Imagination Activism: exploring radically better futures (and SolarPunk)
Phoebe shares thoughts on “how we can find the learning tools that will bridge to the future we want to envision, and how we translate those visions of the future into values.”
The Great Simplification: Full Movie
The final chapters to this accessible and provocative animation series are now up, rounding off its effort to understand the roots of our current crises and map the road ahead.
The Failed Ideology of Davos
"The WEF’s vision certainly doesn’t look like the world ordinary people would hope for. Rather it is a vision of an economy separated from the Earth, managed by algorithms and fed by information from myriad surveillance devices."
With the left asleep at the wheel, the right has surged ahead with its cynical anti-woke narrative
An urgent call for progressives to overcome “paralysis” and “start telling a story of our own” that can counter the infectious (and extremist) anti-woke narrative. The Race Class Narrative offers a route forward.
A narrative mapping effort focused on poverty and economic mobility, “analysing the media behaviours of over 50,000 people in the U.S. and all the content they interact with.”
Why Community Power is Key to Building a Better Future
“To overcome polarisation and division, and recognise our common needs and humanity by building bridges and webs of connection and support within our local communities that enable us to take transformative action.” Worth revisiting in the wake of their recent summit.
NEW: Net Zero, Fairness and climate politics
A timely update to CO’s segmentation and messaging guidance work, in collaboration with More In Common. Features messaging do’s and don’ts across a range of issues, including transport and home energy policies.
How bad do things have to get in Britain before we start to see solidarity emerge?
In the face of power wielding divisory tactics, “is the British public still capable of rediscovering the commonalities that could chart an eventual course of escape from our current misery?”
Working class voters support Net Zero – and campaigns suggesting the contrary are misconceived
Referencing a new report from Onward (see coverage here) that finds public opinion does not match what anti-net zero efforts and government energy policy suggest. A similar finding to above, so why is this happening...?
The Engagement Gap
Leaning on Hanlon’s razor, a possible answer to the above question: “The reason is simple: the opinions of the highly engaged, in particular, differ to the broad mass. Not just in content but form.” So how can we ensure the popular, common sense view is heard?
Alternative Media System
TAUK’s recently updated site focuses on ‘Planet A’: “a place to re-orientate, pull the strands together and build”, including this collection focused on “a virtuous loop between reporting on innovation and breakthroughs, and the uploading of information from organisers and activators all over the world.”