activism

Grassroots campaigns have proven instrumental in bringing about political, social or environmental change; you've got to start somewhere-might as well start here.

  • iamfancypants
    Published 3 days ago
    Rachel Dolezal, It's Ok to Be White

    Rachel Dolezal, It's Ok to Be White

    I am white. I was 16 when I became a member of the ANC Youth League. My friend Tanya and I joined, meeting in the basement of a church in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town. Of course the ANC was banned in those days, so we were told to say we were attending church youth group meetings. I became the president of a group called Pupils United For Peace And Awareness and managed to get Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrica (now South African’s National Anthem) inserted into our school hymn books, which prompted a visit from the security police to our headmaster Mr Louw. When the ANC was unbanned I became a card-carrying member. I jostled outside City Hall with the celebratory masses when Mandela was released.
  • Casey Curry
    Published 3 days ago
    Get Your Nature On!!

    Get Your Nature On!!

    Red-Winged Black Bird Wilderness Peoples is my Dream 501c3.
  • Jaime Hunter
    Published 18 days ago
    About Extinction Rebellion: Change Has Always Come from Disobedience

    About Extinction Rebellion: Change Has Always Come from Disobedience

    Recently the Extinction Rebellion hasn’t been afraid to disrupt the established order of things, which can be disrupting for quite a few people as commuters in London discovered in mid-April, when the climate change protest group planted a big pink boat right into the middle of Oxford Circus, grinding the area to a halt. However, despite the reasonable aggravation of having their days disrupted, everyone should consider the bigger picture and blame the powers that be, rather than the protesters, for the disruption caused. After all, the protesters wouldn’t be there is the climate wasn’t in a state of freefall, a situation that the UK government is choosing to ignore in favour of Brexit. And to those people who ask why Extinction Rebellion aren’t protesting peacefully, the answer simply is this: Many have already, but nothing’s happened. And history shows that is that doesn’t work, then direct action is the way to go. So here’s a quick history lesson.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 22 days ago
    Trans Lives Matter

    Trans Lives Matter

    You run into an article about a transgender person either being killed or brutally attacked by a complete stranger or acquaintances. In most of these cases, they are often misgendered by the media, police statements, and other professions. According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), 26 transgender people in 2018 have been killed. The majority of whom were black transgender women. This year, the lives of 23 transgender people were lost at the hand of violence. That’s a 1.1 percent decrease from last year, but more needs to be done to protect them from any further attacks.
  • Heinz Weverink
    Published 23 days ago
    The View from the Dumpster

    The View from the Dumpster

    The View from the Dumpster—No players, no Game
  • Peter
    Published 26 days ago
    Reaction To: Extinction Rebellion Tube Protests

    Reaction To: Extinction Rebellion Tube Protests

    For me, there are several reasons for this.
  • Daniel Rocha
    Published about a month ago
    10 Things You Need to Know About the Global Climate Strike

    10 Things You Need to Know About the Global Climate Strike

    As climate change continues to wreak havoc on our ecosystem, millions across the world are taking action and calling for change in order to preserve our environment. The Global Climate Strike, the massive climate change campaign that united millions across the world to amplify the voices of young activists seeking environmental reform, is a perfect example of this. Because of its historic importance as a massively successful initiative, here is everything you need to know about the Global Climate Strike.
  • Grant Patterson
    Published 2 months ago
    Bereft of Real Solutions, Climate Hysteria Becomes a Children's Crusade
  • Brandi Payne
    Published 2 months ago
    The Homeless Need Our Help

    The Homeless Need Our Help

    I have a history with being homeless and let me tell you it is no walk in the park. Things are not easy as everyone may think. Most of the homeless are not out there because of drugs or alcohol, that happened after they became homeless and it is called a coping mechanism because being homeless knocks a person’s self-esteem into the ground and then society beats them down too, keeping them out there in the streets with no hand to help them up.
  • John Heckenlively
    Published 2 months ago
    So You Wanna Be a Delegate

    So You Wanna Be a Delegate

    See “So You Wanna Be A Delegate: The Basics” for some basic information and tips.
  • Anna Gooding-Call
    Published 2 months ago
    You Are Doing Your Best to Stop Climate Change. Businesses Are Not

    You Are Doing Your Best to Stop Climate Change. Businesses Are Not

    There's a guilt narrative attached to any discussion of climate change. We drive too many cars. We eat too much beef. We, as in, the consumer, the person, the individual culprit sleepwalking over the climate cliff.
  • Katie Anderton
    Published 2 months ago
    A Feminist's Guide to Brocalism

    A Feminist's Guide to Brocalism

    "Listen, sweetheart, sexism and racism are products of capitalism. If we take down capitalism, it'll be easier to solve those issues."