Category Archives: reflecting

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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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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An activist reflects on why they didn’t get involved in Manchester…

What have been your key experiences with environmental campaigning groups? I attended a meeting with the old campaigns collective in Manchester and then attended climate camp with the Leeds group. What initially attracted you to attend?, Did you feel included … Continue reading

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Honest reflection involves being critical about the activities we are involved in. It means asking difficult questions- the answers to which may be hard to accept. This may be part of the reason that within the culture of many climate … Continue reading

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More great answers from a reader

Here are the answers someone else has left on our short survey.  Please give us your answers! Why do people get involved in (climate) activism? And how? Because they’re concerned/scared about what is happening to the planet and want to … Continue reading

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Powerless to stop ourselves…

A recent (sympathetic) reader of Ending Activism thought the site was good and needed, but perhaps a teensy-weensy bit too…  academic. We agreed whole-heartedly, and to step in the right direction we are now publishing a glossary of social movement … Continue reading

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On reflection…

Most of the blog posts on this site will be very “practical” – that is, they will be about people’s thoughts on what has gone well/not gone well/what needs to be done differently in the future. Here, I am just … Continue reading

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