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How to Build a Successful Centrist Political Start-Up
by Ivan March

Five key takeaways from Josef Lentsch’s new book, “Political Entrepreneurship”. “The art of transformation from within is to learn to work the system without becoming a part of it”, this quote lingers with me, after finishing Josef Lentsch’s book, Political Entrepreneurship – ‘How to build successful centrist political startups’, and I’m left with this age-old question, […]

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Tourists Against Trump Campaign
by Ivan March

Meet the punk-gospel-activist choir that has been arrested over 70 times, in various stand offs against gatekeepers of destruction. John Waters famously advised that, ‘if you go home with somebody, and they don’t have books, don’t fuck ’em!” and in that spirit I would advise, if you come across a preacher who hasn’t been to prison […]

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The Power of One
by Ivan March

The Power of One Collective action is great, nay imperative in social movements, yet we often forget that much like societies, movements are made up of individuals, and a strong social movement doesn’t mow down individualism, instead it finds a way of celebrating difference alongside unity. Protest is powerful, and it is a way for […]

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Stop Killing Londoners
by Ivan March

Perhaps you’ve seen pictures of Xingtai, China’s industrial steel city, or more accurately, struggled to see anything amid the palpably thick layers of noxious air pollution. An alarming statistic correlates human disease and mortality to the air we breathe – it is estimated that 18,000 people die every day worldwide as a result of air pollution. […]

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#GoWithTheFlaw 2 – Keep Everyone in the Loop
by Ivan March

Go With the Flaw is an initiative we started this year to proudly state that ‘it’s perfectly okay to screw up, just try to learn from it’ both to our grantees and fellow funders. You can read a bit more about our reasoning around failure here. Last autumn, the London School of Economics (LSE), was […]

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Ancient Forest Versus Energy Giant
by Ivan March

A visit to the Hambacher Forest to meet the activists living in the forest to fight the coal giant, RWE. *this article first appeared on tbd* as part of the ‘Adventures in Activism‘ column. “My fingertips are thoroughly numb, as a lilac dusk descends on Hambacher Forest and the dying light spotlights a solitary treehouse […]

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