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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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Deconstructing Racism One Statue at a Time
by Ivan March

Rich, white and male. European cities are peppered with statues, and you’ll find that the overwhelming majority of these have a few things in common. *this article first appeared on tbd* as part of the ‘Adventures in Activism‘ column. Statues of people have much longer life expectancies than people themselves. Bronze and marble outlast flesh […]

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Why Activism?
by Ivan March

A case study on the nature and value of activism. *this article first appeared on tbd* as part of the ‘Adventures in Activism‘ column. For anyone who has spent more than fifteen minutes with me, they will have probably received an earful of gushing about this or that activist collective or why this social movement […]

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From Hurricanes to Housing Struggles
by Romy Kraemer

Lessons from New Orleans & a Commitment to Urban Social Movements One sunny morning a couple of weeks ago in April, while attending the EDGE Funders Alliance‘s annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, I woke up, grabbed a coffee and walked right into a dystopia together with about twenty other conference participants. Our walking tour […]

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#GoWithTheFlaw 1 – Sometimes They Won’t Budge
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. Late last year we supported the creation of a […]

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Go With The Flaw
by Ivan March

“The Greatest Teacher, Failure Is” – Master Yoda We all make mistakes. To err is human. It’s not how many times you fall that matters it’s how many times you get up. There’s a growing movement that has rediscovered the obvious, mistakes are fundamental in learning, and clichés abound. In both the corporate and nonprofit […]

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