Meet The Group Making DC Streets Safer Through Do-It-Yourself Urbanism

By Natasha Riddle, -

The DC Department of Transformation—not to be confused with the District Department of Transportation—is helping cyclists and pedestrians one plunger, or traffic cone, or ad hoc handstand, at a [...]

Will The Real Gene Sharp Please Step Forward?

By George Lakey, -

In a recent interview with Jacobin, lawyer and political activist Marcie Smith expands on an essay she wrote earlier this year calling Gene Sharp — the late founder of nonviolent theory — “one of [...]

We Must Be Strategic To Win Social Change

By Rivera Sun, Popular Resistance -

We have more power than we think. But we’ve got to go beyond the “protest-petition-call officials-vote” routine. Think outside that box, and you’ll find a world of creative solutions and [...]

When Times Get Dark, We Must Shine Brighter

By David Suzuki, -

By David Suzuki for David Suzuki Foundation - Are we entering a new Dark Age? Lately it seems so. News reports are enough to make anyone want to crawl into bed and hide under the covers. But it's [...]

Rise Up: The Game Of People & Power

By Staff, -

By Staff of TESA Collective - Lead a march of thousands of people. Write a protest song that goes viral. Fight for what you believe in. Rise Up is a cooperative board game about building people [...]

Why Social Change Needs To Be A Laughing Matter

By Molly Wallace, -

By Molly Wallace for Waging Nonviolence - Struggles against human rights abuses or militarism are rarely linked — in thought or discussion — to humor. As serious matters, they deserve serious, [...]

Power, Politics, & Social Change

By G. William Domhoff, -

By G. William Domhoff for UCSC - Welcome to, a site about how power is distributed and wielded in the United States. It both builds upon and greatly supplements the book Who [...]

10 New Ways Other Countries Are Actually Solving Problems

By Larry Schwartz, -

By Larry Schwartz for AlterNet - The Presidential candidates have been sounding off for almost two years now, pointing out (or in many cases manufacturing) all of America’s problems, and offering [...]

What Role Were You Born To Play In Social Change?

By George Lakey, -

By George Lakey for Waging Nonviolence - Bill Moyer was a street-wise, working class white boy from rowhouse Philadelphia, who — in the turbulence of the 1960s — went to Chicago to work for an [...]

The Rumble From The People Can Work

By Staff, -

By Staff of The Nader Page - If only the people who engage in “road rage” would engage in “corporate rage” when they are harmed by cover-ups or hazardous products and gouging services, aloof [...]

6 Powerful Music Videos That Tackled Pressing Social Issues In 2015

By Samantha Cowan, -

By Samantha Cowan for Take Part - From Bob Dylan’s “Blowin in the Wind” to Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power,” musicians have a long history of incorporating protest and social issues into their [...]

11 Ways The World Got Better In 2015

By Angus Hervey, -

By Angus Hervey for The Independent - As 2015 draws to a close, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who’d claim that it’s been a good year for the human race. The bad news has been relentless: [...]

History Doesn’t Go In A Straight Line

By Noam Chomsky, -

By Noam Chomsky in Jacobin Magazine - Throughout his illustrious career, one of Noam Chomsky’s chief preoccupations has been questioning — and urging us to question — the assumptions and norms [...]

Promises Leading Up To Paris Would Slow Climate Pollution

By Climate Interactive, -

By Climate Interactive - The current national offers of climate action submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) would reduce projected warming by [...]

Critique Of Alinsky Organizing Methods

By Staughton Lynd, -

By Staughton Lynd in Counter Punch - It was an evening late in August 1968. I was in the bathtub. Believing that the critical issue at the national Democratic Party convention would be whether [...]