Campaigns

Regenerative farming

How a farmer-led revolution in agriculture can stand as an exemplar of systemic solutions to the climate crisis

Seeing wetiko

Naming the cultural sickness that is killing life on earth

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Growing, growing, gone: transforming the global economy before it's too late

#moneycantbuy

A system that sees everything as money will never bring us to a humane and sustainable world

Activist Ashram Application

Bringing together a collective of activists, community leaders, organizers, bloggers artists & other deserters of the capitalist system

Whistleblow Wall Street

The laws that govern Wall Street are hardwired to maximize profits, treat workers as sub-human, and shift all externalities to tax payers and the environment

When it clicked

When I stopped buying into the official story of poverty

9×9: Nine little films about food and farming

Positive stories from the frontline

The story of poverty

Tell the creation story for poverty.

Capitalism is just a story

We can tell a better story

Global economic inequality video

Global Wealth Inequality - What you never knew you never knew

Do we live on a One Party Planet?

So just who is in charge of this planet?

It’s The World Vs. The Bank

Right now, millions of people are being thrown off their land because large corporations are being given special rights.

Debunking the Gates Foundation story of poverty

There is an initiative currently underway you may or may not have heard about called The Narrative Project.

Artivism Lab

Following the Unga Tax campaign and the success of the Kenyans for Tax Justice (K4TJ) coalition, /The Rules decided to commit to Kenya as a central hub for the East African struggle against the imposition of neoliberal structures and policies.

REDD

REDD shifts responsibility for the climate crisis to the countries of the South, which do not have historical responsibility for the crisis.

Kenya Unga Tax

The National Treasury of Kenya has announced it will remove the 16% tax hike on Unga, milk and flour from the VAT bill!

Land rights in India

Land is life. Land is shelter, security, a livelihood, an identity, a home.

City of London

The City of London is at the centre of the global web of tax havens that are aiding and abetting the theft of vast sums of money from the public around the world

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Trump: Join us in connecting the dots

The election of Donald Trump has left millions, maybe even billions of us in shock. Although we may be looking with bewilderment at the US today, we should remember that he is not an isolated phenomenon. He is a symptom of a sickness that is raging all around the world. People are hurting, disillusioned with mainstream politics and increasingly angry at a neoliberal economic system that is destroying lives and the planet with increasing ferocity. And in their desperation they are willing to consider extreme measures to make themselves heard.

Demagogues thrive amid fear and insecurity, which is why they paint the world in such dark terms. It’s a strategy that has put right-wing populist leaders in power in an Axis of Egos: from Brazil to Turkey, the Philippines to Russia, authoritarian strongmen like Trump are on the rise. Meanwhile, many centrist liberals, like the Democratic Party in the US, have been so intent on rejecting left-wing populist solutions, and so sure of their ability to beat anyone running on a white supremacy platform with its misogyny and homophobia, that they opened the door for Mr. Trump to walk straight through. Their preference is always to maintain the status quo that has served them so well.

As dangerous as the election of Trump is for the world, we can also see in this moment the truth that we simply cannot rely on the electoral political system to save us, because it is designed to prevent the fundamental change we need. Its own survival is at stake and it will marshal all its champions and resources to defend itself and stop the emergence of a new system. But when we work, or continue working for change from the ground up; when we build or keep on building new ways of living and being with each other where we live; when we construct or keep constructing the future we know is possible with our own hands, rather than hoping distant leaders will build it for us, we find our true power. Finally, when we combine that with the unbending hope that has powered change through the ages, we know our power has meaning.

A 400-year-old economic system is dying and another is struggling to be born. Change on this scale is not going to be smooth or easy. We should not be surprised, then, that moments like this — where the establishment is dealt a body blow — become more and more common. We can despair when that blow comes in the form of right-wing extremists, or we can step-up. We are the ones we are looking for, who can and must grasp the opportunities in these crises that are undoubtedly there.

So it’s time to come together, taking time to remember the earth. Remember all the successful struggles for justice that came before us, and imagine all those to come. Remember that social movements are growing all over the world and realising the common struggle. Remember life. Then, organise. Find each other and help midwife the inevitable transition that brings forth from the ashes of neoliberal capitalism a system that works for the good of all life on Mother Earth. This is not just activism; this is our responsibility as human beings alive as this all unfolds.

This is why we are here.