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The Edible Bus Stop: Community Gardens From Neglected Sites
The Edible Bus Stop transforms neglected sites across London's bus network into valuable community growing spaces. Originating as a guerilla garden project adjacent to a bus...
THE BIG IDEA (Basic Income Guarantee)
Hi, I’m Matt Orfalea and for 3 years I’ve been writing and making videos about the BIG idea of a Basic Income Guarantee (aka Universal Basic Income)  "The BIG Idea" is a...
Every Town Needs a Remakery
The Edinburgh Remakery is a social enterprise that teaches repair. The shop sells refurbished computers and furniture, and hosts workshops where people can come along and learn...
Tamera - Taste of a New Culture
Tamera is an extraordinary intentional community in Portugal. A model for regional autonomy in energy and food, it is focused on creating a truly peaceful society, working...
America's Greatest Enemy Is Our Own Self-Defeating Division
"Capitalism is Evil!" "No, socialism is Evil!" "You must love oligarchy!" "You must love communism!" Sound familiar? That's what passes for "debate" these days- beating each...
How to Start Participatory Budgeting in Your City
Have you noticed all the cuts being made to your city budget? To schools and libraries, fire fighters and social services, and other public spending? Think you could do a...
Nine Legendary Activists Share Lessons On How To Win Social Change
Whether it's 1966 or 2016, one thing that hasn't changed much is how people organise and campaign for social and political advancement. Amidst rising political and social...
Why Popular Assemblies Sweeping the Country Are Building Blocks of the Resistance
From Raleigh to Los Angeles, communities on the frontlines are building the movement infrastructure for a coordinated fightback.
Reimagine Work: Baking Without a Boss
"So much in society we are bombarded with a competitive approach and it is about reimagining that and reworking it!" A glimpse into the working lives of people from the Leeds...
Beyond Trump: Rebooting the System From Inside the Death Machine
Free your mind, find your power, change the world
From Sanctuary City to Liberated City
In just one week, with several strokes of a pen, Trump unleashed upon the working class in the U.S. an attack not seen in decades. From his attack on the flawed Affordable Care...
Reason, Creativity and Freedom: The Communalist Model
Humanity stands at a crossroads. Now, more than ever, history calls for a grassroots democracy at a global scale. If we look carefully, all the tools are at hand.
All Together Now
This is how to stop demagogues and extremists: rebuild community.
How Gift Economies Align With Our Natural Desires
All living beings share one thing in common. Each man, woman, child, bird, bee, and dog – all have just one life. For every living being, life begins and ends. We are all here...
Union Co-Operatives: What They Are and Why We Need Them
Neoliberal policies contribute to alienation, disempowerment and non-unionised jobs, but a new model for unions could break the vicious circle, argues Simon Taylor.
Live Before You Die
Travelling the length of the country and back again with a pair of horses and gypsy caravan, Live Before You Die is the ultimate horse-drawn road movie, following a band of...
We Are All Stepping Into a Broken Future
Your feelings of pain and uncertainty are real. The world is now in a time of darkness. Shadows are all around us. It can be very confusing and painful. But it may reassure you...
Challenger - Voices From the Street
A group of street people in Austin, TX edit, write, and distribute their own newspaper as a way to help get them off the street. The Challenger Street Newspaper improves their...
A Library About Love-Based Activism
Love-based Activism is the short-hand we've started to use to refer to activism that is rooted in an underlying compassion for all beings. It is an activism that resists the...
Twelve Things To Remember After The US Election, From Front Line Organizers
When you find yourself in a suddenly darkened room, what do you do?   Some rush blindly to where they think the door might be.  Others stand still, let their eyes get...
The Hopeful Thing About Our Ugly, Painful Polarization
Look to Norway and Sweden, where cooperative, socially democratic countries emerged after a frightening period of extreme polarization and social fracturing.
Where Does Compassion Really Come From?
Can compassion be learned? The answer is yes! Sometimes, all it takes is truly paying attention to the people around us. Visit happify.com for guided meditations and fun...
The Four Reasons to Support a New Media Revolution
As in most post-industrial societies, Britain’s media is in a radical state of flux. With the demise of the daily newspaper and news dissemination increasingly moving online...
There Is No One Right Way to Be an Activist
There is no one right way to be an activist. There is no one right way to change the world. There is no one right philosophy of leftist politics. There is no one right reaction...
