Category Archives: social change

Netroots Nation Wrap-Up

“You and me are floating on a tidal wave/ Together/ You and me are drifting into outer space” – Coldplay, ‘X & Y’ I’m on another continent now, having left the country I always find it the hardest to leave. … Continue reading

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The Best of the Rest of Boston

After my meeting with Marshall Ganz, I had a long list of other amazing people to meet. First I went to meet Josh Lynch, an old friend from the US youth climate movement who helped start the Energy Action Coalition, … Continue reading

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Movement Growth & Strategic Capacity

One of the key things I’m researching while I’m overseas doing my Churchill fellowship is movement growth. What does it take for a movement, especially a grassroots “real world” movement to grow, sustain growth, and continue to engage mass numbers … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Retiring from AYCC

It’s a 26 degree day in April, and I’m sitting on the AYCC Balcony looking at a thick cloud of fog over Sydney Harbour that the news bulletins are reporting on, but can’t explain. Today is my last week as … Continue reading

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