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?”
Immigration isn’t even a top ten issue for the public
The government is behaving as if immigration is a core public concern, including passing the “most draconian” anti-refugee bill. Are they aware of how people actually feel?
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.”
Reforest The Mind
“On Earth Day 2022, an Indigenous-led return to relationship with the living world may be a solution to the metacrisis we find ourselves in...’We are the ones we have been waiting for.’”
Culture Hack Issue One: Culture and the Anthropocene
“Mapping pathways of the transition to a post-Anthropocentric world...finding new life-affirming narratives that can guide us through the uncertain territories of this transition” in nine articles and a video. Also explore CHL’s new site, featuring more detail on their work and tools.
Binge-watching Hate: Strategies for fighting the rise of digital extremism
“Join advocates, scholars, and strategic thought leaders in conversation about cutting-edge communications strategies for combating the rise of far-right extremist ideology in digital spaces.”(Building from New Brave World, Sachrajda & Zukowska)
A Future For All Of Us: Immigrant Narrative Strategy
“Learnings, frameworks and tools, and insights into directions we can take to move forward together. Whether you are an advocate or artist, a long-time veteran of the culture wars or thinking about how to apply narrative or cultural strategy for the first time, this report is designed to work for you.”
Spotlight on Impact Storytelling
“We offer this report to help those of us in the ecosystem see and understand ourselves: our roles, our relationships to one another, our strengths, and the opportunities we have to make improvements that will result in greater impact.”
Public Perceptions of the Cost of Living Scandal
Timely insight into what people think is driving the scandal (crisis), the impacts people are feeling now, and the solutions we should all be pursuing.
Video message by UN Secretary-General at the WGIII AR6 press conference
Another damning indictment of failed climate leadership, in which the UNSG calls out “lying” corporates and businesses, praises activists, and denounces new FF investment as “moral and economic madness”. Clips are being used by Just Stop Oil and XR.