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 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 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?
This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. This post will describe the differences between mobilising and organising following on from a previous post that describes Jane McAlevey’s three options for change: advocacy, mobilising and organising. McAlevey describes pure forms of these options for change, which is useful for understanding and analysis but clearly on the ground nothing … Continue reading Mobilising and Organising
This is an excerpt from the book Bright Green Lies. DEEP GREENS The living planet and nonhumans both have the right to exist. Human flourishing depends on healthy ecology. To save the planet, humans must live within the limits of the natural world; therefore, drastic lifestyle transformations need to occur at social, cultural, economic, political, … Continue reading The Spectrum of Environmentalism
Editor’s note: Large scale agriculture, especially the industrial form with its dependence on heavy machinery, highly toxic chemicals and genetically modified crops is incredibly destructive. It’s also remarkably undemocratic since it is pushed by large multinational cooperations and their exclusive institutions like the World Economic Forum and the UN. If we as humans want to … Continue reading We Should All Be Worried About The United Nations Food Systems Summit.