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Death by a thousand insults – #climate change, social movement, individuals

What’s my contribution in the global scale of things? What harm am I doing by flying to Australia and back, in the face of a new power station every thirty seconds in China or India or somewhere like that. It … Continue reading

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Article: “Learning in social action: The informal and social learning dimensions of circumstantial and lifelong activists”

It’s by someone called Tracey Ollis Australian Journal of Adult Learning Volume 51, Number 2, July 2011 here is a link to the pdf Here’s the abstract This paper explores the informal and social learning dimensions of activists as they … Continue reading

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Find your love voice or I else won’t take my fingers out of my ears, alright?

I think the writer of this post would make more friends and allies if they weren’t so inflammatory and angry all the ti… no, wait… …. [W]hen white people tell us that we need to “find our love voice” when … Continue reading

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Rallies are such a useful movement-building tool. Not.

The blogger at Charred Caesia useful concerns about the activities of the Australian astro-turf outfit “Get Up”, (and should take the slightly-predictable “yeah, whatevs” from commenter Kylie as a compliment). Here’s my take on a 2011 climate rally that I … Continue reading

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“We’ll always have Paris” – prebuttals of the “let’s protest the #climate conference in December 2015″ meme

Pro and con about “building” towards the Climate Conference in Paris (CoP-21) in 2015… Pros Gives “focus” and a “narrative” (especially important for NGOs like Chaotic Climate Spots and also diplomats – both needing to justify their existence) “At the … Continue reading

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Nurturing the revolution – child-friendly/parent-friendly events…

This guest post below, on the ever-reliable Plan to Thrive site, is full of great advice for people who want their social movements to be broader than the student/child-free/retired nexus… http://plantothrive.net.au/2013/10/nurturing-the-revolution/

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Take your Tory Party March and Shove. It. Up. Your. Arse.*

There’ll be some triumphant march organisers tonight. At least** 50,000 people traipsed around Manchester doing the “chant, chant, slogan slogan slogan” thing. Papers were sold (I think every single Trot in the UK was there). Placards were waved. Personally, I … Continue reading

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