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Opaque, Dishonest, Impenetrable Philanthropy
by Ivan March

“Can we stop perpetuating the transparency weirdness?” asks Marlene Engelhorn, one of the young philanthropists championing the Resource Justice approach among German-speakers, trying to imbue philanthropy with radicality and a deep social justice narrative. “Transparency is about owning conflict and tensions”, she adds.  This is the primary intention behind the eighth session in our Radical […]

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The Dark Side of Environmentalism
by Ivan March

Orwellian or Overwellmian? Donald Trump Jr recently compared his father’s Twitter ban to Orwell’s dystopia, claiming that “We are living in Orwell’s 1984. Free speech no longer exists in America”, prompting journalists to write articles to educate the public that George Orwell was a “self-described democratic socialist” and that he “always belonged on the Left”. The […]

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Additional Thoughts on Effective Altruism
by Paolo Fresia with Romy Krämer

Following the publication of our article about where we believe EA adds to the philanthropic landscape and where it fails to encourage a deeper, much-needed reflection, we have been excited to receive a high level of engagement. In particular, we appreciated the reactions by members of the EA community, and the many thoughtful responses on […]

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Reflecting on our Reflexes in 2020
by Ivan March

They say hindsight is 20/20, and 2020 definitely provided quite some sights for us all. For every blow that the Pandemic, the murder of George Floyd or the explosion in Lebanon dealt, there was a Covid19-mutual aid group, a defund the police rally, a rebuild Beirut action. Still, we watched Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck […]

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#GoWithTheFlaw 4 – Fuelling up on Feedback
by Ivan March

The 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP25, was the 25th one since they started, and it was held in Madrid, Spain, from 2 to 13 December 2019 under the presidency of the Chilean government. The Chilean government, unilaterally cancelled the COP25 just a month before its scheduled date, claiming that the […]

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Going Guerrilla (Virtual) Grantee Gathering
by Ivan March

When an unorthodox foundation and its renegade grantees met online… On the anniversary of the CIA-backed, military coup in Chile & the fall of the Twin Towers, a small slice of the European activist community gathered virtually to inspire, conspire and perspire together. Switch on Zoom, connect to audio, frame face, adjust bed hair, try […]

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