Tags » Social Movements

Why we recommend a NO in the referendum - in 6 short bullet points

  1. Negotiations have stalled because Greece’s creditors (a) refused to reduce our un-payable public debt and (b) insisted that it should be repaid ‘parametrically’ by the weakest members of our society, their children and their grandchildren…
  2. 211 more words
European Crisis

nicholasjoncrane reblogged this on For Another Critique of the Pyramid and commented:

From Yanis Varoufakis, on the "no" vote in Greece

Things are getting better/worse, and we're not going to take it anymore

There is a whole social science to the optimal balance of victory and defeat in social movements and social change. Trying to sort that out recently reminds me of the time in 1980 when the Williams pinball machine company introduced… 1,637 more words


the emergence of gay rights: a sociological perspective

On Friday, the Supreme Court rules that marriage should be available straight and gay couples in all 50 states. This represents the most important policy victory so far of the gay rights movement. 222 more words


My Opinion of This Whole Marriage Equality Thing (Tired Blog)

So… As you saw in my previous post, Marriage Equality happened this week. in a 5-4 decision, people can now marry whomever they please (as long as both parties consent to the marriage). 777 more words

Social Commentary

Social Movements and the Social Media Play

So…. It is no surprise why I am writing this blog on the day after a monumental decision was made by the Supreme Court of the United States. 613 more words

Social Commentary

I won't be going to Pride tomorrow

Content note: this post discusses homophobia, transphobia and biphobia

Tomorrow sees London’s Pride parade, supposedly a celebration of how brilliant things are. Each year, it leaves a sour taste in my mouth, because things are  529 more words

Rage At The System