Tag Archives: social change
Democracy Now! Focus COP26 UN Climate Summit
“The richest countries are building a climate wall against the consequences of climate change rather than dealing with the causes and rather than providing the money that would enable people to stay,” says Nick Buxton, with the Transnational Institute and co-author of their new report, “Global Climate Wall: How the world’s wealthiest nations prioritise borders over climate action.”
The Last Time Democracy Almost Died, by Jill Lepore
“It’s a paradox of democracy that the best way to defend it is to attack it, to ask more of it, by way of criticism, protest, and dissent.”
Nonviolence and the New Humanity: A Training Course in 5 Animations
“Wherever people gather for selfless ends, there is a vast augmentation of their individual capacities.”
The Heart of the Uprising in Minneapolis, by Luke Mogelson
“It’s not just about George Floyd,” she told me. “It’s about all the unseen shit, where we don’t have the video.”
Neoliberalism’s Dark Path to Fascism, by Chris Hedges
Neoliberalism transforms freedom for the many into freedom for the few. Its logical result is neofascism.
The Uber-Rich: Tyranny or Revolution, Scum vs. Scum, The Cult of Trump
Three by Christ Hedges: Trump, the Uber-Rich, the corporate state and elections.
John Dear | The Year of “Nonviolence or Non-Existence”
Now, 50 years on, King’s words take on more weight with each passing hour.
No more presidents: protesting the Trump inauguration (Video)
The days of action surrounding the inauguration of Donald Trump marked a clear rejection of his administration and the global rise of right-wing populism. The inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States has unleashed a wave of anger across the country. Faced with the frightening prospect of an authoritarian right-wing government, many […]
Sarah van Gelder | The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America
Discover the Real Revolution Unfolding across America
Flowers and Zeese | Unite To Change The Status Quo
When a mass movement is united against the power elites it is unstoppable.
Stephan A. Schwartz | The 8 Laws of Social Change
If change comes down to 8 laws, could you employ them to make real change? A science-based strategy for achieving enduring wellness-oriented change on a personal, societal, and global Level, these 8 laws of behavior enable any person or small group – even ordinary people without great wealth, official position, or physical power – to […]
Chris Corrigan | Radical innovation is never acceptable
All effective forms of protest are illegal until they succeed.
Michael Corcoran | How Sanders Shaped the National Discourse on Class: A Media Analysis
Sanders supporters should not get disillusioned. It may seem easy to forget, but the primary goal of the Sanders’ campaign was not the presidency, but a “political revolution.” Winning an election was a goal, to be sure, but “revolution” was the goal.
Zeese and Flowers: Living In A Post-2011 World
In the end the primaries have produced the two most unpopular candidates in US history. As Five Thirty Eight reports: “No major party nominee before Clinton or Trump had a double-digit net negative ‘strong favorability’ rating. Clinton’s would be the lowest ever, except for Trump.”
Rebecca Solnit on Climate Change and How Political Activism Can Help Us Find Happiness
What are your thoughts on the election?
The current hate-fest on the Left is just…kind of sad. The Left is famous for tearing itself apart. I’m not sure the purpose of that exercise. Hating on people has never been a great form of social change, so far as we know.
Noam Chomsky: History Doesn’t Go In a Straight Line
Chomsky: The task of organizers and activists is to help people understand and to make them recognize that they have power, that they’re not powerless. People feel impotent, but that has to be overcome. That’s what organizing and activism is all about.
Glen Ford: ‘No Justice, No Peace’: Clarity Of Purpose, Warning To Ruling Class
Ford: The logic of the emerging movement is Black self-determination – the principle that Black people have the inherent human right to determine their own destiny – which, in the immediate sense, means control over how they should be policed, and by whom. The venerable slogan “No Justice – No Peace” has served as a workhorse of the current protest, and would be an ideal organizing principle if the implications of the slogan were fully understood, rather than simply mouthed.
Popular Resistance: A Winning Strategy For The Left
From the article: Activists’ decision to target corporations reflects a growing conviction that the government is unresponsive to popular demands because it is unwilling or unable to stop the abuses of the corporate world (this view is supported by recent statistical findings that “the public has little or no influence” on policy). While these movements can change corporate behavior, we believe that they can also influence government policy in ways that direct pressure on politicians cannot.
Bill Moyers> How Can Ordinary People Fight Citizens United?
How Can Ordinary People Fight Citizens United? February 1, 2012 Click here for the full video and transcript.