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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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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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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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Five reasons you should come to the “Ending Activism” launch

It’s this Friday, 15th June, from 7.30pm at the Lass O’Gowrie pub, Charles St. 1) Because you’ll meet interesting people, some of whom you already know, others you don’t 2) Because it’s a Friday night, and you’ll be in a … Continue reading

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Our job in the lean years? Or is that retreat-ism?

“…my view is that enduring movements such as feminism never really die, but rather are characterized by periods of relative activity and inactivity. Moreover, I am increasingly persuaded that movement leaders and organizations are most critical to the struggle not … Continue reading

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Why we do this; Noam Chomsky told us to.

“If you go to one demonstration and then go home, that’s something, but the people in power can live with that. What they can’t live with is sustained pressure that keeps building, organisations that keep doing things, people that keep … Continue reading

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