Tags » Social Movement

Norges miljøbevegelser (Norway’s Environmental Movements) – Being eco-friendly before it was cool

by Maria Purcariu

While during the 1960s and 1970s social movements of all sorts became fashionable worldwide, Norwegians were taking action in an attempt of protecting their most valuable heritage: nature. 1,028 more words


Solidarity, a fancy name for the 1st independent trade union in the Soviet bloc

By Diana Cristolţean

Solidarity started off as a trade union in 1980, in People’s Republic of Poland, but it was clear from the start that it would go for far more than standing up for the workers’ rights. 1,163 more words



“Truth be told, the relationships between NGOs and the communities in which they work are not always negative; nor do they always work in the same way. 127 more words

U.S. Secretly Set Up a Cuban Twitter-Like Program

The U.S. government admitted of creating ZunZuneo, a Twitter-like social media network in Cuba. In an effort to encourage political discussion, USAID ran the program from 2008 until 2012, when it ran out of funding. 239 more words

Public engagement with science must be two-way: that's why persons with early dementia are so important

I spent some of this afternoon at the Wellcome Trust on Euston Road. Euston Road is of course home of the oldest profession, as well as the General Medical Council too. 468 more words


Egypt: The grass isn't greener on the other side!

Last week this blog explored Saudi Arabia and the idea that if they do not start thinking about their long term economic strategy then they could face a revolution in which their young population was dissatisfied with the lack of opportunities… 737 more words