activism   64732

« earlier    

Against Activism | The Baffler
"To be an activist now merely means to advocate for change, and the hows and whys of that advocacy are unclear. The lack of a precise antonym is telling. Who, exactly, are the non-activists? Are they passivists? Spectators? Or just regular people? In its very ambiguity the word upholds a dichotomy that is toxic to democracy, which depends on the participation of an active citizenry, not the zealotry of a small segment of the population, to truly function."
activism  politics  society  culture 
5 hours ago by mildlydiverting
U.S. Citizen, Believed Executed in Syrian Prison, Heightens Fears for Others - WSJ
Qutaiba Idlbi, a Syrian native who left the country in 2013 following several detentions there, said Ms. Shweikani had been part of a loose network of activists in Damascus who, among other things, organized pro-democracy protests at the start of the Arab Spring movement in 2011, and moved toward humanitarian work as the war intensified.

He said the activists didn’t establish a formal organization, which would have attracted too much attention. Still, the Assad regime apparently was able to infiltrate the group, and Ms. Shweikani was among the last of her circle to be arrested, on Feb. 19, 2016, Mr. Idlbi said.
USA  Mar15  execution  activism 
10 hours ago by elizrael
My Declaration of Faithful Disobedience, Wang Yi — China Partnership
I firmly believe that in carrying out spiritual disobedience, the Bible demands me to rely on the grace and resurrection power of Christ, that I must respect and not overstep two boundaries.

The first boundary is that of the heart. Love toward the soul, and not hatred toward the body, is the motivation of spiritual disobedience. Transformation of the soul, and not the changing of circumstances, is the aim of spiritual disobedience. At any time, if external oppression and violence rob me of inner peace and endurance, so that my heart begins to breed hatred and bitterness toward those who persecute the church and abuse Christians, then spiritual disobedience fails at that point.

The second boundary is that of behavior. The gospel demands that disobedience of faith must be non-violent. The mystery of the gospel lies in actively suffering, even being willing to endure unrighteous punishment, as a substitute for physical resistance. Peaceful disobedience is the result of love and forgiveness. The cross means being willing to suffer when one does not have to suffer. For Christ had limitless ability to fight back, yet he endured all of the humility and hurt. The way that Christ resisted the world that resisted him was by extending an olive branch of peace on the cross to the world that crucified him.
Christianity.and.culture  activism 
yesterday by timmarkatos
GynePunk, the cyborg witches of DIY gynecology : Makery
"The Catalan collective GynePunk wants to decolonize the female body. To this end, it is developing first aid gynecological tools, for socially disadvantaged women, refugees, sex workers."
diy  activism  women  health 
2 days ago by jbushnell
Front Page — Free Software Foundation — working together for free software
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom. We defend the rights of all software users.
activism  linux  software  opensource  politics 
3 days ago by tobym
What Silicon Valley Doesn't Get About Race | Vanity Fair |
Another way that high-powered tech leaders can help advance social justice? Critically examine the power structures in your own industry. Work diligently to hire more women and people of color—not just to fill quotas, but because it’s the right thing to do. Actions speak louder than a well-intentioned but ultimately ham-fisted tweet.
siliconvalley  techbros  activism 
4 days ago by kme

« earlier    

related tags

2014  2018  341webmgmt  60s  a  abuse  academia  academic  access  aid  alexandria_ocasio-cortez  alexandriaocasio-cortez  algo  algorithms  america  anger  anjaluappadurai  archive  art  asia  at  australia  bassemmasri  bernie_sanders  bias  bigdata  book  books  borders  britishness  buddhism  california  canada  capital  capitalism  cars  ccl  censorship  charlottesville  children  christianism  christianity.and.culture  civics  civil-rights-movement  clarifai  climate  climate_change  climatechange  climatejustice  clothes  college  colonial  commercialism  commercialization  community  conference  corporatism  corruption  crime  culture  data  dataviz  dc:creator=butlerjames  dc:creator=monbiotgeorge  dctagged  death  decentralization  delete  democracy  democrats  deportation  deregulation  design  despite  digitalhumanities  directaction  disability  disclosure  discrimination  diversity  diy  documentcloud  documents  dorisdiether  e-book  ecology  economics  edgi  education  eff  elections  engineering-design  environment  environmentalism  execution  experience  extinctionrebellion  facebook  fair  farright  fbi  federation  feminism  ferguson  firings  france  freedomofspeech  funding  furedifrank  further  gas  geek  general_motors  geography  germany  github  government  great_britain  green  greennewdeal  greenpill  greenwichvillage  hardbrexit  health  healthcare  heart-fire  history  homophobia  housing  howto  humanrights  hunger  ice  iea  immigration  inequality  infrastructure  instituteofideas  institutional-design  intelligence_community  internal_struggle  internet  interviews  into  isms  israel  ivyleague  janejacobs  jenniferlight  journalism  kids  kochcharles  kochdavid  kochindustries  la  labor  labourparty  language  law  legal  lgbtq  linux  livestream  livingmarxism  local  longreads  machine-learning  mapping  mar15  massachusetts  math  media  men  milosevicslobodan  montreal  mythography  nancy_pelosi  naomiklein  nationalism  nethistory  non-profit  o'neillbrendan  oakland  occupy  of  openaccess  opensource  organizing  outlaw  p2p  pennsylvania  people  philadelphia  plans  platform  pm  police  policy  political-economy  politics  poverty  prison  privacy  progressive  protest  protests  push  quebec  race  racism  rcp  reference  religion  reputation  research  rhetoric  rightwing  satanism  scheduling  security  selfcare  serbia  sex_work  siliconvalley  sms  social-dynamics  social_media  socialism  socialmedia  society  software  solutions  specialbranch  spiked  spoke  stansted  stansted15  startup  statistics  surge  surveillance  survivors  sustainability  syria  teachers  tech  techbros  technology  teens  terrorism  thearchive  to  tools  trans  transparency  trotsky  trump  twitter  uk  unions  united_nations  united_states  us  usa  ustream  video  violence  visibility  visualization  voting  war  webarchive  webarchiving  women  work  youth  ywbt 

Copy this bookmark: