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Encapsulating encapsulation

Encapsulation occurs when a movement organization develops an ideology or structure that interferes with efforts to recruit members or raise demands. …members may develop such strong cohesion among themselves that outsiders become unwelcome. In prolonged interaction, a group may develop … Continue reading

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Ending Activism booklet (6 page pdf)

And apropos of nothing in particular, there’s another reason people leave social movement organisations – they get treated as ego-fodder by unconstrained egos with chronic avuncularitis.  Just sayin’. Here’s a 6 page A4 booklet about the project to date; endact … Continue reading

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Reposting on “Power” – very much worth your time and attention

from here. After a few conversations I’ve been having recently, and considering I haven’t written anything worth reading in a while I have been thinking about power dynamics and politics. This is probably gonna end up as a splurge, but… … Continue reading

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The desire for community – a two-edged sword

“Many radical political organizations founder on the desire for community. Too often people in groups working for social change take mutual friendship to be the goal of the group, and thus judge themselves wanting as a group when they do … Continue reading

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Artist or activist? Both? Neither? An artist/activist reflects…

Ben Mellor, whose show “Everything We Need” is performed at the Royal Exchange Theatre on Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th of June, talks to Manchester Climate Monthly writer Roisin Weintraub about myth, art and activism. (a longer interview … Continue reading

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“Positive experiences and actual wins” – another reader replies

Why do people get involved in (climate) activism? And how? Why: – Acknowledging there are issues and that they can make change – Anger – Threatened livelihood (e.g. Indigenous struggles) – To meet like-minded people How: – Local community (e.g. … Continue reading

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Questions about “who is in the room?”

At the June 15th launch, because it was quite intimate and informal, we were able to throw in questions that might not work in a bigger group. It really is up to the facilitators/convenors what they ask. We also threw … Continue reading

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