Category: Activism

Activism against Activists

Many great thinkers and doers of modern history have labelled themselves activists, many have not and there have been plenty who called the title for all the wrong reasons. There are different schools of thought on this but generally speaking if you want to be good at activism forget about being an “activist”. Forget activism

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Water: the heart of Environmental Justice

Environmental justice is not a new idea but it is one gaining ground in mainstream media and consciousness. Environmental justice refers to a number of connected ideas. Access and ownership of natural resources. Equitable burden sharing from environmental damage. Writing from an Irish prospective it’s impossible to ignore the influence the Irish Water campaign has

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My Body is a Battleground

Are you the subject of debate? Not a debater or a judge but a motion waiting to be carried or defeated. And to hate someone not because they are evil but because they see you as an object for argument. Your existence is a political opinion. You are fair game for showing up. And I

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