TAG: activists

Bitcoin for Activists – What You Need to Know

Nathan Schneider, Waging Nonviolence Waking Times Among activists one often finds an aversion to even thinking about money. Associating it with the opponent — who has lots of it — they try to do without money themselves. Often, for as long as they can, they try to organize and resist without it, until burning out,

8 Skills of a Well-Trained Activist

George Lakey, Waging Nonviolence Contributor Waking Times As I write this dozens of trainers in Philadelphia near completion of a 17-day intensive called the “Super-T,” a kind of boot camp for trainers. In the 1950s, there was no place I could go to learn this kind of activist facilitation training, even though Paulo Freire was

A Sincere Farewell to Visionary Indian Statesman Russell Means

Waking Times Russell Means announced in August 2011 that he had developed inoperable throat cancer and decided against mainstream medical treatments in favor of traditional American Indian remedies. He died early Monday, Oct. 22, at his ranch in in Porcupine, S.D., according Oglala Sioux Tribe spokeswoman Donna Salomon. He was 72. (Adapted from Bio at RussellMeans.com)

Mom-Turned-Activist Launches National Movement to Boycott GMOs

Katherine Paul, OCA Waking Times Diana Reeves was furious when her state legislators caved into threats by Monsanto to sue the state of Connecticut if it passed a GMO labeling law. Lawmakers effectively told Connecticut’s voters, who had clearly expressed overwhelming support for GMO labeling, “oh well.” Unlike her gutless state legislators who rolled over,

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