How Cities Can Protect People Threatened by Trumpism
Cities can offer shelter and protection to their vulnerable citizens and become a place progressives can exert real power.
Human Ingenuity and Challenging Domination
From my book Engines of Domination, p. 229-230
How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of "Interbeing"
“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”
Films for Action: What We Are Here For
It's hard to believe Films For Action has been around now for 10 years. From our early years focusing on local film screenings to our more recent years, focusing on raising...
I Lived in a 38-Person Co-Op in San Francisco, and so Can You
The joy and practice of learning to share
Dreaming Beyond Capitalism: a Culture Without Fear
In the 1990s an unusual encounter took place in the Ecuadorian Amazon. In plant rituals, shamans of the Achuar, a tribe living in pristine forest that had never been in touch...
How to Stop Worrying and Enjoy the Show; Or, Holding HRC's Feet to the Fire
There's a simple solution: it's called the future.
Capitalism Killing You? Income Sharing Could Save Our Lives
“Being poor is hoping the toothache goes away,” Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi wrote in a personal blog post over a decade ago. “Being poor is a heater in only one room...
Open Letter to Sanders' Supporters
In this Open Letter animation, Michael Nagler from the Metta Center for Nonviolence encourages Bernie Sanders' supporters that they don't need to "get over their anger," but...
Tomorrow's Food: Cultured Meat
A short film covering the innovative research area of Cultured Meat and Cellular Agriculture. This film explores current developments in the field, as well as pondering what is...
Native Liberation: the Way Forward
These were the concluding remarks to the first annual Native Liberation 2016 Conference convened at the Larry Casuse Center in Albuquerque, NM on Aug. 13, 2016. Nick Estes is a...
Abolish ALL Prisons, Private and Public
As momentum continues to grow against the colossal U.S. imprisonment system, the need for strategic targets is crucial, yet we are seeing an overbearing focus on private...
What Is Universal Basic Income?
What is Universal Basic Income? Everyone’s talking about a ‘citizen’s income’ or ‘basic income’, but what on earth is it?! It sounds like a Utopian dream, but support for a...
198 Methods of Nonviolent Action
Practitioners of nonviolent struggle have an entire arsenal of “nonviolent weapons” at their disposal. Far too often people struggling for democratic rights and justice are not...
What Are Democratic Schools?
Imagine a school where children and teenagers are accorded all the rights and responsibilities of democratic citizenship; where students truly practice, rather than just read...
Healing a Suicide Attempt: Cartooning My Experience
In April 2012, I attempted suicide whilst living in San Francisco. It was - obviously - an incredibly intense time, but in many ways the time that followed the attempt was...
What Does Black Lives Matter Want?
On August 1 the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), a coalition of over sixty organizations, rolled out “A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom &...
Vote for the Lying Neoliberal Warmonger: It's Important
An explanation for why defeating Donald Trump—despite what we know about Hillary Clinton—should be the left's primary national electoral objective this November
One Earth, Two Social Fields
Dallas, Ferguson, Nice. Turkey, Trump & Brexit. The simultaneous rise of global terrorism, of authoritarian strongmen and the far-right are the twin faces of our current...
Being Hopeful About the Future
It is a delicate balance to know how much the world is messed up and still be hopeful about the future. This is something I dance with on a daily basis — while writing...
How to Find Your Soul Tribe in the Digital Age
Finding and connecting with your soul tribe is more important than ever—not just for connection but also to thrive in our modern society
Why You Don't Need to Change the World
Let’s say you’ve found a new sense of awareness or elevated consciousness —  suddenly you feel connected to the beauty of the world, you understand yourself better, and you’re...
15 Ways to Help Create a More Beautiful World
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” ~Margaret Mead
Roman Krznaric: How Empathy Can Change the World
Why we need to move empathy from personal emotion to collective moral concern -- Empathy comes in two distinct forms: affective empathy is our instinct for mirroring the...
How a Traffic Offense Can Be a Ticket to Prison
How can a traffic offense get you a ticket to prison? The answer is, “Quite easily if you’re poor!” Let’s take a look at the system of court fines and then correct it, our...
White Supremacy Cannot Have Our People
for a working class orientation at the heart of white anti-racist organizing