This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. This post lists 9 Revolutionary moments and periods in Britain since 1381. This is a broad overview so I will look at the details and patterns of these moments and periods in future posts. Following on from the previous post about learning from history, there has been a long … Continue reading Revolutionary moments and periods in Britain
Editor’s note: The mainstream media is not only minimizing climate change but all the horrors of corporate capitalism. This article originally appeared in Climate&Capitalism. By Tyler Poisson Q: What is mainstream media? A: Mainstream media is the set of media companies that dominate mass mediums. Also known as corporate/mass/monopoly media, mainstream media consists of cable … Continue reading MANUFACTURING CATASTROPHE How and why mainstream media minimizes climate change
This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. George Lawson writes in Anatomies of Revolution about two common but unhelpful ways that revolutions are viewed. Either as everywhere – on the streets in the Middle East, to describe new technology, in films and also to describe political leaders. The second is that they are minor disturbances and “irrelevant … Continue reading What are revolutions?
Editor’s note: We believe that the UN are an elitist organization and more part of the problem than offering vital solutions. Ecological restoration however will become much more important in the near future, and learning from indigenous peoples and their ways to connect to their landbases may be our only chance of survival. This article … Continue reading The promise of restoration lives within us
Editor’s note: We are very thankful to George Price for his wonderful review of the book Bright Green Lies. Book Review: Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It By Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and Max Wilbert By George Price, originally published on his blog learningearthways. This … Continue reading Book Review of “Bright Green Lies”
This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. Social movements are important because when collective action spreads across an entire society it leads to a cycle of protest. When such a cycle is organised around opposed or multiple classes or interest groups then this can lead to revolutions . This is simplistic as there are … Continue reading What are social movements?
This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. Writing about history is important for this project, but why is that? I took for granted how important learning from history is without really thinking about why. When I read How Change Happens by Duncan Green, he clarified things. This got me thinking about wanting to understand learning from … Continue reading Learning from history
This article originally appeared in The Ecologist. Republished under Creative Commons 4.0. Editor’s note: It’s very important to be clear about the destructiveness of mining and organize resistance against governments and cooperations. While this article is only very cautiously mentioning degrowth, scaling back, and recycling as “solutions”, we believe that societies have to reject and … Continue reading Unearthing the buried truth about green mining
This article is from the blog Building a Revolutionary Movement. I’m going to use Jane McAlevey’s definition for organising as described in a previous post: “organizing places the agency for success with a continually expanding base of ordinary people, a mass of people never previously involved, who don’t consider themselves activists at all – that’s the … Continue reading What to organise around?
We often hear from people who say that “lithium is better than oil & gas” and that “we’ll be able to recycle all the lithium we’ll need”. These are common misconceptions about both the realities of lithium mining and what it does to the Earth, and about recycling. As Max describes in these two videos, … Continue reading Lithium harms and false hopes in recycling [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]