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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.

Ignoring grassroots struggles in China

First part of a series to feature on the PN blog about grassroots struggles in China.


Iraq ten years on: Speaking event at University of Southampton

Ian Sinclair speaking at the University of Southampton about his book 'The march the shook Blair' that also featured Matt Barr who has recently returned from Iraq.


Activism and...telling the parents

For my parents, people who go to court are people who ha


Diary: Thinking about group dynamics

In March I spent a week in the eco-cabins at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, at a workshop organised by trainers from three training collectives – Rhizome, Tripod and Seeds for Change.