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Rax Interview with Scott Forbes

"I suppose you just have to keep pushing and carry on climbing that uphill struggle in making change happen. NEVER GIVE UP!".…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Green Gold

With the Climate Campin the UK now underway, it is a good moment to reflect on some of thestakes involved in climate change activism. For many people, climatechange is an abstract 'environmental' issue with little impact on theirlives – but there are many people on the front lines who often face alife and death struggle. Such was the story of Sajida Khan, who'sbattle was not with climate change per se, but with some of its so-called 'solutions'.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Climate campaigners target coal power construction firm

For the second time this month, campaigners have targeted offices ofSurrey-based building firm BAM Nuttall. Protesters have climbed thecompany’s flagpole and raised a flag reading “no new coal”. Sevenpeople have attempted to enter the building to speak to ChiefExecutive Martin J.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Queer eye for the WSF

For me, one of the real achievements of this WSF has been thewonderful turnout of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex(LGBTI) activists here (particularly from Africa). The Q-Spot, a venuesetup by GALCK (the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya), was one of themost popular hangouts in the stadium. Numerous workshops, trainings,debates, film screenings, exhibits, and poetry readings were wellattended and there was a real buzz about the place.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Use and abuse of social media in Nigerian elections

With over a million Nigerians currently on Facebook and a growing number of Twitter users, how are Nigerian political circles dealing with social media in their campaigns? The elections are nearing, and the progress so far doesn’t offer much for celebration.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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A day of tactical diversity

People assembled en masse June 26 at Queen’s Park, Ontario’s provincial legislature, for a day of demonstrations. There were an estimated 10,000 people on the legislature lawn and the march, which was deemed family-friendly by organizers, started out peacefully.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Counterpower kicks off US tour

Tim Gee hitsUS bookshops to promote Counterpower: Making Change Happen.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Re-thinking resistance in the age of the cloud

Activist organizations are getting bitten by storing their data in the cloud and there is a lot that can be done about it. Over the years, I've seen this happen, more than a few times, to organizations that I've worked with. Heck, it's happened twice in the last year just to New Internationalist.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Rax Interview with Craig Kielburger

Whenever we see something wrong, whenever we see an injustice, we should speak out. I don’t think we should shrug those responsibilities. We do human rights work not because it’s easy but because it’s necessary.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Power in our hands

The mobile phone has a crucial role to play in mobilizing activists and protesters.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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