Category Archives: transformative activism

Book Reviews: My Year Without Matches, and Steve Jobs

Hello world! After more than a year, I’m writing on this blog again. And what better way to celebrate than by sharing the joy of two books I’ve recently read. I’ve been sick with the flu this week – too … Continue reading

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Change Management for Campaigners: Six Secrets to Success

The late Ray Anderson, Founder & CEO of one of the world’s largest makers of carpets, Interface, said he used to be a typical industrialist – a ‘plunderer of the Earth’. In 1994 he was asked by a staff member … Continue reading

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Milton, Ulladulla & Wollongong

From Canberra, Isaac and I headed to the coast. Our destination: the small town of Milton and it’s larger neighbour, Ulladulla. We’d been pointed there by several NSW AYCC volunteers who had mentioned a particularly enthusiastic and talented young organiser … Continue reading

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What I’m Doing for the Next Six Weeks

Yesterday I had a conversation with a friend about how to create a bigger pool of people taking action to make the world a better place. ‘What makes a person move from wanting action on one issue, to taking action … Continue reading

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Five Principles of Transformational Activism

I started writing this post in the lush green surroundings of Vermont in late spring, and haven’t been able to finish it until now, on a rainy morning six weeks later in the middle of Sydney’s chilly winter. I’m glad … 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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