One of the common civic actions is to take part in events and discussions. How often is it incumbent for the disabled participant to ensure that his/her/their participation is possible?
Do we reward disobedience?
This award gives quarter of a million dollars, no strings attached, to people being extraordinarily disobedient for the benefit of society. What could we learn?
(How) can funders really challenge power?
Funding... too often tightly controlled by a cautious, privileged few? Edge Fund is a grant-making body with a difference.
Delivering justice in a Deliveroo world
Our case is the biggest in employment law in a generation, fighting for basic rights like paid annual leave and the minimum wage.
The migrant-led activism stamping out racial hostility in the UK
The Windrush scandal has pushed Britain’s harsh immigration policies into the limelight, forcing one ministerial resignation and an apology from the government. But people who have lived and worked hard in Britain for many years are still losing their jobs, homes, being denied NHS treatment - who are the people fighting for the rights of migrants?
Social media, meet social good
While the huge enabling power of social media has long been recognised and used by campaigners and grassroots movements to effect change – most dramatically illustrated right now by #MeToo - the last eighteen months have also seen a powerful shadow side emerge as algorithms have gained in potency.
Building a community for activism
Civil society, like the society it serves, is ever changing. If we are to harness the transformative energy of young people and communities, structures and funding will need to change to keep pace. People are eager to work together for the common good, we just need the government and funders to loosen the chains and let it happen.
Britain, meet Bolivia: what can social movements learn from each other?
Bolivia has a deep history of resistance. After over 500 years of colonisation, it continues to be home to the largest and most diverse indigenous population in the continent, with 36 different indigenous peoples officially recorded. At the turn of the millennium movements successfully took on both a multinational corporation and a President – paving the way for the election of the incumbent Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS) and the country's first indigenous President in 2005.
How NGOs and social movements can learn to work together better
There are no shortages of challenges facing civil society, but one that we don’t talk enough about is the relationship between the formal and informal parts of civil society. If civil society is to have to have any chance of tackling the biggest challenges facing the world, we have to work out to how to …
Precarious workers are organising – trade unions need to catch up
It wasn’t long after he joined Uber in 2013 that it became clear to Yaseen Aslam – a ten-year veteran in the minicab trade – just how vulnerable he was if he didn’t team up with other drivers. “For me it was about how Uber could turn me off at the touch of a button …