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17 Sep 14 - Society Activism News

Gani Fawehinmi, activism and democratic governance in Nigeria
For the civil society activists, there was really no difference between the military administrator who has no political acumen and a 'democrat' who is ignorant about the requirements of democracy and the singular fact of the masses as the central ...

Must read take on activism in the age of climate change
The democratic management of economic life would mean that the economy would become subordinate to the wider relationships that make up society. Non-economic motives would direct economic activity, as they have throughout most of human history.”.

The Beef Industry Is Terrified of Meatless Monday
After he attended a conference from the Humane Society [of the United States],” he sighed. “We just want to point out … we believe that there are activists behind it. We believe that they want to claim that raising livestock hurts the environment. And ...

Student activism is being sabotaged and this is why it matters
Deliberative democracy requires the participation of civil society, but if activists and campaigns are sabotaged then the terms on which political and policy decisions are made is called into question.

The history of forgetting, from shell shock to PTSD
Whole sections of the Australian population became marginalised in the social conflicts brought about by the war, and what had been a relatively cohesive and peaceful society pre-war suffered trials and shocks it hadn't been subjected to beforehand and ...

Kublalsingh's history of activism
His decision came after the Joint Consultative Council for the Construction Industry (JCC) and other civil society groups released the terms of reference for the independent review committee to examine the several matters of concern regarding the ...

Naomi Klein on climate failure: “It's not that we've done nothing. We've done ...
We need to talk about what values are going to govern our society and we need to win some ideological battles. I'm making the argument that in responding to .... This is something that urban activists fight for. When people were rioting in Rio for free ...

Peter Hollingworth and Tony Nicholson on civil society, religion and the rule ...
A model that fosters and harnesses community altruism, a model that encourages activism, that assists ordinary citizens to give direction to, and to exercise governance over, local efforts to provide services to the vulnerable and to strengthen ...

Signs human rights are moving slowly up the agenda in corporate China
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre's new briefing on business and human rights in the Greater China region found a 50% response rate from Chinese firms to specific human rights concerns raised by civil society. While lower than the 77% response ...

The fight for socialism in Slovenia: interview with Anej Korsika (Initiative ...
This all illustrates that there was no lack of political activism and theoretical production; what was lacking from the picture was a well organised and ideologically consistent political subject that would not have to be reinvented for each new ...

South Sudan Wants (Some) Foreign Aid Workers Replaced
In response to the growing chaos, the Juba government has tightened control over civil society. Skye Wheeler, a South Sudan researcher with Human Rights Watch, said that the recent decree "was released in an environment of growing repression of ...

Agata on mission to engage youth
It's her passion for those topics that saw her invited to speak at the Belmore Park March Australia rally earlier this month, and her determination to encourage youth activism which saw her elected as Goulburn Mulwaree Council Youth Mayor just weeks ...

How perceptions of gender shape political knowledge and activism: The case of ...
As Congress headed to its summer break in August, its approval ratings languished close to an all-time low. The public's sentiment about lawmakers might be influenced by the fact that the 113th Congress is on track to become one of the least productive ...

Winners and losers in a new political climate
The new atmosphere of political activism and outspokenness among the general public encouraged political parties' voter bases and their local officials, including those who participated in the 20 February demonstrations, to press more insistently for ...

Viet Nam: Police beatings outside court amid crackdown on activism
Women activists Bui Thi Minh Hang and Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh, along with their male co-defendant Nguyen Van Minh, were handed between two and three-year jail terms on charges of "disturbing public order" at Dong Thap Provincial People's Court in Viet ...

Food Babe's Ingredient Attacks Draw 'Quackmail' Backlash
Since the NPR interview, one critic writing online in Forbes accused Hari of practicing “quackmail,” another compared her to widely criticized autism activist Jenny McCarthy and one encouraged her to “choke and die.” Because Hari sells ads on her ...

Media Literacy and Resisting Manipulation: Project Update
The platform will aim to challenge stereotypes and provide a broad range of perspectives on society, culture, and politics that cannot be found in other media.

Media, Activism and the New Political: 'Istanbul Conversations' on New Media ...
[The following introduction and transcript of an October 2013 roundtable discussion on media, activism, and left politics was published in the journal Media Culture and Society. The roundtable features a number of scholars/activists, including ...

Arne Hintz
Arne Hintz is a Lecturer at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and is Director of MA Journalism, Media and Communications and MA Digital Media and Society. His research connects communication policy, media activism, citizen ...

NUS to hold "free education" demo
She added: “We are calling this demonstration to take the fight to the government and to demand a public education system that serves society and is free and accessible to everyone.” The demonstration is the first national rally backed by the NUS since ...



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