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Michael Edwards 6h
Activism is normal; what’s strange is that we don’t see it that way and encourage it accordingly, says
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Transformation 6h
The everyday power of movement activism - great piece by (Laurence Cox):
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Public Sphere Hub 10h
Replying to @nils_gilman @edwarmi
No doubt, but how many among them support more than "small change"? 2010
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Michael Edwards 12h
With considerable pain and anxiety we are experiencing what the opposite of interconnectedness looks like in our world. Time for a different politics of love:
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Ben Phillips 14h
Hauwa, 24 year old midwife working with ICRC in Northern Nigeria, helping mothers and babies survive and thrive, has reportedly been executed by her captors today. Killed for helping others live. What can we do to honour and live up to the example of heroic workers like Hauwa?
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Transformation 13h
'In the financialization of art we see a grim reflection of wider trends.' Great piece by
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Transformation 14h
“If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free since our freedom would necessitate the destruction of all systems of oppression.” Still as relevant today as when written in 1977:
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Michael Edwards Oct 15
Replying to @edwarmi
thanks for the RT!
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Transformation Oct 15
“Those who hold power and feel it slipping from their hands have always found it difficult to resist the temptation of substituting violence for it.” But there is another way...
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Michael Edwards Oct 15
Great read on why feminisms – in the plural – are a politics of love:
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Transformation Oct 15
Why intersectionality is absolutely central to any progressive politics worthy of the name:
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Meera Ghani Oct 15
Feminisms – in the plural – as a politics of love | openDemocracy
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Jonathan Glennie Oct 15
One of the most beautiful and inspiring articles you will read today: “If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free since our freedom would necessitate the destruction of all systems of oppression.”
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Michael Edwards Oct 15
Replying to @jonathanglennie
tks Jonathan!
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Michael Edwards Oct 15
Where does moral courage come from - the strength required to challenge and transform much larger powers? Lessons from my correspondence with anti-nuke protester Sister Megan Rice:
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Michael Edwards Oct 15
Sexual violence is rooted in hierarchy, disconnection, separateness and fear. The simple – but not so simple – alternative is wholeness, connection and love:
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Transformation Oct 15
Every act of resistance becomes an act of liberation from the need to exercise raw power over others, and re-build relationships around the radically different rationalities of love, joy and justice:
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Transformation Oct 15
'Transformation will grow from an understanding of the interconnectedness of all aspects of our identities, lives, and struggles.'
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Transformation Oct 15
Archbishop Óscar Romero was made a saint in Rome yesterday. Claudia Horwitz explores his legacy:
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openDemocracy 50.50 Oct 15
Intersectionality is the exact opposite of ‘divisive.’
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