The Old Yoke. Was the green man, that pagan spirit of nature, in fact England’s secret symbol of resistance to Norman oppression? | Aeon

Green men they are called; or, less poetically, ‘foliate heads’. They captivated me from a young age, and I have been collecting them, on and off, for years. I have more than a dozen dotted around my house

We Need To Talk About Ableism | ABC Life | By Ellen Fraser-Barbour

What is ableism? It is the favouring of able neurotypical people, and the exclusion and devaluation of people who are disabled and neurodivergent. Ableism may not be intentional (in the same way that racism or sexism may not be intentional) but that doesn’t mean it’s not harmful.

Reorganizing Anger Into Energy and Action | Spirituality and Health

“The emotion of anger is designed to spark transformation. … Anger is how your spirit tells you not to bow to injustice any longer. [It’s] is the sacred messenger communicating that something in your life needs transforming.”

The United States Needs a Third Reconstruction | The Atlantic

Whatever its shape, the era ahead must rekindle the aspiration of a nation molded in the ideal of perfect equality. The next period of Reconstruction must contend with the effects of the prior era’s deconstruction.

Revolution and American Indians: Marxism is as Alien to My Culture as Capitalism

The following speech was given by Russell Means in July 1980, before several thousand people who had assembled from all over the world for the Black Hills International Survival Gathering, in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It is Russell Means’s most famous speech.

We Deserve To Be Taught About It: Why Students Want Climate Crisis Classes

In five years’ time, every student at Sheffield University – whether they study maths, music or drama – will also need to get to grips with sustainability. Be it the climate crisis, global poverty or gender inequality, every course will examine some of the major challenges the world faces.

Why Starbucks failed in Australia | TED ED

Starbucks can be found all over the world, from Shanghai to Guantanamo Bay. But there is one continent that was uninterested in the coffee giant. Australians largely rejected Starbucks’ attempted takeover, which led to an embarrassing retreat for the brand. CNBC explains what went wrong.

‘Adults are asleep at the wheel’ in climate crisis, says co-founder of youth-led…

Starbucks can be found all over the world, from Shanghai to Guantanamo Bay. But there is one continent that was uninterested in the coffee giant. Australians largely rejected Starbucks’ attempted takeover, which led to an embarrassing retreat for the brand. CNBC explains what went wrong.

Resistance: The Mythos and the Logos by Sharon Blackie | Author

There’s a lot of talk about resistance right now. All kinds of people telling us what we must do, what we must not do, how to act, how we’re bad if we don’t act, how to make a radical act, how to be an activist, how to be the right kind of activist (their kind of activist), how to resist, resist, resist…

Practical, smart Advice For Changemakers, From A Young Climate Activist.

In the summer of 2017, then-high school students Jamie Margolin, Nadia Nazar, Madelaine Tew and Zanagee Artis decided that #thisisZeroHour to act on climate change and they founded Zero Hour, a youth-led climate movement focused on climate change and environmental justice. Now at New York University, Margolin is currently the co-executive director of Zero Hour.

The Data Scientist Exposing US White Supremacists: ‘This is how you fight Nazis’

Since 2018, the 38-year-old data scientist has been exposing members of the far right and cataloguing white supremacist violence across the US through her site, First Vigil. The project grew out of…

Celeste Ng Reflects on Our Era of Rage—and Illuminates the Path Forward

I used to call my senators and representatives several times a week. I knitted a pink pussy hat and made signs and went on marches. I donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the ACLU, and Planned Parenthood. In the aftermath of the 2016 election, I popularized the hashtag #SmallActs to drive people to take modest steps to further political resistance and social inclusion. Now? I’m exhausted and sometimes demoralized. I’m not proud to admit it, but I’ve thought about giving up.

How Racial Injustice And The Climate Crisis Are Inseparable Emergencies

For many people, the climate crisis is a modern-day phenomenon. But for black and indigenous people, as well as other colonised people of colour, we know that the roots of the environmental crisis go back much further and are inseparable from racial injustice. The exploitation of our planet’s natural resources has always been closely linked to the exploitation of people of colour.

When “Creatives” Turn Destructive: Image-Makers and the Climate Crisis

If money is the oxygen on which the fire of global warming burns, then P.R. campaigns and snappy catchphrases are the kindling. Past sins are past no more: an overdue historical recalibration is under way, with monuments being pulled down, dorms renamed, restitution offered. People did things, bad things; even across the span of centuries, they’re being held to account, and there’s something noble about that.

The Diversity and Inclusion Industry Has Lost Its Way | BAZAR

As news comes of the Royal family’s desire to hire a Diversity and Inclusion consultant, Kim Tran explores how the industry is at a crossroads and if it could find its roots again.

Addressing Trauma as a Pathway to Social Change | Stanford Social Innovation

In the 1860s, American abolitionist Frederick Douglass noted that people invested in social change “endeavor to remove the contradiction” between “what ought to be” and “what is.” This contradiction seems ubiquitous today as social change advocates struggle to address multiple, overlapping crises.

Jane Goodall: ‘Change is Happening. There Are Many Ways to Start Moving in the Right Way’

The primatologist and ecological activist on why population isn’t the only cause of climate change, and why she’s encouraging optimism