Zooming To A New Activism

Last week I was in Montreal at the World Social Forum, a gathering of over 13 thousand activists from all over the world. They came to connect, collaborate and create another world in the spirit of their tagline: “AnotherĀ  world is necessary. Together it’s possible.” I respect and admire the will and courage of people who come together to work for change. Often they come from far away and with limited resources. They crossed language, […]

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The Genie In The Blindspot

I’ve only been in one accident. I was one of several bodies inside a cargo van that rolled over (and over) down an empty prairie road – a bit like being in a tumble dryer. I’m reminded of that as I’m reflecting on Donald Trump’s speech yesterday and the Munich shooting today – and ISIS, Brexit and much more. They give me the same sense of tumbling through a slow motion accident, being thoroughly inside […]

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A Transformative Heap Of Rubbish

If I heard him correctly Bayo Akomalafe spoke of the world we’re striving to awaken in as “a transformative heap of rubbish.” I love his instincts and I like this phrasing of it. It helps me today with the too rigid categories I woke up in this morning, like waking up in a jail. My little brain like a lego set in a dysfunctional world! We like to have a neat and tidy narrative, our […]

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