Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: activists

7 books every activist needs to read

Activism can be a long and exhausting road but there are so many sources of inspiration out there. From indigenous protesters to LGBTQ heroes, recharge your activism with these essential stories of standing up to power.

Activist voices missing from corporate coverage of uprisings

Establishment media overwhelmingly turned to columnists, pundits and government officials for interpretation of the uprisings—rather than to the activists facing tear gas on the frontlines.

Earth Day activists wanted to disrupt the fossil fuel industry. The...

We need to speed the transition to the solar panels and wind turbines that engineers have worked so mightily to improve and are now the cheapest way to generate power.

2 butterfly defenders found dead within a week in Mexico

"How can you protect the butterflies if Homero Gómez or other people are not protected?"

As the decade closes, the power of protest endures

A new global social movement is growing, in schools and on the streets.

Watch: Young activists fight for undocumented students’ safety in school

Brave New Films is spotlighting youth-led and intergenerational organizations across the U.S. through its #YouthinAction series.

School strike for climate: Meet 15-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who inspired...

“We need to change ourselves now, because tomorrow it might be too late.”

‘Our leaders are behaving like children:’ Teen climate activist confronts world...

"The people will rise to the challenge. And since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago.”

‘I came to put my body on the line:’ Both inside...

"Many citizens before me have fought for the equal rights of women. I can't be silent when someone is nominated to the Supreme Court who would take our equal rights away."

Murder and intimidation of environmental activists hits record levels

As of this writing, nearly 60 activists and defenders are known to have been murdered this year.

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?