A renewed Poor People’s Campaign revives King’s dream of challenging class divides

Can a new fusion of movements reignite the search for freedom and equality in America?

After Erica Garner’s death, I can’t breathe through the tears

In praise and memory of a great advocate for peace and social justice.

The strategic naiveté of Antifa

Why violent protest rarely works.

Living prayer at Standing Rock

We are more powerful when we live together as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us.

The left’s problem isn’t politics—it’s metaphysics

How can liberals and progressives learn to feel differently about identity?

Why Redneck Revolt says deal with racism first, then economics

Addressing systems of White supremacy can’t be dismissed as ‘identity politics.’

How should we feel about the feelings of the animals we eat?

Acknowledging the sentience of other species requires us to be vegan.

The virtues of a many-sided life

A rounded human being has got to be better than a square one for the tasks that lie ahead.

Ken Burns’ powerful film on Vietnam ignores the power of the anti-war movement

The Vietnam peace movement was inspirational. Its story deserves to be told fully and fairly.

Visualising the human price of gold

An exhibition of powerful photographs brings home the real costs of illness and incapacitation for miners and their families.

Swords in the hands of children: an insider’s account of what happened to America’s New Left

How Weatherman confused violence with militancy and triggered the downfall of Students for a Democratic Society.

“The power of Fannie Lou Hamer compels you!” Resisting Donald Trump

To deal with Trump we must first face the Trump inside ourselves.

No more white saviors

It’s time to let people lead their own movements—and support them in doing so.

How prisoners organized to elect a just District Attorney in Philadelphia

Winning political victories doesn’t always require a shift to the center; how about putting those affected by injustice at the heart of campaigns? 

How to fight the global Wall Street landlords

Banks and vulture funds make money from ordinary people’s distress. The only way to fight back is to outsmart them. 

Before the NFL took a knee: four lesser-known moments of resistance in sports history

This isn’t the first time the world of professional sports has entered the fight for civil rights and racial justice.

Combating online abuse with the principles of nonviolent resistance

Individual and collective empowerment may be a more effective strategy than policing or legal action.

How to prevent nuclear war

What can be done to build support for a peaceful resolution to the stand-off with North Korea?

The death and life of liberation theology

A generation of radical theologians from Latin America is passing away. What does their legacy mean for the rest of the world? Español Português

Head, heart and hands: 25 years of Schumacher College

All students are encouraged to be creative and to care for others. Cleverness should be the servant of wisdom.

Lessons from the front lines of anti-colonial pipeline resistance

Ceremony, mindfulness and healing practices play a key role in radical social movements.

Your money or your morals: capitalism and fossil fuel divestment

The divestment movement highlights a set of challenges to the future of capitalism that extend far beyond its unsustainable environmental externalities.

The drama of the thinking heart

Each play relies upon the witnessing abilities of others to set free the imaginative forces of resistance. 

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