How to grow distributed leadership

You use archetypes or personas to describe different types of leadership which have their corresponding shadow aspects. How can people become aware of their shadow aspects and make the most of them in group situations? One of the chapters I wrote in the book describes a leadership development framework I created called Full Circle Leadership. In my work at Enspiral, …

A revolution can start the moment those in the contented classes decide to prioritize the most marginalized people in this country over their comfort

By Ralph Nader, Commondreams.org May 10, 2019 | RESIST! When will the people who recognize just how bad things have become for the most vulnerable—and the nation at large—unfurl the flag of rebellion against the plutocrats and the autocrats? For all the rhetoric and all the charities regarding America’s children, the U.S. stands at the very bottom of western nations and some other countries as …

In the small Canadia city of Regina, resistance is brewing…

By Andre Vltchek, Dissidentvoice.org  May 7, 2019 | EDUCATE!  Ed Lehman is a Canadian Communist, and a comrade of mine. I don’t say such things often or lightly, especially about Westerners. But he became my comrade, and we struggled shoulder to shoulder, for five days. Not in the South American wilderness, not in Afghanistan or Syria, but in Regina, a small Canadian city, the …

Toward Climate-Catalyzed Social Transformation

By Diana Stuart, and Ryan Gunderson, ROAR May 4, 2019 | STRATEGIZE! Applying The Work Of Erik Olin Wright To Emergent Climate Change Movements Helps Us To Understand Current Trajectories And Possible Pathways For Transformation. In past weeks, Extinction Rebellion has continued to make news headlines with acts of protest in London, Boston, New York and other cities across the globe. In London, thousands of activists blocked roads and bridges and over 1,000 were arrested. …

Cooperatives and a self-managed factory in action, making things you really need: Inside Vio.Me

By Niko Georgiades, Unicornriot.ninja April 27, 2019 | CREATE! Thessaloniki, Greece – Workers have successfully self-managed the production of environmentally-friendly cleaning products for the last six years in the occupied factory Vio.Me. There are no bosses in this factory on the east side of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city. Workers have been in full control since occupying the factory in 2013, two years after …

Create a strong culture and organization

1. Create a Strong Culture – a shared way of doing something with passion What you celebrate, who you hire, transparency.  If you are aligned at a high level, if everyone believes in the mission and everyone has really good access to information, then that gets you a huge amount of the way there in terms of working productively together.  What …

Sample Socialist Chapter Priorities, Organizing Models, Anti-Racism/Oppression Work

Chapter Priorities Whereas: Democratic socialists believe it’s impossible to have democracy or social justice under capitalism, an economic system that concentrates wealth and power in the hands of a few. We fight for a society without class, where decisions about what to produce, and how to produce and distribute it, are made democratically. We fight for a society where every …

What the Climate Strikers Want

First, the Youth Climate Strike sees the Green New Deal (GND) as the pivotal mechanism to enact climate action. (If you need to refamiliarize yourself, here’s the full text of Congress’ Green New Deal Resolution, introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.) The Youth Climate Strikers want: An equitable transition for marginalized communities that will be most impacted by climate change An equitable …

Surprisingly high levels of public support for emergency declarations. Both realistic assessment (fear) and hope are needed and effective

Strong fear messages have been found to be more effective than weak fear messages; when fear is combined with hope, this can create an emotional drive that motivates a change of habit. MAJORITY SUPPORT FOR DECLARING A CLIMATE EMERGENCY By David Spratt, Resilience.org March 13, 2019 | ORGANIZE! In five countries —  Australia, the USA, Canada, the UK and Switzerland  — an impressive 382 …