Positive Activism

Category: Special


Summer 2016 Activist Spotlight – Emily Giles

This summer’s activist in focus is Emily Giles an art therapist focused on using the creative process to help strengthen individuals and communities.

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Paris in the Days After

The people of Paris did not die at the hands of the Islamic State so we could surrender our ideals to fanatics.

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Activist Watch List: Noam Chomsky and the Manufacturing of Consent

AWL is a series in which we take a look at documentaries or otherwise important video content that illuminates the issues and conflicts at the heart of the activist community. This episode features “Manufacturing Consent” which highlights Chomsky’s probing analysis of mass media and his critique of the forces at work behind the daily news.

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Spring 2015 Activist Spotlight: Asher Platts

Every quarter, Positive Activism seeks to discover a new activist and find out what what really makes them tick! This spotlight piece features Asher Platts. Here Asher shares his story of how he came to be so involved with the Greens and offers inspiration to those considering becoming involved with the political system.

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You Need to Donate to the International Rescue Committee. Here’s Why.

Around the world there are people who are suffering and struggling to live conflict free lives: in the Congo, in South Sudan, in Laos, in Syria, and several other places. These persons often flee their homes, becoming categorized in one of three ways based on United Nations definitions. It is our duty to help them.

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5 Tips to Avoiding “Compassion Fatigue”

Fighting for a cause that we are passionate about and being deeply embedded in the activist lifestyle while amazing and rewarding can also be exhausting. Don’t let compassion fatigue get to you!

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In Response to Helen Zille’s “The Real Story Behind the Lwandle Evictions,” and her “Law of the Jungle” Comments.

At least in the jungle communities can live without fear of such crimes, and not have to wonder whether or not their own government will play politics with what remains of their lives.

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Activist Spotlight: Yoni Miller

Every quarter, Positive Activism seeks to discover a new activist and find out what what really makes them tick! This Spring’s spotlight piece features Yoni Miller, a media watchdog, anti-repression activist, and dual citizen.

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Friend of PA, Harvey J Kaye appears on Bill Moyers

This week, Bill speaks with historian Harvey J. Kaye, author of the new book, The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, about how FDR’s speech was a rallying cry to build the kind of progressive society that Roosevelt hoped for but did not live to see at war’s end.

Kaye says the president was able to mobilize Americans who created “the strongest and most prosperous country in human history.” How did they do it? By working toward the Four Freedoms and making America “freer, more equal and more democratic.”

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Op-ed: A Massacre of Wolves is Taking Place

For about two years now, a wolf genocide has been occurring in North America. The population of Gray wolves in the Northern Rockies have plummeted; a slaughter of 2700 wolves in six states has occurred as of February 2014. Why?

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