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Alcoholic and activist

Three ex-drinkers share their experience, strength and hope


Activism and ... Converting the enemy

I was taken from the court to the cells below, waving goodbye to friends and supporters at the back of the court. My pocket were emptied and everything in a bag.

Diary: Post-action blues

Clare Cochrane ruminates on the emotional ups and downs of campaigning


Almost ...

Activism and ... Unhappiness

I am very unhappy that you have asked me this question. I used to believe that if you weren’t miserable, you weren’t politically conscious.

David Gee, Holding Faith: Creating Peace in a Violent World

Quaker Books, 2011; 144pp; £8


Kathleen M. Blee, Democracy in the making: How Activist Groups Form

OUP USA, 2012; 224pp; £18.99


Cynefin y Werin calls it a day

End of an era as all-Wales campaigning network closes


What anti-oppression workshops should teach

One of the world’s leading activist trainers draws on decades of experience


Activism and... pleasure

I don't like it when things get ascetic. Enjoying ourselves has potential for liberating us. My general philosophy is: pleasure is a good thing.