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Transformative Political Education: Read and Watch Lists

Posted by Meaghan Carmody on July 03, 2020 at 05:37 PM

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A commitment to a continuing process of critical thinking is a necessary tool in every change-maker’s repository.

The more students work at storing the deposits entrusted to them, the less they develop the critical consciousness which would result from their intervention in the world as transformers of that world. The more completely they accept the passive role imposed on them, the more they tend simply to adapt to the world as it is and to the fragmented view of reality deposited in them.

- Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

By expanding our critical awareness of the world around us, by interrogating the root causes of systemic injustices, and by challenging ourselves to unlearn what has been inculcated within us, we transform ourselves and the world we live in.

The power of education can never be underestimated.

Please enjoy this resource list, recently compiled on the foot of the 2020 Mobilise. Resist. Tranform course. It will be regularly updated.

 

SYSTEMS THINKING AND PROBLEM-FRAMING

Media Justice - Telling a New Story A Collaborative Checklist for Social Justice Leaders Using Narrative Strategies for Change  [Resource]

LifeMosaic Communications [Video]

Center for Story-based Strategy [Website & series of resources]

Story-based Strategy 101.pdf [Resource]

Framing for Social Change [Article]

Social Movement Technologies’ Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/DigitalCampaignSupport/about/

INTERSECTIONALITY

Systems thinking: Tools for Systems Thinkers: The 6 Fundamental Concepts of Systems Thinking [Article]

Crisis opportunities and threats: Naomi Klein and Angela Davis Teach-in on movement building in the time of the coronavirus crisis  [Webinar recording] (fast forward to minute 3 when the audio starts)

Some root causes:

Gender oppression: Climate Change is About...Women > Climate Change and Women in Bolivia: A View from the Ground [Article]

Colonialism - The Spanish Empire, Silver, & Runaway Inflation: Crash Course World History #25

[Video]

Capitalism: Capitalism - a short explanation [Video]

White supremacy: On environmentalism, whiteness and activist superstars | gal-dem [Article]

Racialization: The History of Race and Racialization [Video]

Social media to follow:

The Decolonial Atlas: The Decolonial Atlas (@decolonialatlas) (also on Fb & Insta)

Indigenous Environmental Network - https://twitter.com/IENearth  (also on Fb)

Wretched of the Earth - WretchedOfTheEarth (@wretchedotearth) (also on Fb)

Women/youth of colour environmental & climate activists:

 https://twitter.com/MaryHeglar

 https://twitter.com/zhaabowekwe

 https://twitter.com/israhirsi

 https://twitter.com/nadiabaltimore

 https://twitter.com/xiyebastida?lang=en

 https://twitter.com/xiuhtezcatl

EXTRACTIVISM AND CLIMATE FINANCE

Everything!

Homebound: Capitalists and Other Cannibals with ALNOOR LADHA /172  [podcast] - with the former Executive Director with The Rules (organisation that Maeve mentioned)

Extractivism

Undermining Human Rights: Ireland, the ESB and Cerrejón coal  [report, read the executive summary]

EJAtlas | Mapping Environmental Justice [Map of environmental injustices]

Gas in Europe / gas subsidies

Europe wants to do WHAT?! [Video]

Fossil Gas Part of the problem, not the solution [Video]

Fossil fuel subsidies in Ireland Financing Climate Chaos [Report, read the executive summary]

Climate Finance

Fossil Free EIB | The climate clock is ticking. [Website and campaign]

COMMUNICATIONS

Media Justice - Telling a New Story A Collaborative Checklist for Social Justice Leaders Using Narrative Strategies for Change  [Resource]

LifeMosaic Communications [Video]

Center for Story-based Strategy [Website & series of resources]

Story-based Strategy 101.pdf [Resource]

Framing for Social Change [Article]

Social Movement Technologies’ Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/DigitalCampaignSupport/about/

COVID-19 AND CLIMATE JUSTICE

SOLIDARITY

What are Social Movements? [Article]

How to build across difference

Five ways to build solidarity across our differences [Article]

Three more ways to build solidarity across our differences [Article] 

How to be aware of privilege in solidarity actions/work

You Say You Stand in Solidarity – But Do You Know What That Really Means? [Video]

Extinction Rebellion Is Overwhelmingly Shaped by Middle-Class White People. It Does Not Serve Us [Article]

Supply chains, transnational corporations based in Europe

BLOOD COAL ** WAYUU AND AFRO COLOMBIANS SPEAK TO EUROPE / UK SUPPLY CHAIN ** [Video]

Rights for People, Rules for Corporations | TerraJusta [Video]

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE GLOBALLY

Let Us Fight For A New World, Environmental Politics For A Changing World: An Excerpt, by Nathan Thanki [Article]

A New Normal, Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice Statement

Groups to follow/join

Grassroots Environmental Campaigning Groups [Map]

Stop Blood Coal Ireland - Home [Facebook]

Not Here Not Anywhere – For a Fossil Free Future [Website]

Climate Case Ireland [Website]

Love Leitrim (@love_leitrim) [Twitter]

Futureproof Clare - Home [Facebook]

Home | SCAN [Website]

Why #StopShannonLNG? - Stop Shannon LNG    [Website]

Resources for future work (incl. online)

Toolkit | NEON

Training For Change | Movement and Capacity Building at the Grassroots

Trainings – Facilitating Online Meetings

⚡Facilitating online meetings & trainings⚡

Join SMT's Online Communities    

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