Articles about Activism
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Occupy Wall Street Just Won
It's all about their agenda now.
The Problem of Passivity
This path calls us to gaze, unflinchingly, at difficult truths. The messy reality is that our cooperative participation in systems of oppression itself causes harm. And so we...
On Independence Day, Celebrate the True Patriots
As the nation marks this Independence day with traditional fanfare—hot dogs, flag-waving, and fireworks—one small community in Taos, New Mexico takes a very different...
Activists Illustrated - Women at the Heart of Global Struggles
Latin American Artist María María Acha-Kutscher takes photographs from social and feminist movements and turns them into stunning pop art illustrations
Inspired by Greece, UK Public Wants Its Own Austerity Referendum
The wave of joyous solidarity at the Greek “No” vote still resounds across the world today, revealing millions who identify with the struggle and have had enough of being...
Deep, Systemic Change Is Essential, But Is That The Only Type of Change We Should Care About?
Perhaps we could look at acts of direct human-level compassion as complements to, not substitutes for, action on a social or political level.
Good News for the Anthropocene
The best news for a good Anthropocene is that the human brain is a master at learning and relearning and that “rewiring” takes place all the time. Until old age, learning...
Reflections on Privilege Theory
What privilege theory describes is undeniably true. And the facts and perspectives that privilege theory attempts to illuminate remains an essential aspect of education that...
Give Up Hope: It's The Best Chance We Have to Save Everything We Love
The most common words I hear spoken by any environmentalists anywhere are, We’re fucked. Most of these environmentalists are fighting desperately, using whatever tools they...
Intifada Street Brings You Revolutionary Resistance Art
For the last few years Bradford born and based artist Mohammed Hamza has been putting out some of the best revolutionary art around under the Intifada Street banner. As the...
How a White Supremacist Became a Civil Rights Activist
The story of a KKK leader’s transformation shows us that we need not live forever with the kind of violence we saw in Charleston this month.
5 Guiding Principles for Social Justice
From the 23rd to the 26th of February of 1998, grassroots movements of all continents met in Geneva to launch a worldwide coordination network of resistance to the global...
Fracking, Values and an Ethics for the 'Anthropocene'
Social movements should take heed of social psychology, argues Kelvin Mason
'You Have a Choice': Veterans Call On Drone Operators to Refuse Orders
Joint statement signed by 45 US military veterans urges drone operators to follow their consciences and say 'no' to surveillance and assassination missions
The Future Candidate
Politics, they say, is the art of compromise. Candidates, in order to succeed, have to soften their views. Candidates have to make their views more palatable to the general...
A Bodhisattva’s Approach to Activism
Unless you're on long retreat in a Himalayan cave, it's becoming more difficult to overlook the fact that our world is beset by interacting ecological, economic and social...
The 4 Vows of The Bodhi-Activist
If it makes sense to feel hopeless about the future, maybe what we need right now is some 'profound nonsense.'
In the Age of Global Neoliberalism, Solutions Must Come From Below
Global capitalism is the 800-pound gorilla. The twin ecological and economic crises, militarism, the rise of the surveillance state, and a dysfunctional political system can...
London: It's Time for a Rent Strike
There are two types of vehicles that strike a particular fear into the heart of London's neighbourhoods: police vans and Foxtons Minis. Synonymous with gentrification, the...
Explosive Intervention by Pope Francis Set to Transform Climate Change Debate
The most anticipated papal letter for decades will be published in five languages on Thursday. It will call for an end to the ‘tyrannical’ exploitation of nature by mankind...
How to Overthrow the Illuminati
This pamphlet gives an excellent analysis and debunking of conspiracy theories and proposes a practical alternative for poor, black and working class people for emancipation.
A Democratic Socialist Manifesto
A movement is taking over America - the movement against inequality.
The Robin Hood Army: Fighting Food Waste in India and Pakistan
The Robin Hood Army are taking on food waste in India and Pakistan by redistributing food waste from restaurants and weddings and giving it to the hungry
My Generation Does Give a Damn about Climate Change, Says 14-year-old activist
Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez has been campaigning since he was six. He explains why young people are not afraid to take on the fossil fuel industry
After the Uprising: Lessons from Rojava for Baltimore
The Baltimore uprising showed that direct action can force concessions from the state. What is still lacking is a coherent strategy for radical change.
