Since my teen years, I have looked to the anti-apartheid movement as clear evidence that humanity - when it comes together and stands bravely and prays with its heart and sings with its soul - can overcome the greatest oppression.
Articles: social movements (56)
The difficulties that relate to modern democracy probably start with the use of that term.
Apparently, somebody in the retail industry was also worried that protests would cut into their sales.
After five years of austerity and with more to come, the need to rethink local economies is more pressing than ever.
Last week’s post here on The Archdruid Report suggested that the normal aftermath of an age of reason is a return to religion—in Spengler’s terms, a Second Religiosity—as the only effective bulwark against the nihilistic spiral set in motion by the barbarism of reflection.
Norse mythology tells of Ragnarok, a cataclysmic disaster akin to ecocide. In order to avoid this fate we need new stories that reunite human experience with nature.
This week, millions of Americans will gather in theaters to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. While for many the film is little more than big-budget Hollywood pop fare, for others the story will dramatically shape the way they see the world’s economic situation.
To be glad in the face of the world’s rending sometimes seems impossible.
Is there anything less popular among Americans than their own government?
Revolutionaries go beyond anger, protest, and opposition, and instead concentrate on involving people on a grassroots level with assuming responsibility for creating the values and infrastructures needed for a new society.