Browsing the "activism" Tag

A Contest to Fight Urbanisation

July 30th, 2016 | by Carolyn Fortuna

What can a bunch of grad students do to try to combat urban sprawl? We'll find out as the entries for The Geneva Challenge arrive on July 31,

Rev. Billy and Church of Stop Shopping: Our Colony Collapse?

March 29th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping were in San Francisco recently; they spoke of a yawning deadly silence surrounding climate change, why it is so very important to engage with one another and loudly address this life threatening issue in public now

North Carolina Moral Mondays: Playbook for States Suffering from Extremist Agendas

July 10th, 2013 | by ecolocalizer

Political and social discontent continues to grow in North Carolina as the 10th Moral Monday grew to an estimated 3500 people on July 8th 2013. Moral monday is a movement that is organized by civil rights leaders, faith organizations, education leaders, environmental groups and women's rights advocacy groups who oppose North Carolina's new extremist legislation

Rev. Billy on Golden Toads, the Pope, Yerdle & Our Gift Economy

February 24th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

This week's inspired sermon from climate change activist Reverend Billy Talen highlights our interconnectedness, and the power inherent in sharing. The charismatic leader of the Church of Stop Shopping deftly weaves links between the extinct golden toad, the pope, our emerging gift economy, exuberant joy and hope for our future.

Topless FEMEN Activists Demand Equal Rights & Death to Patriarchy

January 31st, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Several determined protesters from the Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN publicly demonstrated against the World Economic Forum this week; the annual WEF meeting was held at the exclusive Swiss resort of Davos. These brave activists have become known internationally for their topless protests against sex trafficking, corrupt religious power and oppressive sexism. Some of their stated goals include inspiring others to actively revolt against entrenched patriarchal institutions, as well as encouraging more women to become politically aware and socially active

Gun Control Activists Occupy the NRA

January 7th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

One of the fasted growing recent offshoots to arise from the Occupy Wall Street movement is a new group entitled Occupy the NRA. The activist organization is demanding sensible gun safety legislation, and already has tens of thousands of members dedicated to stopping the rampant deadly gun violence epidemic that has spread across our country

Help the Yes Men Activists Create a Climate Change Public Revolution

November 17th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

The Yes Men are brilliant satirical social activists who are adept at political impersonations, hoax interviews and using humor to highlight the absurdity of entrenched destructive corporate influence. The group is now making a documentary entitled: The Yes Men are Revolting. The movie chronicles some of the group's clever disruptive actions, focusing on impending climate change disasters in store for our planet if we all continue to do nothing.

Rev. Billy: Sandy and Much More Extreme Weather is Climate Change

November 2nd, 2012 | by ecolocalizer

Climate Change town crier and leader of the Church of Stop Shopping, Reverend Billy, describes the enormity of Sandy's death and destruction in New York neighborhoods. He also explains that the global warming tipping point has already been reached, and that NOW is the time for radical change

The American Dream is a Lie: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

August 3rd, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

One of the most significant books published this year is Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, a gripping graphic novel reportage mix which skillfully exposes the extreme exploitation and poverty that flourishes on the disenfranchised burned out edges of our nation. This brutal compelling work is a collaboration between Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges, and the revolutionary cartoonist and foreign correspondent, Joe Sacco

The Art of Gratitude

May 6th, 2012 | by ecolocalizer

If you’re busy concentrating on the things that you lack in life, you’re neglecting the abundance that you do possess. There’s an art to this: the art of gratitude

40 Days of Harassing Women Going to the Doctor

February 23rd, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Recent insidious right wing assaults upon women have been relentless, but many communities are fighting back against these misguided attacks by extremists. In western Washington local citizens joined together to help protect women's access to health care, and organized weekly demonstrations in front of the local Planned Parenthood clinic. Scores of dedicated residents stood in front of the Olympia medical center, throughout all kinds of weather, to show how much they love and appreciate access to health care

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