Dear Privileged Friend
My Poem to friends that have responded to the Texas Pool Party with ignorance and arrogance
A Non-religious Man Virtually Eliminates Local Crime with Nothing More than a Buddha Statue
It is common knowledge that a person’s surroundings play a vital role in sculpting the mind, ideologies, and thought process of an individual. A stunning example of this is...
5 Ways Powerful People Trick You Into Hating Protesters
Let's say that tomorrow you are elected Secret Ruler of the USA, a position that gives you total power over the government, economy, and the culture at large -- everything that...
Keep Calm and Stay Revolutionary
Revolution is what sets our movement apart from establishment candidates such as Clinton.
The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use To Change The World
A more beautiful, just and sustainable world is possible. Take this library and use it to inspire global change!
The Co-operativist Manifesto: Dare To Get Involved in the Business of Proposing an Alternative
You can get thousands out in support of a protest against something horrific, but it's far fewer of us who dare to get involved in the business of proposing an alternative
Eleven Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 20
This is a letter to my younger self - both the inner cynic and the idealist that secretly believes a more beautiful world is possible.
"We Are In a Revolutionary Moment": Chris Hedges Explains Why An Uprising Is Coming, And Soon
The status quo is doomed but whether the future will be progressive or reactionary is uncertain, Hedges tells Salon
The American Spring: United Against Inequality
We don’t have to pick sides in this movement. We are all on the same side. We are all on the side of justice.
How To Change Minds On The Internet
On Facebook I quietly unsubscribe from friends who regularly make angry issue-related posts, even if they’re right. I don’t want to be pummeled by “truth,” no matter how true...
6 Lessons for the U.S. from Spain's Democratic Revolution
How Spain’s 15M movement went from occupying city squares to city halls—without compromising its independence When tens of thousands of people occupied city squares across...
To Vote or Not to Vote: For Anarchists, Is There Only One True Way?
People can say with conviction and confidence that voting will never make a difference - but it's still a belief, and possibly one that may be too ideological for our own good...
Occupy Buddha: Reflections on Occupy Wall Street
The word “Buddha” means to wake up. More precisely it means to see what is really going on (in other words, “dharma”), and understand that it has always been so. The Occupy...
Bernie Sanders: Raging Against the Dying of the Light
Maybe all this campaign talk about a Political Revolution will fade away. Maybe all the people buried under mountains of student loan debt, with no prospect for a rising...
Revolution Now: 10 Reasons Why Activists Should Support Bernie Sanders
1. On Sanders’ Decision to Run as a Democrat Sanders is running in the Democratic Party primaries for practical reasons. As a Democrat, he  can easily get on the ballot in...
First We Take Barcelona...
Just under a year ago, a group of activists, members of social movements, and progressive political forces in Barcelona presented our plan to take back our city council for the...
Get Ready: Protesters Vow to 'Flood the System' for Climate and Planetary Justice
From the tar sands of Alberta to the Port of Seattle to the communities in the blast zone of oil trains, organizers across North America are calling for a "wave of...
What They're Really Saying When They Say Bernie Sanders Won't Win
Media pundits, when they declare that Bernie won’t win, want us to believe that our history has been foreordained. The pundits, it seems, have been granted supernatural powers...
You Have to See These Pictures of Seattle's Kayaking Climate protesters
  An estimated 500 climate activists took to kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and even a solar-powered party barge on Saturday to tell Shell to get the hell out of Seattle...
One Magical Politician Won't Stop Climate Change. It's up to All of Us
Lots of people eagerly study all the polls and reports on how many people believe that climate change is real and urgent. They seem to think there is some critical mass that...
Occupy The White House
The Revolution   Bernie Sanders is a socialist in the US Senate, the most deliberative, prestigious body of government in a nation that is at the helm of a global capitalist...
The Woman Who Chose to Plant Corn
Not long ago, a Diné (Navajo) friend of mine, Lyla June Johnston, sent me a one-line email: “I am not going to Harvard… I am going to plant corn.” Her statement signals a...
Make the Rich Panic
It does not matter to the corporate rich who wins the presidential election. It does not matter who is elected to Congress. The rich have the power. They throw money at...
Riots Work: Wolf Blitzer and the Washington Post Completely Missed the Real Lesson from Baltimore
The police—not to mention capitalism—have done far more to damage Baltimore than any riot could When Oscar Grant was shot by transit cop Johannes Mehserle in Oakland in the...
Don't Give In: an Angry Population Is Hard to Govern; a Depressed Population Is easy
Hours after the Conservatives were re-elected, the government looked at cutting access to work schemes for the disabled. You'd think they'd at least have the decency to bring...